In the Name of Allah, The Most Compassionate, The Most Merciful
Volume 1 Letter 23
From: Hazrat Sheikh-ul-Hadith Sahib (May Allah enlighten his resting place)
To: Moulana Abdur-Raheem Motala Sahib (May his shadow be lengthened)
Date: 20 th Zil-Hijjah 1385/10 th April 1966
Dearest Molvi Abdur-Raheem Sahib, after the sunnah greetings, when you do not write I develop an itch to write to you . The motive is the return of your precious gift, about which I will write later. I received a letter from Qureshi Sahib in today's post requesting a telegram as regards my wellbeing. You had been interested in these types of things in your stay here. 1: I wish to send a copy of this, lately there have been a lot of rumours spread in Pakistan about my ill-health and as a consequence stacks of letters of enquiry are arriving from there.
2: Yesterday Molvi Ismail informed me on your behalf that you have sent 10 Rupees as a gift. I asked him to return it; he replied “Hazrat will be displeased.” I said “Let him, if he wants then let him break the bay'at, rather the displeasure alone will break it.”
There was an alternative approach to the matter relating to your first wage, I disliked it at that time as I subsequently wrote to you telling you. If you were affluent [Seth Sahib] then I would have readily accepted more than that amount, though you might consider yourself as such and therefore prepared to spend 50,000 on my arrival, yet, the reasons for your separation from me cannot be overlooked . Whatever you may wish to spend on me kindly spend it on your wife on my behalf, my concern for her as well as yourself is more than my own. May Almighty Allah through his grace and bounty open the doors of sustenance.
A letter from Molvi Saeed Ingar arrived in today's post, I would prefer to reply to it directly, but from the reports I have received I believe that by the time my letter reaches him he may not be there. I am taking the liberty of sending the letter to your care, if upon enquiry he is around then hand it over to him, if he has not arrived then keep it safe. If he has departed from there keep hold of it and hand it over to him when you meet him, otherwise hand it over to Molvi Taqi.
That is all, Salaam
Hazrat Sheikh-ul-Hadith Sahib
Dictated to Muhammad Ismail 20 th Zil-Hijjah
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