Volume 1 Letter 44

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

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

Date: 26 th Sha'ban 1387/28 th November 1967

After the sunnah greeting, I have been restlessly counting down each day as it passes. I was certain your card would arrive in today's mail. As soon as the mail arrived and before Molvi Ismail came, I scanned through it with some difficulty, and with the aid of a magnifying glass. There were 52 letters in total, but I was unable to find any card from you. Thereafter when Molvi Ismail came, a second examination was carried out on the mail. Since departing, you probably do not have the time away from meeting your friends and acquaintances! If you had written on Monday, it would have arrived today. I am unaware whether you have reached home safely or has some well intending fellow held you in isolation .

Moreover, I have been waiting anxiously for news of the state of affairs there. May Almighty Allah grant amelioration. Your letters are exempt from the precepts of Ramadhan. If you will not write to me then at least write to Abdur-Raheem, he will be anxious and worried about the state of affairs there. Perhaps you are busy in securing a passport. Has the application been submitted? If you manage to spend Eid in London then it will be doubly providential.

That is all. Salaam

Hazrat Sheikh-ul-Hadith Sahib

Dictated to Abdur-Raheem

26 th Sha'ban 1387


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

After the sunnah greeting and best wishes to one another. Prior to your departure, I stressed how important it was for you to inform me of your welfare immediately upon your arrival. I am worried because of the situation there. Despite waiting apprehensively, at present, there is still no correspondence from you; this is a cause for concern. I hope, God willing, that there is a letter tomorrow to bring me some welcome reassurance with regard to your welfare. Kindly continue to update me on the state of affairs there. Continue to communicate with Hazrat through letters and request for prayers. Suggest my sunnah greetings to father, brother, khala and all our relations and entreat them to pray for me.

Most contemptible slave Abdur-Raheem

Wednesday 26 th Sha'ban 1387


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