The following was originally shared by @PearlsofHaqq on twitter. its an excerpt from the book Mere bhaijaan by Hazrat Maulana Yousuf Motala sahab (db).
I found it interesting to be translated and shared.
Once Shaikh Alawi Maliki رحمة الله عليه came to visit Hazrat Shaikhul Hadith رحمة الله عليه at Madinah Munawwarah. While he was about to return.. Hazrat Shaikh رحمة الله عليه sent us Khuddam (attendants) to escort him.
Shaikh Alawi commented “I feel deep envy for you Khuddam , that By Allah.. you are in the service of Imam Malik رحمة الله عليه of our times, it is my claim for which I even have daleel (proof). See..how much unanimity we find between Imam Malik رحمة الله عليه and Hazrat Shaikh رحمة الله عليه.
Imam Malik رحمة الله عليه had love for Madinah Munawwarah, similarly Hazrat Shaikh رحمة الله عليه has love for Madinah Munawwarah.
Secondly, the preoccupation with Noble Hadith of Rasulullh and its love by Imam Malik رحمة الله عليه is also possessed by Hazrat Shaikh رحمة الله عليه.
Thirdly, Muwatta by our Imam Malik رحمة الله عليه has been considered amongst the excellent books all over the world. The best commentary of Muwatta available today with par excellence from commentaries of the books of Hadith is Awjaz ul Masalik ila Muwatta Imam Malik by Hazrat Shaikh رحمة الله عليه.
And the Fourth shall also be إن شاء الله completed such that Imam Malik رحمة الله عليه lays buried in Jannat ul baqi’i and Hazrat Shaikh رحمة الله عليه shall also be buried at Baqi’i.”
When I narrated this incident to Mufti Hussain kamani, he added a fifth point from his side that the manner in which Imam Malik رحمة الله عليه was buried along with his Shaikh and Ustadh Hazrat Naf’i رضي الله عنه at jannat ul Baqi.., Hazrat Shaikh رحمة الله عليه also rests there alongside his Shaikh and Ustadh Hazrat Maulana Khaleel Ahmed Saharanpuri رحمة الله عليه.
May Allah سبحانه وتعالى fill their Quboor with Noor and raise their ranks.. Ameen..