Volume 1 Letter 109

From: Hazrat Sheikh-ul-Hadith Sahib (May his secret be sanctified)

To: Hazrat Moulana Yusuf Motala Sahib (May his lofty shadow be lengthened)

Date: 21 st Ramadhan 1388/11 th December 1968

After the sunnah greeting, I anxiously wait for news of your well-being. I agonise about writing to you on a daily basis, but I refrain lest it may trouble you. Presently dearest Abdur-Raheem related a written letter from Hafiz Ismail; it gave me enormous pleasure to learn of your well-being, also that you will be travelling to Rander to renew your dressing. May Almighty Allah make it the last time you need to make such a trip and that henceforth it is no longer required.

Continue writing to your wife, I am adamant that you do so. I responded to your wife’s letter the day before last, I expect it to have arrived. In Ismail Sahib’s letter, there was mention with regard to admittance into a hospital and blood testing. Now, I assumed it was in relation to someone else, however dearest Abdur-Raheem enlightened me that it pertained to your wife, which caused me some disquiet. Kindly send my sympathies to whomever it may be in reference to and this useless one prays assiduously for recuperation. Today I received a letter from Molvi Hashim Sahib from London, he writes that he is looking forward to your expectant return and inquired as to the date of your return.

That is all. Salaam

Hazrat Sheikh-ul-Hadith

Dictated to Abdur-Raheem

21 st Ramadhan 1388

From: Moulana Abdur-Raheem Motala Sahib (May his shadow be lengthened)

After the sunnah greeting I entreat you for supplication. Primarily, my aim in writing this letter is to advise you to go ahead and apply for the tickets you planned to request. The tickets will of course be issued for Bombay-Jeddah and Jeddah-London, pay no regard to my previous remarks. There is very little time nowadays, consequently replies are written hastily. I posed the legal question to Mufti Sahib; he stated tayammum is permitted in lieu of ablution and bathing. The canonical prayers as well as Qur’anic recitation can be performed with a single tayammum. However, any impurity on the body or clothes must washed. You may naturally opt to change clothes; the body can be purified using cotton wool. Most importantly, kindly write to me the details of the trip to Rander and the removal of the bandages, post it from Surat as I am looking forward to your quick response. If that old man prohibits you then do not attempt to remove your shirt or take a bath. Furthermore, be careful getting into the car; avoid moving your arm unnecessarily.

Convey my sunnah greetings to your bhabhi and kindly inform her that I have been unable to the time to respond to her letters. I continue to supplicate on her behalf and request her for the same. Favour her with some money on the occasion of Eid, and some to chothi khala to lift her spirits. Dearest Abdul-Aziz sends his sunnah greeting.

That is all.

Most contemptible Abdur-Raheem Surati

21 st Ramadhan


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