Volume 1 Letter 157
From: Moulana Abdur–Raheem Motala Sahib (May his shadow be lengthened)
To: Hazrat Sheikh–ul–Hadith Sahib (May his secret be sanctified) Medina Munawwara
Date: 24th Jamadi–Uthani 1389/6th September 1969
Sanctuary of the two abodes Holiest Hazrat Sahib may Allah prolong your life and extend your effulgence.
After the sunnah greeting, Alhamdulillah this lowly one is in good health, I trust Hazrat is also healthful. For several days, this lowly one suffered with a high fever of 103f/104f. One particular day my health took a turn for the worse and the doctor was summoned twice during the day and once in the night at three o’ clock. I gave up all hope of recovery, nevertheless by the grace and favour of Allah and Hazrat’s prayers I am restored to health.
I was bed ridden for days, consequently my prayers were conducted at home with Tayammum. Alhamdulillah, my health has restored of late and it is almost four days since I arrived in Varethi for a change of scenery and fresh air. My treatment is ongoing, and today I purchased an additional fifteen–day course of treatment. Under doctors orders I did not eat solids for several days, save tea and milk. Kindly supplicate on my behalf, may Almighty Allah through his grace and bounty accord healthfulness and an enduring recovery.
The treatment I received, prior to the fever, from Hakeem Sahib is now discontinued. I continue to be attended by the doctor and urgently require your supplication. In spite of this, apart from for three or four days, Alhamdulillah my prescriptive prayers, litanies, invocation, six or seven chapters recitation and salutations on the Prophet Peace be upon him are completed at ones convenience, occasionally sitting up and at times lying down. This is all by virtue of Hazrat’s kind prayers, otherwise my weak constitution would not admit it.
I took receipt of Hazrat’s correspondence sent with dearest Yusuf’s registered mail. My condition upon reading about Hazrat’s sadness and disappointment is beyond words. At this time, life is a bitter pill and this lowly one is tortured that Hazrat was hurt on my account.
My heartfelt prayer now and evermore is that Almighty Allah keeps my Hazrat pleased with me, always. May he forgive my shortcomings and may Almighty Allah allow you to be forever pleased with me. Further, when we meet on the plain of resurrection may you greet me pleasingly and on that day permit me a little space within your blessed shadow. Ameen.
My Master! I entreat you most solicitously to supplicate on behalf of this lowly one to regain his health and that I might once again avail of an opportunity to visit. If you were to supplicate on my behalf then surely it will come to pass. I cherish hope that you will respond to this letter, Inshallah. I intend to return home in a day or two, perchance there is a letter from Hazrat awaiting me at home. What more can I write.
Forgive my weakness and continue to supplicate for this lowly one. You are in my thoughts constantly, without you I find no peace. This is the truth whether Hazrat believes it to be true or not. Kindly convey my salutations at the Holy Mausoleum.
That is all.
Servant of the divine threshold.
This lowly–one had registered Hazrat’s correspondence to Moulana Munawwar Hussain Sahib immediately upon my arrival. I have already received its receipt and acknowledgment. However there is a certain Abdur–Razzak who has signed the acknowledgment and has penned that Moulana has returned home and trusts that Hazrat Moulana has since returned and received the letter.
I was unable to pen anything to Hazrat Moulana owing to my illness. Upon returning home I will read the letters and write to Moulana, Inshallah. Brother Muhammad Ali sends his Sunnah greetings and requests for supplications for a safe journey.
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