Alahazrat and Gandhi
During the Khilāfat Movement, many Muslims were attracted to Mohandas Gandhi, and a major Sunni scholar had also approved of his proposal [to join together putting aside differences of religion]. Encouraged by the latter scholar’s joining the movement, a person came to Alahazrat with a message from Gandhi that he wished to come to Bareilly to meet and discuss some issues with him. Alahazrat replied: “What will Gandhi discuss with me? Will those be religious matters or worldly issues? [What can Gandhi talk to me about religious matters?] What do I have to do with worldly matters? As far as worldly issues are concerned, I have renounced things related to my own self”.
 Dr. Mukhtāruddīn Aĥmad Ārzoo, Former Dean, Faculty of Arts, Aligarh Muslim University. Anwār e Razā, p366.