The most attractive part of the life of a Wali is that which deals with his manners and customs as corresponding to those of the Holy Prophet and is in accord with Sunnah. Hazrat Sheikh-ul-Islam, from the very beginning was devoted towards divine love and was engaged also in the service of mankind.
He spent practically his whole life in such service to making especially in the educational and spiritual spheres. In early life as a student during a year of famine in Baghdad, one day he felt very hungry. But he did not have any money to buy food. He was obliged therefore, to proceed towards the bank of the river Tigris to pick up some vegetables to satisfy his hunger. When he found something edible, he did not run ahead of the other hungry persons, who were around him, to first take and have it for himself. Such was his exemplary conduct, even when starving.