Volume 1 Letter 135

From: Hazrat Moulana Abdur-Raheem Sahib (May his shadow be lengthened)

To: Hazrat Moulana Yusuf Motala sahib (May his lofty shadow be lengthened)

Date: 11 th Safar 1389/28 th April 1969

After the sunnah greeting, I trust this letter reaches you while you are in the best of health. Yesterday I received your letter of affection via Haji Yakub Sahib. Hazrat has listened to the said letter, along with a letter from this lowly-one. It is with much haste that I write these sentences, since I am leaving at 11.30 a.m tomorrow morning, inshallah. May Almighty Allah facilitate me in reaching my destination with ease and protect me from all manner of artifice.

It was regretful and sad to learn, through your letters of affection, the details of your wife’s illness. The Sovereign Lord who dealt her the illness is certain to help restoring her to health, inshallah. For weak servants as ourselves, contentment with the assignment of providence is the essence of servitude. May Almighty Allah through his good grace and bounty accord her a complete, expeditious, and abiding recovery.

With reference to what I wrote about the outstanding loan, it is imperative that the terms of the agreement are fulfilled. However, if it is proving too difficult for you at present, then it cannot be helped. Nevertheless, kindly write to inform me when you envisage clearing the outstanding amounts, the address is No.114, Madrassa Solitiya, Makkah Mukarramah, Saudi Arabia, or at Sufi Iqbal Sahib No.32 Medina Munawwarah . Alternatively, I can immediately take out a new loan to pay off the outstanding amount, with a promise to settle the new loan in six to twelve months time. Kindly elucidate in writing with a detailed explanation.

It is one of my objectives, during my sojourn in the holy land, to solicit earnestly in the court of the Almighty for assistance with the settlement of my debts. Kindly entreat the Sovereign Lord on my behalf, through his supreme grace, may he accept my supplications and to this end debar my sins from becoming a hindrance. What more can I write? I shall endeavour to perform circumambulations and present salutations to the Prophet (Peace be upon him) on your behalf, and pray for you more than for myself, inshallah. May Almighty Allah accept it.

Brother-in-law Muhammad Ali Qasim Mota from Africa, Gora Mota, Gulam Muhammad Chota, Haji Yakub Sahib, Haji Dost Muhammad Sahib, Molvi Gulam Muhammad, Molvi Ismail Sahiban, Brother Nuruddeen, Brother Abdur-Raheem all send their sunnah greeting and requests for supplication. Moulana Kifayatullah Sahib has departed for Haj and has not returned yet, I am advised that he is expected to return in a week to ten days. There is a multitude of guests here at the present.

That is all. Salaam

The lowest of creatures and humble slave

Abdur-Raheem Surati

28 th April 1969


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