Volume 1 Letter 35

From: Hazrat Sheikh-ul-Hadith Sahib (May his secret be sanctified)  

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

Date: 27 th Zi-Qa'da 1386/ 8 th March 1967

Dearest Molvi Yusuf

After the sunnah greetings, I have presently received an envelope for the attention of Molvi Abdur-Raheem, rather than reply directly, I thought I might send it to you, kindly copy it onto a card and forward it on.

Dearest Molvi Abdur-Raheem

After the sunnah greeting, a Sheikh-ul-Hadith from the Ahle Hadith here, sent an envelope for your attention through a third party. While it had Madrassa Solitiya written in English, it only had the word Sheikh-ul-Hadith written in Urdu; therefore, I have sent it there.

I was surprised at how you showed your enthusiasm, eagerness and also your grief and sorrow at our separation by means of poetry and prose; this worthless one thought you unskilled in this discipline. You made mention of your passport in this and the preceding letter. I have written to you previously not to inconvenience yourself on my account; friends here intend to return home very soon. This useless one prays earnestly for both of you, may Almighty Allah grant you advancement in knowledge and virtue, grant you his good favour, bestow you with the ability to undertake that which pleases Him and safeguard you from His displeasure.

Whilst sitting in the plane I began looking closely into matters. In my humble opinion, you should accept the position at Anand; under no circumstance are you to be negligent in this matter. Despite the fact that I may return, it is sufficient that you spend Ramadhan there. The field of teaching is very important.

Dearest Yusuf's final year is causing me disquiet, which is why I want to delay for another year or so. The day before yesterday a contractor by the name of Abdur-Razzaq arrived by air, he revealed that some Gujerati boys had assigned him some letters that were subsequently lost. This gave rise to much disappointment, as I expect they were your letters. This worthless one prays earnestly for your marriage, wherever Almighty Allah has decreed it to be, may this auspicious act be completed as swiftly as possible.

Prior to this, I also sent one letter in dearest Talha's envelope. Molvi Yusuf is currently substituting for you; he has listened to the appended portion relating to him, and has communicated your Salaam to all your acquaintances. I have not come across Shameem Bhai hitherto.

That is all. Salaam

Hazrat Sheikh-ul-Hadith Sahib

Dictated to Yusuf Tutli

Tuesday 8 th March 1967/Zi- Qa'da 1386


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