When al-Mu’ayyad-din Shirazi had left Shiraz in Persia for Fatimid Egypt, he was very hopeful that he would get the opportunity to see the Imam-Caliph Mustansir-bi-Allah ….
Describing his experience on this visit, he writes:
“I was taken near the place where from I saw the bright Light of the Prophethood.
My eyes were dazzled by the Light.
I shed tears of joy and felt as if I was looking at the face of the Prophet of Allah and of the Commander of the Faithful, Hazrat Ali.
I prostrated myself before the one who is the fittest person to bow to. I wanted to say something, but I was awe-struck….
I tried to speak but my tongue refused to move. People asked me to say what I wished to say. I could say nothing. The Imam said, ‘Leave him. Let his fear and awe subside’.”
Narrative adapted from “Life and Lectures of Al Muayyad fid-din al Shirazi”, edited by late Jawad Muscati and A.M. Moulvi, Ismailia Assocciation for Pakistan, 1950.