Volume 1 Letter 134
From: Hazrat Sheikh-ul-Hadith Sahib (May Allah enlighten his resting place)
To: Hazrat Moulana Yusuf Motala Sahib (May his lofty shadow be lengthened)
Date: 10 th Safar 1389/ 27 th April 1969
After the sunnah greeting. A letter of affection was received at Saharanpur about a week ago. Therein you requested some books for the library you wish to set up. It had been my innermost desire to create a library where the books of Fadhail and other significant works are held as waqf. I have passed the letter on to molvi Naseer Sahib and requested he send you a consignment of all my books of Fadhail to you in batches of ten.
After repeated requests, he assured me that the books have been shipped. In addition to the books, he has included an invoice and handed me a copy, which I have affixed to this letter. The books are a contribution from me, they are deemed as wakf and no payment is to be exacted. Pertaining to the payment, you wrote that you would settle payment once the committee has reimbursed you. If the committee are readily able to cover the costs then take the payment, thereupon it is not necessary for you to send me the monies, but accept it as a payment toward the settlement of your debt.
Upon my arrival in Bombay, I received another letter, addressed to Abdur-Raheem sent by way of Haji Yakub Sahib. There was nothing therein that necessitated a response, however I have formerly learnt of your wife’s severe illness and I am extremely worried and concerned for her. May Almighty Allah through his good grace and bounty accord her a complete, expeditious, and abiding recovery. This lowly one prays for her most assiduously.
Your dream is most auspicious. You wrote that you had been supplicating for me with regard to my Umra and that on notification of my date you were overcome with disappointed. I could not understand the reasoning behind your disappointment. Again, I could not figure out why you were crying on our separation, we separated months ago, for you, my presence in Hejaz and Hindustan is alike.
I am also inclined for you to travel to the Hejaz, but on condition that provisions are at hand. You penned that travel between London and the Hejaz is relatively inexpensive and easier in contrast to India. If either of these reports is correct then after my arrival in Hejaz you may sojourn for a month or two, but do not to make haste.
Your dream is most auspicious; it does not require interpreting, truly, you are running toward your destination, inshallah. May Almighty Allah grant you success, accord you advancement, in addition to his favour and love, bestow you with the ability and grace to undertake that which pleases him, and preserve you against his displeasure. Your wife’s indisposition is most distressing. May Almighty Allah grant her a complete, expeditious, and abiding recovery. Kindly communicate my sunnah greeting and console her on my behalf, inform her that this useless-one prays for her convalescence. Moreover, I am not unmindful of supplicating for you either, inshallah. I pray for you wholeheartedly and I will continue to do so, inshallah.
That is all. Salaam
Hazrat Sheikh-ul-Hadith Sahib
Dictated to Abdur-Raheem
27 th April 1969
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