In the last days of Ramadan, Abdul Qadir Sahib’s video went viral on social media. He received a lot of appreciation because of his simple attire. I also wrote that may Allah keep him safe and bless him with more respect.
Undoubtedly, the love of Haramain dwells in the heart of each of us.
One bad thing about us is that we commercialise everything. According to the new videos now surfacing, people are going to this old man. They are getting him to utter an incantation for them, bestowing him with garlands, and interviewing him. Even the simple old man is worried about what is going on. Housing societies and other business people are going to him to sell their stuff, gain cheap fame, and use them to do their own business.
I also think that Baba Ji will not even know which opportunists are using him and how long this will continue. Now donations will start in this regard. He will be considered as a Saint, his shrine will be established, and after the death of Baba Ji, his shrine will be erected. Furthermore, even his successors have also started appearing. What is this all going on? We, the people, should think.
We should always uphold our beliefs. Nothing is more important than that. The dress and simplicity Baba Ji became famous for can be commonly seen all over Sindh and Balochistan. I personally know many people who have been saving for a long time due to poverty and become eligible to travel to Haramain after selling their land and other things. It is a blessing that I have made many such people travel to Haramaain and also met many like that in Madina Munawara and Makkah.
However, when it comes to us, even someone’s simplicity is misused, and then the results aren’t positive for that. Still, God willing, no new sect or series should be attributed to this old man. May Allah Almighty, the condition of our Ummah, have mercy on us. Ameen.