Service to humanity and generosity towards one’s fellow creatures was emphasised by Qibla Raja sahib(RA). He himself maintained an open house for about half a century at Jehlum Motorworks and after retirement at his home in Machine Mohalla. All guests were served tea at regular intervals; when a new guest arrived all present would also receive refills. At mealtimes food was served. The hungry and needy knew there was one place where they would also be served honourably and such people frequented Raja sahib’s majalis purely for this reason. This was never an issue for the shaykh for he was the servant of Love (khadim-e-mohabbat) and his love extended to all without distinction.
For those that were in a hurry who could not stay for tea he would often, quite discreetly, place money in their pockets and say: ” You are in a hurry, have tea on me along the way”.
Of course this was not the only way that his generosity manifested itself. For instance once a man came and told Babaji that his daughter was getting married. Babaji sent someone into the domestic apartment and said: “tell them that I need two raishmi (silken) suits for an amal (a spiritual intervention but also any act)”. When the khadim returned the suits were presented to the guest who’s daughter was getting married. Months later when his family enquired about the suits he said: “tell them the amal is still going on”, indicating thereby the sawab (reward, merit) the action was still receiving. He often used words that had more than one meaning (such as amal here) to veil his actions.