A NEW TURN
Since his early age, Khwaja Sahib(R.A.) was fond of the company
of dervesh, sufis and faqirs and had a great respect for them. One
day, as to routine when he was watering the plants, a Mazhoob arrived
there. The Mazhoob was Sheikh Ibrahim Qundoozi (R.A.). When the
young Khwaja Sahib saw the old man, he left his work and stepped
forward and welcomed him. He kissed the hand of the oldman, took
him to a tree and requested him to sit under its shadow. At that
time Khwaja Sahib had nothing to offer him. It was the grape season
and the bunch of grapes were there on the trees. He plucked a bunch
of sweet and juicy grapes, offered him and then sat in front of
Mazhoob liked his gesture and enjoyed few pieces of grapes with
pleasure. The enlightened Mazhoob immediately recognised that the
promising child was in search of truth. So he took out a piece of
oil cake, crushed it under his teeth and put into the mouth of Khwaja
Sahib. As he had a great respect and love for dervesh and faqirs,
he swallowed it. And lo! all of a sudden, the entire world lost
its importance and there was no barrier between him and the God.
With swallowing of piece of oil cake, he was in spiritual world.
When regained his consciousness, he found himself alone. Sheikh
lbrahim Qundoozi (R.A.) had taken his way.
Ibrahim Qundoozi left Khwaja Sahib alone, but it was unforgettable
to him what he witnessed in the spritual world. He had a great desire
to witness the same repeatedly. He tried his level best to have
patience and restraint over himself but was unsuccessful. He could
not control himself. He was now under great infiuence of love and
passion and when his love for truth crossed its limits, the entire
world became immaterial to him. Thus he sold his belongings, distributed
the cash and his possessions among the poor and needy and set off
in search of truth with a meagre maintenance.