Volume 1 Letter 121
From: Hazrat Sheikh-ul-Hadith Sahib (May his secret be sanctified)
To: Hazrat Moulana Yusuf Motala Sahib (May his lofty shadow be lengthened)
Date: 20 th Zil Hijjah 1388/9 th March 1969
After the sunnah greeting, upon completing the dictation of a letter for your attention; that I have enclosed herewith, an important concern came to the fore. I have also sought to seek further advice from dearest Molvi Abdur-Raheem and dearest Gulam Muhammad Sahib on the subject. Namely, more and more friends in London, with the help of our acquaintances, have recently elected to enter into our order. Accordingly, they expressed their eagerness in their respective correspondences to acquire a copy of the books of virtue. Various approaches were discussed, but none were suited. You might remember that I conferred with you on the subject in Medina but nothing was decided then either.
I think the entire works of Tablighi Nisaab, at least 10 volumes of each should be sent by ship. Dearest Abdur-Raheem and Gulam Muhammad feel that the cost of receipt will be extremely high; nevertheless, I can’t see any other option. You are to keep the books safely in your possession, if someone wishes to borrow a copy then lend it to them in the same manner a student is lent a book. Should anyone wish to purchase one then by all means sell it to them, if it is to be kept as wakf then it is not to be sold. If a businessman took it upon himself and arranged to have them published it will be easier all round.
Faraan is released in Urdu and printed there; a couple of business people ought to talk about this matter and discuss the method I have suggested to you with regard to sending the books, and recommend the most suited. I feel they should be sent by rail to Haji Yakub Sahib in Bombay and he will dispatch them to an address of your choice. I will decide on a preferred method after I receive your response. Write to me after you have considered it carefully and after consultation on the issue.
That is all. Salaam
I considered not writing to you at all, but I could not help myself.
Hazrat Sheikh-ul-Hadith Sahib
Dictated to Abdur-Raheem
20 th Zil-Hijjah 1388
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