mulla ali qari writes about sheikh abdul qadir jilani

“once shiekh abdul qadir jilani was sitting on pulpit and he said: i struggled for 25 years in lonely place all alone; and offered fajr prayer with ablution i did for isha prayer for 40 years; and recited quran while standing on one foot after isha prayers for 15 years and finish quran till morning……………..and at times, i had to spend 30-40 days without eating anything, satan would come to me and eat a camel and run away……..”

[nuzha tul khatir ul fatir fi manqib sheikh abdul qadir jilani; mullah ali qari, translated by iqbal ahmad farooqi; page 72]

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