Mevlana Rumi visit Allama Iqbal – Story narrated by Dr. Javid Iqbal
Justice Dr. Javid Iqbal, who passed away recently, narrates some interesting events in his book ‘Apna Garebaan Chaak‘, a candid biography of his father Dr. Allama Iqbal. Beside shedding light on the more humane side of the great poet, he narrates some interesting metaphysical events which can be traced to Sufism and actually reveal some interesting relationship of the great poet with the great mystics such as Mevlana Rumi, Khawaja Moinuddin Chishti, and Hazrat Ali Hajveri [Daata Sahib], all of which he has mentioned in his poetry with great reverence.
The Meeting of Khawaja Moinudin Chishti, Ali Hajvairi [Daata Sahib] & Allama Iqbal
Ali Baksh, Allama’s faithful house keeper narrates that he came to Allama room one night to check him and found that he was sitting at the feet of a graceful elderly person. Allama asked Ali Baksh to fetch some Lassi for the guest. Ali Baksh went away but it was late at night and couldn’t find one. He finally found a faint little of a shop where he bought the things. When Ali tried to pay, the shopkeeper simply refused payment that we have a ‘silsila’ [special relation] with Iqbal and his Guest. Ali Baksh served the lassi drinks which both drank. Allama’s guest left but Allama called Ali Bakhsh go and fetch him again.
Ali Baksh went to the door and was surprised to see that door was actually locked from inside. He went to Allama and explained but Allama went quiet. Ali insisted many times to reveal the name of the guest and Allama revealed on condition that he will keep it secret during lifetime [which Ali Bakhah did].
Allama revealed to Ali Baksh that the guest was Khwaja Moindudin Chishti of Ajmer Shareef and the shopkeeper who entertained them none other than Hazrat Ali Hajveri aka Daata Sahib of Lahore.
Video courtesy of Dunya TV Youtube channel.