Hadhrat Moulana Mohammed llyaas (RA)

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Hadhrat Moulana Ali Mia Saahib (RA) had mentioned, “I once visited Hadhrat Moulana Muhammad Ilyaas Saahib (RA) in Nizaamudeen, Delhi. We then proceeded together to an Ijtima in Mewat. It was the time of Asar and it was extremely hot. The houses and Masaajid were even hotter. A large crowd of people waited to make musaafaha (shake hands) with Hadhrat Moulana Ilyaas Saahib (RA). He made musaafaha with each and every one of them. Hadhrat then performed the Maghrib Salaah at the ijtima. After Salaah, I decided to go to another Masjid because of the intense heat and the huge crowd. I discreetly slipped away. After searching for a while, I found another Masjid but it was hot there as well. However, there was no crowd. I sat down in the courtyard of the Masjid to take a rest when I heard the sound of tilaawat (recitation) of Qur-aan Shareef echoing towards me from within the Masjid. Someone was peacefully reciting the Qur- aan Shareef in this intense heat. Upon looking carefully, I realised it was Hadhrat Moulana Ilyaas Saahib (RA). He had also left the Ijtima like myself, but I left to get some comfort and rest, whereas he had come out to find some quiet place to perform his Awwaabeen Salaah.”

Moulana Ilyaas (RA) used to say, “My exhaustion is dispelled by means of Salaah.”

Hadhrat had travelled extensively through out Mewat. He did not get an opportunity to rest at any place. The jamaat reached it’s destination at the latter portion of the night. Whilst the others retired to bed, Hadhrat Moulana quietly woke up and started his Salaah. This was their deep love for Allah Ta’ala.

Source: The elders of Darul Uloom Deoband and their intense love for Allah Ta’ala