Soon after His birth, amazing stories about Sheikh al-Gilani, the “child wonder,” began circulating. His virtuous mother tended to His upbringing and instilled many fine virtues in the Boy, guiding Him on a saintly path. Sheikh al-Gilani was 26 when He left Baghdad and undertook rigorous ascetic practices in the surrounding wilderness. For some 20 years. His leadership and expansive actions resulted in an Islamic revival spread beyond Iraq to many parts of the world. He breathed the spirit of charity, and made no distinction between race or creed, and prayed for all of humanity.