I immediately recognised that there was something special about this gentleman. I got a feeling that he was one of those whose presence was precious but also light, like a breeze. I recognised that he belonged to that special category of human beings. We are looking at them and they are so humble and selfless that we tend to forget their presence. We are looking at them and most probably we do not realise that we are looking at one of the God’s beloved servants. Looking at his face during those precious short moments when he approached me, I could see an illustration of piety, devotion and wisdom.
It was only later, when I read the book that he gave me, that I realised that he was also a great scholar and intellectual.
I was very sorry that I did not manage to get to know him better. I had in mind that if I ever again had the privilege of visiting Pakistan I should spend some time with him and benefit from his presence.
However, just like a precious stone, these people are not easy to find and keep. He approached me like a breeze and, a few days ago, like a breeze he left our world towards his Creator.
I can only hope that I may be good enough to be allowed to see him in the hereafter.
God bless you Abdus Sattar Ghauri sahib.