Volume 1 Letter 115
From: Hazrat Sheikh-ul-Hadith Sahib (May his secret be sanctified)
To: Moulana Yusuf Motala & Moulana Abdur-Raheem Motala Sahib
Date: 8 th Zi’ Qa’da 1388/26 th January 1969
Dearest Molvi Abdur-Raheem and Yusuf sunnah greetings. In today’s mail, I received two separate cards from you both. While they contained nothing that required a response, I am dictating this to allay any expectancy. Dearest Molvi In’am and Haroon etc have entered for their parting farewell. I was pleased at your allotting me reward, may Allah grant you a fitting reward. The reasons you gave for not declaring were correct and understandable, however, upon learning of it, I was extremely pleased, and therefore on occasion there is no harm in declaring such things in order it may enhance the bond for me.
Dearest Molvi Ayub is intending to leave the day after next on Wednesday; he will bring with him a gift for your honourable wife, inshallah. Molvi Ismail did not utter any word of disparagement against you. On the contrary, you wrote of meeting molvi taqi-uddin at the train station and travelling to Tarkesar at his request, Molvi Ismail merely indicated that you were not at home to receive any correspondence.
I received a handwritten card from dearest Yusuf; it is regrettable that I can no longer see, as I would have read it with much fervour. I eyed the card intently to consider if the handwriting had reverted to normal but I was unable to discern it. I was pleased that there is no longer any discomfort in the arm. I expect the ticket has arrived. Further, I am disappointed that the letter from Iran has not arrived yet, even though it was enclosed within an envelope. Accordingly, I was anxious for Abdur-Raheem’s registered post but thankfully, that did arrived.
Your khaloo was notified from the persons in Bolton that the monies will be sent directly. May Almighty make your journey comfortable. Should you write to your good wife then kindly convey my sunnah greeting and inform her that I was pleased with her good fortune. May Almighty Allah afford you contentment and peace in both the abodes.
That is all. Salaam
Hazrat Sheikh-ul-Hadith sahib
Dictated to Muhammad Ismail
8 th Zi’ Qa’da 1388
From this most humble one: Alhamdulillah as a result of your letter neither was there any ill affect on my heart, even though I read it in advance and subsequently related to Hazrat, or any comment from Hazrat or any suggestion of disquiet on his noble countenance. I surmised that would be his reaction on account of a dream from last night. Communicate my sunnah greeting to dearest Yusuf and entreat him for supplication.
From humble Shameem: Sunnah greeting and request for supplication. Molvi Yakub sends his sunnah greeting and appeals for prayer.
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