Prof. Akhtar Ahmed – a majzoob, how can it be. What an unusual analogy! I was kind of surprised when I heard this from one of my revered teachers Prof. Iftekhar Ahmed who happen to be one of the students of Prof. Akhtar Ahmed like me. However, when he explained this analogy it made complete sense. He explained that a majzoob throws stones on the salik and treats the salik harshly until he is confident that the salik can go through and endure the hardships on the path. Once satisfied, the majzoob opens up for the salik and the knowledge and love starts to flow then.
Khatri, Ismail A.
"Prof. akhtar ahmed – a memoir of love, respect, admiration, and...,"
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Vol. 9
, Article 2.
Available at: http://ecommons.aku.edu/pjns/vol9/iss4/2