In the Name of Allah, The Most Compassionate, The Most Merciful
Volume 1 Letter 9
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 Muharram 1385/ 28 th May 1965
After the sunnah greeting, I received your benevolent correspondence. This unworthy-one had written previously in relation to the question of reducing the amount of food intake and that it is essential and necessary to consult with a physician. Any advice on such matters should always be put to a physician. I can only affirm that it is important to be moderate, there should neither be excess nor total abstention. Any narrations relating to the Sahabah (Radhiallahu Anhum) and their food intake are indeed factual, but their bodies were far more robust.
That is all, Salaam.
Hazrat Sheikh-ul-Hadith Sahib
Dictated to Abdul-Raheem
27 th Muharram 1385
From: Moulana Abdul-Rahim Motala Sahib (May his shadow be lengthened)
After the sunnah greeting, as far as I understand, Hazrat Sheikh Sahib's position is not to completely give up your food, albeit their may be no frailty at present. It is my sincere opinion that you aim to eat a small amount in the afternoon and inform Hazrat about it when the opportunity presents itself.
In future remember not to write letters for other people. In addition, always take into account Hazrat's occupations and weak eyesight and not undertake to write long subtle letters, but keep them brief and to the point. This being the worthless opinion of this unworthy-one, thereafter I leave it to you.
In future it will be fitting if you inform this worthless-one as to your eating habits.
I pray ardently for success in your exams and will continue to do so inshallah. After the sunnah greetings kindly inform friends of this message and request them to pray for me.
That is all, Salaam
Abdul-Raheem from Saharanpur
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