Volume 1 Letter 116
From: Hazrat Sheikh-ul-Hadith Sahib (May his secret be sanctified)
To: Moulana Abdur-Raheem Motala Sahib (May his shadow be lengthened)
Date: 11 Zi’ Qa’da 1388/29 th January 1969
After the sunnah greeting, I presently received your card. I have replied to your letter written Saturday. I am concerned that dearest Yusuf’s ticket has not arrived yet, may Almighty Allah permit you to take possession of the same post-haste. You penned of coming to visit here following dearest Yusuf’s departure, however I feel you should consider staying home for a few days as your wife and khala have shown their deprecation.
I counsel dearest Muhammad to present his first wage to dearest Yusuf’s wife on my behalf. However if you both hold a different view on this, no matter, simply remit it to Abdul-Hafeez. I can only guess at the debt he has incurred for tickets purchased for different individuals, moreover, it was he who sent tickets for you and Abul-Hasan. Masha’allah, you people by no means shrink from acquiring debt, in contrast, at least I am somewhat reluctant, while you have no reservations at all.
With reference to sending the books, had I known his luggage was to be transported by ship I may have elected to send a few sets of the books on Fadhail, they would have been beneficial there. For you or dearest Yusuf to request prayers on his behalf is unnecessary. It is important for you to travel with Yusuf to Bombay, in addition to his succour you are required to show you papers.
Dearest molvi In’am and Haroon arrived for their final leave-taking Monday and departed Wednesday. This lowly one has spent the last 7-10 days in poor health and felt too debilitated in attending this morning’s tea. Presently at Zuhr, as I ended the prayer with salutation I was overcome with an inadvertent bowel movement and consequently had to rush off upon completion. Thenceforth my health has declined.
That is all. Salaam
Hazrat Sheikh-ul-Hadith Sahib
Dictated to Muhammad Ismail
11 th Zi’ Qa’da 1388
Presently I took receipt of a letter from Abdul-Sattar Sahib; he suggests his salutations, he further reports that Abdul-Hafeez is visiting Riyadh on a business trip and presumably has not received your correspondence. If I write to Abdul-Sattar, I shall certainly convey your message.
That is all.
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