In the Name of Allah, The Most Compassionate, The Most Merciful

Volume 1 Letter 24

From: Hazrat Sheikh-ul-Hadith Sahib (May Allah enlighten his resting place)

To: Moulana Abdur-Raheem Sahib Motala

Date: 16 th Rabi-ul-Awwal 1386/ 3 rd July 1966

Dearest Molvi Abdur-Raheem

After the sunnah greeting, the most recent card you sent me was sent last Saturday and I have only just received this one today, in Mondays post, a period of nearly 10 days, during which time I have dispatched three cards. This is the difference between one who remembers and one who forgets [his friends]. I had proposed to reply by card, but Yusuf informed me that there is a letter from your khala which requires an answer back, so I decided to write a letter and send it by envelope. I will respond to the letter from your khala and forward it to Yusuf who can then incorporate his own letter and if either Molvi Ismail or Molvi Abdul-Aziz wishes to include their own correspondence they may do so.

Do not be troubled at the insistence of the villagers to teach in their madrasah; for the sake of madrasah and employment do not make their insistence an excuse, I directed you at your departure to locate a madrasah where you can teach Arabic. I wonder what sum the villagers have fixed for your salary.

I was rather concerned about the mail upon your leaving, but it seems Molvi Ismail, may Allah reward him, has exceeded my expectations and he is executing his task consummately. Dearest Abdul-Aziz presented a reply to one of my letters, it was most commendable, but there are a lot Arabic prayers and Arabic poesy in my letters. I intended for Abdul-Aziz to benefit as much as possible, consequently I have now decided for him to memorise the Quraan, he started yesterday.

There is no news here about the troubles in Delhi ; there is nothing in the newspapers or by word of mouth. Dearest Molvi In'am etc came to visit the day before yesterday and then left yesterday morning, they too failed to mention anything. Fareedi Sahib has arrived today with a large group, which include persons from Calcutta etc but they too know nothing about the Delhi troubles.

With great delight and pleasure I grant you the permission to go-ahead and teach. Nevertheless, I would still prefer you to find an opening somewhere to teach the more advanced books of Arabic, this is vital, not only to further ones capability but moreover to safeguard it. Do not squander your potential for the sake of your wife's proximity or the persistence of your khalas. Impart my salutations to your goodwife and khala.

Dearest Abul-Hasan has left for Hyderabad in connection with his school and beloved Talha has departed for Kandhla.

That is all, Salaam

Hazrat Sheikh-ul-Hadith Sahib

Dictated to Muhammad Ismail

16 th Rabi-ul-Awwal 1386


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