Volume 1 Letter 70
From: Hazrat Sheikh-ul-Hadith Sahib (May his secret be sanctified)
To: Hazrat Moulana Yusuf Motala Sahib and Moulana Abdur-Raheem Motala Sahib (May their lofty shadows be lengthened)
Date: 13th Rabiul Awwal /9th June 1968
Dearest Molvi Abdur-Raheem and Molvi Yusuf
After the sunnah greetings, on Tuesday I penned a
comprehensive letter on a 10 paisa envelope wherein I included particular guidance
in relation to
On Wednesday I received dearest Abdur-Raheem’s card in which he set down departure from Surat to Bombay on Thursday and Bombay to London on the Saturday, I have immediately had a reply dispatched to the address conveyed to me by dearest Abdur-Raheem; on Thursday I took receipt of a card from dearest Yusuf which enlightened me to the same; It was too late to pen a reply given that on both the cards the date of departure from Bombay was Saturday morning at 8 o’clock.
For the most part Saturday was spent thinking today is the day of departure, I did not expecting any correspondence from London, however, I was anticipating a letter today on Monday from dearest Abdur-Raheem notifying me of a successful send-off and to receive a letter within a week to ten days from dearest Yusuf informing me that all is well, inshallah. However, yesterday on Sunday at 11 o’clock I received an urgent telegram, three days after it was sent, wherein it was reported that it will be very difficult.
Consequently I am extremely worried and rather bewildered as a result of this telegram with regard to what may have transpired. If on Friday an express card was sent along with the telegram rather than the telegram alone then I would have received it yesterday on Sunday. Haji Yakub Sahibs letters are received here on the most part on a Sunday, he always sends a letter by express delivery on a Friday. Today is Monday and I am eagerly waiting for the post to arrive but I know it is going to come late today and on top of that there are a lot of guests so there that to consider. It is possible that after reading the mail I may not have time to write a detailed letter so I am having this written in the early morning. May god make it possible that I receive a letter in the post otherwise I will be remaining anxious. I am greatly concerned as to what may have transpired.
The address in
Today after intensely waiting for 24 hours I received your
brief letter contained within Haji Yakub Sahibs envelope, through which I
received some succour. If alternatively you had sent it express then I would
not have had to spend the last 24 hours in anguish. Nevertheless, from your
letter I became concerned that God forbid there was any hold-up at
I was upset to hear of your illness by way of today’s
letter. You failed to enlighten me as to how long you propose to stay in
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