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When Majduddûn Baghdâdî entered the service of a sheikh, he was made to serve “at the place of ablution,” i.e., to clean the latrines. His mother, a well-to-do lady physician, asked the master to exempt the tender boy from this work, and sent him twelve Turkish slaves to do the cleaning. But he replied,

You are a physician—if your son had an inflammation of the gall bladder, should I give the medicine to a Turkish slave instead of to him?”

– Hazrat Jami, Maulana ‘Abdur-Rahman (Rahimullah ‘Aalayhi) –

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