Abul Hasan Hamdaani’ s chicken

To act against the desires of the saints    of Allah  also brings afflictions. It has been reported that once Khuwajah Abul Hasan Hamdaani intended to visit Sayyiduna Khuwajah Ja’far Khaalidi  and just before leaving home, Abul Hasan Hamdaani asked his households to roast a chicken for him and keep it ready. When he reached in the court of Sayyiduna Khuwajah Ja’far Khaalidi   he ordered him to stay overnight with him. Since the heart of Abul Hasan Hamdaani was desirous of the roasted chicken, so he made a reasonable excuse and went home back. Due to this, Sayyiduna Khuwajah Ja’far Khaalidi felt unhappy. When Khuwajah Abul Hasan Hamdaani was about to eat the chicken, a dog entered the home, took the roasted chicken, ran away and threw it in a sewerage drain.
The next morning when Khuwajah Abul Hasan Hamdaani came in the court of Sayyiduna Khuwajah Ja’far Khaalidi, Sayyiduna Khuwajah Ja’far Khaalidi  said to him, ‘The one who does not respect the words of the saints, a dog is appointed at him that inflicts him.’ Upon hearing this, Khuwajah ‘Abul Hasan Hamdaani felt remorse.
(Ruh-ul-Bayan, vol. 2, pp. 46; part 3, Surah Aal-e-‘Imran, Ayah 63) 
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