Volume 1 letter 83
From: Hazrat Sheikh-ul-Hadith Sahib (May his secret be sanctified)
To: Hazrat Moulana Yusuf Motala Sahib (May his lofty shadow be lengthened)
Date: 14th Rajab 1388/8th October 1368
Dearest most gracious most respected and esteemed Molvi Hafiz Qari Muhammad Yusuf
After the sunnah greeting, in a registered letter from yesterdays post I received your draft of five pounds, however in your letter you wrote of six pounds. I am merely informing you as a matter of precaution as only a single draft for five pounds was discovered. I don’t know if it was a slip of the pen or whether someone has pilfered it along the way. Within this envelope there was another sealed envelope for the attention of dearest Abdur-Raheem, the forenamed has gone to accompany his wife home and is expected to return on 17th October.
I had written a detailed response to your affectionate letter, but a registered letter arrived in yesterday’s mail from Dawood Muhammad Raja Surati which contained a brief letter from yourself. You wrote therein that you had written a detailed letter to Molvi Abdur-Raheem, I trust Molvi Abdur-Raheem has replied. I have not received any specific letter for Molvi Abdur-Raheem; there was a sealed envelope for his attention within my registered mail that I have set aside, as Molvi Abdur-Raheem is not here at present.
Towards the end of the latest letter there is the sentence ‘I shall be departing from here on 13th October,’ hence the reason for not writing a reply thus far, as there is a possibility you may or may not receive it as it is 8th October now. From the letter it appears that the journey will be by car, even though the route is not obvious. Your letter has increased my fervour of your arrival, but not knowing the exact details of your journey has made me a little anxious. I have written previous that this useless-one has no need of your monetary gifts, whatever you can give in this regard grant it to your khala and dearest Abdur-Raheem, for I have a much greater need of your spiritual offerings, and for the number of spiritual offerings you have presented I am eternally grateful. May almighty Allah grant you progress in both worlds. Incidentally I am also grateful for the monetary gifts, may almighty Allah through his grace and bounty grant you the best of rewards in both worlds.
I am not sure if you will receive this in time, therefore I have kept it brief, my purpose is only to acknowledge the receipt of your letter and inform you that dearest Abdur-Raheem is not here at present. Communicate my sunnah greetings to khala sahiba and your good wife. I have already written a postcard informing dearest Abdur-Raheem of the letter received in his name, further, I am in the process of writing to him notifying him of this ‘13th October’ letter.
That is all. Salaam.
Hazrat Sheikh-ul-Hadith Sahib
Dictated to Muhammad Ismail
14th Rajab 1388
There were quite a few pages in your letter. If there multiple pages kindly number them to facilitate in reading them. Upon completing this letter your air letter arrived for the attention of Molvi Abdur-Raheem wherein you mentioned a telegram. This has been followed through.
That is all. Salaam.
From the writer: I am sincerely grateful for your benevolent kindness. Thank you. May almighty Allah grant you the means to facility.
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