An individual came to meet Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Mohammed Taqi Usmani (Allah protect & preserve him) and introduced himself as “My Ism-e-Girami is xyz”.
The Shaykh asked “What is the meaning of Girami?” The person remained quiet.
Thereafter the Shaykh repeated “What is the meaning of Girami? If you don’t know, just say I don’t know.
The person replied “I don’t know.”
Thereafter the Shaykh asked those present “What is the meaning of Girami?” Someone replied “Honourable”.
The Shaykh said “Yes. This word Girami (honourable) should not be used for oneself. It is used for one’s seniors.”
Intekhab e Kaiseri, Ramadan 1440, post zohar majlis, Office, Darul Uloom Karachi