The Conversations of Saints
I recall one time in Meknes, with our Shaykh Muhammd ibn al-Habib, raheemahullah, someone said to me that the shaykh once was invited to a dinner to which another great shaykh and saint had also been invited, along with a large gathering of their disciples (fuqara). The dinner meal was served, and the two saints began conversing about Allah. Everyone was captivated, hanging on their every word. Hours went by, and soon they found that it was time for Dawn Prayer (fajr) and no one had touched his meal.