Tonight we reviewed the story of the thirty-fourth figure on the Silsila: Muhammad Effendi al-Yaraghi (q).
We learned that Shaykh Muhammad Effendi (q) once sent a box with gunpowder and a hot coal to a judge to show that he could supervise both his male and female students honourably. My son was curious why the gunpowder did not ignite. I told him that there was a special power that kept the powder from lighting and causing a problem.
We learned that Shaykh Muhammad Effendi (q) taught the people of the Caucasus to defend themselves against Tsarist Russia with the chivalry of the Prophet Muhammad (s). My son said that if his county were invaded he would not want to fight anyone. I told him that it is best to avoid fighting as much as possible because when there is fighting people get hurt.