​Winning the Heart of an Enemy 

One person became extremely jealous against Hazrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih). Eventually he began to openly display his enmity for Hazrat Mufti Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) and left no stone in displaying his resentment for the latter. He then even went to the extent of poisoning the minds of some gangster type people by feeding them false information and convinced them to help him assassinate Hazrat (rahmatullahi ‘alaih). He also announced the night on which this heinous deed will be carried out.

Normally Hazrat’s (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) door would be closed at night, but on this particular night Hazrat (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) left it open. An attendant wished to close the door but Hazrat (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) said, “Tonight is the night to leave it open.” What great tawakkul and reliance he had on Allah Ta‘ala that there was not even a shadow of fear. Some students who were aware of the situation volunteered to stand guard, but Hazrat (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) did not allow them to do so. The students were furious with the person who had made the threat, but Hazrat (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) strongly stopped them from taking revenge or saying anything harsh to him. Through Allah Ta‘ala’s grace and help, the person who made the threats did not get the courage to even make his way to Hazrat’s (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) room to carry out his evil intention.

On another occasion the same person had put up posters in many places with baseless objections and false accusations against Hazrat (rahmatullahi ‘alaih). Hazrat’s (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) attendants intended to reply but he stopped them. Despite this, Hazrat (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) would personally go to his home, meet him and enquire about his well-being. He would also include him in mashuras (consultations). Hazrat (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) would take him to the elders of Deoband, Saharanpur and Raipur and pay for his traveling expenses and assisted him in every way he could. When he was in financial difficulty, Hazrat (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) arranged for him to open a business. To arrange this, Hazrat (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) bore a great financial burden upon himself. In short, Hazrat (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) treated him like a close friend. This sublime and beautiful character melted away his enmity and later created in its place such deep love and affection that he would even be ready to sacrifice his life for Hazrat (rahmatullahi ‘alaih). This incident is an example of the countless stories in Hazrat’s (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) life, wherein he had portrayed such noble attributes. (Hudood-e-Ikhtilaaf, pg. 277) 

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