Deobandi peer lifts the dying ship, saves the day
Maulaana Ashraf Ali Thanvi narrates from Maulvi Nidhaam ud-Deen Karaanwi, and he narrates from Maulvi Abdullah Haraaqi that a very trustworthy person Walaaiti said that: One of my Friends, who had given allegiance (Bayt) to Baqiyyat us-Salaf Hujjat ul-Khalaf Qaduwwat us-Saalikeen Zubdat ul-Arifeen Shaikh ul-Kul fil Kul Hadhrat Maulaana Haaji Imdaadullaah Saahib Chishti Saabri Thaanvi al-Makki rahimahullah, went to Khana Ka’bah for Hajj. He departed on a ship from Mumbai (India). The ship, on its way, got struck, and it was very close that it would drown in the sea, or it might demolish into pieces with another strike. When he saw that there is no other way except dying, he thought of his Peer and said what else would be the best time of Imdaad than this. Allaah Ta’aala is the absolute Hearer and Observer of all things. Immediately, their Ship got out of the water and all the people were saved.
This incidence occurred here and on the other day “the Patron of the mankind” [Imdaadullaah] told his servant to massage his back as it hurts very terribly. As the servant lifted his shirt while massaging, he saw that his back is awfully wounded and the skin is peeled away from most of the places.
“Hadhrat what’s the matter, why is your back wounded?” asked the servant. “Nothing”, replied Peer Sahab [Imdaadullah]. He asked again, but he remained silent. “Hadhrat, I think your skin got abraded from somewhere, whereas you did not even go anywhere”, asked the servant again for the third time. Hadhrat replies: “A ship was about to drown, in which one of your Brothers in Deen and Silsilah was also present; his cry for help made me upset, so I lifted the ship while giving it the support of my back, I went ahead [with the ship] and the people were saved, this is how my back might have been wounded and this is why I feel pain, but do not mention this to anyone.”
[Karamaat-e-Imdaadiyaah Pg 36]
I am sure Titanic regrets not having a silsilah on board.