Consideration for others
Hadhrat Moulana Maseehullah Khan Sahib (rahmatullahi alaih) mentioned:
“During his final illness, Hadhrat Moulana Thanwi (rahmatullahi alaih) suffered from severe bouts of diarrhoea, extreme weakness and thus had to remain in bed.
Once, at night Hadhrat had the urge to relieve himself whilst the rest of the household was asleep. Hadhrat could not tolerate affecting the comfort of others, though they would have never minded being disturbed out of their love and affection for Hadhrat especially during his sickness. However, Hadhrat exercised great caution so as not to disturb any person.
Hence with great difficulty he proceeded to the toilet by himself. When returning, the weakness increased. Hadhrat barely took a few steps and fell in the courtyard of the house due to dizziness.
After regaining consciousness he walked back to his bed and lay down. By now, Hadhrat was feeling extremely weak. He then suddenly realised that when he fell the toilet jug had fallen in the courtyard and was still lying there.
If anyone else needed to visit the toilet later during the night they will not find it in its normal place, thus inconveniencing them. This thought left him restless forcing him out of his bed. Notwithstanding his illness and weakness he went back to the courtyard, found the jug in the darkness and returned it to its place.”
(Fadhl-ul-Baari, p. 97)