The Compassion of Mufti Muhammad Shafi.
Muftī Muhammad Shafī rahimahullāh fell seriously ill during the blessed month of Ramadān. Anyone in his position, ill during Ramadān and sensing the end is near, would have longed to pass away in the blessed month, for the Prophet sallallāhu ‘alayhi wasallam has said:
“When Ramadān arrives, the doors of Jannah are opened and the doors of Jahannam are closed.”
His illness was so severe that it was expected that he would pass away during Ramadān, but it was not to be. After the month had passed, Muftī Shafī rahimahullāh told his friends that during his illness he prayed to Allāh ta‘ālā not to give him death in the month of Ramadān. The reason for his prayer was fear that his death would cause inconvenience to his friends and well-wishers during the blessed month.