Sai Baba worked as a 'bridge of love' between the Hindus and the Muslims. The Hindus perceived the image of Lord Rama and the Muslims perceived the Divine glow of Allah in Sai Baba. There was a Muslim devotee named Abdul. Sai Baba had a special grace to shower upon Abdul. Abdul was an exception out of all the devotees. None but Abdul was allowed to accompany Sai Baba and stay with him at night. Abdul's ceaseless service towards Sai Baba so deeply affected Sai Baba that he allowed him to go for a stroll along with Sai Baba.
Abdul used to read the Holy Quran in front of Sai Baba. He used to say that God had incarnated in the guise of Sai Baba to show the right path of nobility to all the human beings. A grand memorial at Abdul's burial place was erected. People in Shirdi still believe that Sai Baba comes to visit Abdul's memorial place.