Volume 1 Letter 50
From: Hazrat Sheikh-ul-Hadith (May his secret be sanctified)
To: Hazrat Moulana Yusuf Motala Sahib (May Allah his lofty shadow be lengthened)
Date: 8 th Ramadhan 1387/10 th December 1967
After the sunnah greeting, I received your letter at 12 o'clock on 8 th December, overflowing with affection. There is no need for me to pen repeatedly how immeasurably you are missed, and evidently, it is because you are missed to such an extent that your recollection results in my prayers on your behalf. I pray from the heart that Almighty Allah grant you advancement in your worldly and religious affairs.
I am truly saddened that during your two-year sojourn here we parted during Ramadhan on both occasions. There is wisdom in the providence of Allah; consequently, it is possible that there is some good destined therein, still, it is nonetheless upsetting. You wrote it would cost 10 Rupees to send the dates by freight; it is no longer my intention to send it by freight at this time. It would have been ideal had they been dispatched before Ramadhan and consumed therein. Nonetheless, they can now be sent after Ramadhan or with someone who is travelling there. Now it simply carries the status of auspiciousness.
I was saddened hearing of your father's indisposition; this unworthy one prays from the heart that almighty Allah through his infinite bounty and kindness accord him a complete, expeditious, and abiding recovery. After presenting my sunnah greeting kindly console him on my behalf. The letter from your mother addressed to you included a brief appendage intended for me, it was read to me by Abdur-Raheem, and further, he is proposing to return it to you with this letter. I sent a reply to the said correspondence yesterday appended to dearest Abdur-Raheem's air letter.
I am deeply concerned about the court case. May Almighty Allah through his infinite grace and bounty facilitate a full discharge for all concerned. Express my sunnah greetings to Hafiz Qasim Sahib and inform him this useless one prays for him whole-heartedly, may almighty Allah grant him further progress. I was pleased with his remarkable spirit and endeavour. I was further delighted with the news of your E'tikaaf, may almighty Allah accept it. I would appreciate it if you would kindly remember this tainted one in your prayers.
Through your letter addressed to dearest Abdur-Raheem, I was distressed to learn of your medical condition. This useless one prays for you most sincerely. May Almighty Allah through his infinite bounty and kindness accord you a complete, expeditious, and abiding recovery. That is all, what more can I say.
That is all. Salaam
Hazrat Sheikh-ul-Hadith Sahib
Dictated to Abdur-Raheem
8 th Ramadhan 1387
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