his marriage, for almost 1½ years, Hadhrat Shaykh Ul Islam (May Allah shower
His Mercy on him) worked in a government office. However, the will of Almighty Allah was
something else entirely. Hadhrat Shaykh
Ul Islam (May Allah shower His Mercy on him) was not to remain a government
servant and work under somebody, but he had to lead the Muslims and guide
them. Conditions took such a turn that
he resigned from his post.
is written in Matla’ Ul Anwaar about
1285 Hijri, he got appointed in the department of revenue. He resigned from this job in 1287 Hijri. The incident of his resignation is also
strange although people think that a government job is a means to respect and
happiness. Hadhrat Shaykh Ul Islam left
his job only on the issue that a usury-based transaction was given to him so
that he could make an entry regarding it.
His Islamic fervor did not allow him to do so and he wrote his
resignation and presented it to his superior officer. The superior officer did not want to accept
the resignation and promised that he would never be asked to do so again. But Hadhrat Shaykh Ul Islam said: This leniency is only until you are here. I cannot expect everyone to be so lenient and
this is a job, so I will have to obey whatever the superior says. And he left his job. (Matla’ Ul Anwaar, pg. no. 14)
one hand this incident shows that Hadhrat Shaykh Ul Islam (May Allah shower His
Mercy on him) was very meticulous in observing the rules of the Shariah and on
the other hand this shows that Hadhrat Shaykh Ul Islam (May Allah shower His
Mercy on him) completely relied on Almighty Allah. Many relatives and friends all tried to talk
him out of doing so, but he did not relent.
People advised him to restart his job.
However, Hadhrat Shaykh Ul Islam (May Allah shower His Mercy on him)
didn’t accept this advice and busied himself in teaching and instruction of
Islamic sciences. He focused all his
energies on this task. Those with the
thirst for Islamic knowledge would come to him and quench their scholarly and
spiritual thirst with oceans of knowledge and gnosis.