Volume 1 Letter 125
From: Moulana-Abdur-Raheem Motala Sahib (May his shadow be lengthened)
To: Hazrat Moulana Yusuf Motala Sahib (May his lofty shadow be lengthened)
Date: 7 th Muharram-ul-Haraam 1389/25 th March 1969
Dearest and most honourable brother may Allah pardon you and grant you peace
After the sunnah greeting, my good wishes are extended to you. From home, this lowly one wrote you an envelope to your Bolton address. Thereafter from Saharanpur, I appended something on to Abdus-Samad’s and on to dearest Muhammad letters, however I have yet to receive any letter from you. Hazrat took receipt of your letter yesterday; he was pleased with the news of your well-being and the start of your vocation.
I received your letter in relation to the money. It has been several days since I wrote to Molvi Abdullah Sahib to collect the monies and distribute it as follows 6oo Rupees are to be sent to Haji Yakub Sahib and forwarded to mothers address, 50 Rupees are for Chothi Khala and 50 Rupees for this lowly one. Yet hitherto on 26 th March, no response has been received and I don’t know why? I asked him to retain the remaining 400 Rupees, as I have indicated to you in previous correspondences that my plans to travel are yet undecided, whether I should travel by air or ship. If I decide to travel by way of ship, then adding the 200 Rupees from Abdur-Rahman, it will come to a total of 600 Rupees. I shall have to look for the rest. Hazrat is adamant that everyone must travel with his own resources; they must use their own funds for expenditure and only travel if they have the wherewithal otherwise do not travel.
Molvi Ismail and this lowly one are worried about what to do. My reasons are, namely the outlay is enormous, the prices there are excessive, and I have no idea how to acquire the funds, hence my concern. What's more, I have been ardently awaiting your correspondence and it does not seem to be forthcoming. May Almighty Allah by way of his grace and good favour afford us succour from his unseen treasures. It appears that on the face of it we are constrained by circumstance.
What is your good wife suffering from? If it is convenient, kindly apprise me with the details. This lowly one is considering going home within the next few days; perchance I can make arrangements from there, we shall see. I am somewhat anxious as regards your health and inquietude. May Almighty Allah grant you his auspices, keep you happy, content, utilize you for the propagation of his religion, and bestow you with his proximity.
If it is ordained and favourably convenient, I am leaning toward possibly visiting London for a few days. I can pay you a visit, stay with you a few days before returning. This lowly one has been in poor health of late; perhaps the climate there may benefit me, God willing. Kindly look into the feasibility of such a venture, then write to this lowly one and to Hazrat. Inform Hazrat forthwith; solicit him to permit this lowly one to visit you for a few days. However, be mindful to write to him on your behalf and not as a response to a petition from myself. Kindly be mindful of the aforestated. Although, it is only be pertinent if my visit is agreeable to you. If God forbid it is not, then inform me and postpone it. Regardless, graciously respond to my correspondences promptly, as I anxiously look forward to your replies.
That is all. Salaam
Lowest of creatures Abdur-Raheem Surati
7 th Muharram-ul-Haraam
Sheikh Ji Talha conveys his salutations.
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