Hadhrat Shaykh Mawlana Yusuf Motala saahib (hafizahullaah) mentioned yesterday at the Khatme Bukhaari of Jaame’ah ‘Uloomul Qur’aan in Leicester that Muhaddith al ‘Asr, Shaykhul Hadeeth Mawlana Yunus Jaunpuri saahib (hafizahullaah) came to visit Hadhrat at his house the previous day.
Shaykh Yunus saahib asked Hadhrat to call his children. Hadhrat called for his two elder sons, Muhammad and Sulayman.
Shaykh Yunus saahib asked regarding the whereabouts of the third son. Hadhrat replied mentioning that he is only two years old, referring to Qasim. Shaykh Yunus saahib asked for him to be brought too. Shaykh Yunus saahib then transmitted the ‘الراحمون’ Ḥadeeth to all of them, including 2 year old Qasim.
Hadhrat Shaykh Mawlana Yusuf Motala saahib also mentioned in the same majlis that Hadhrat Shaykhul Hadeeth Mawlana Muhammad Zakariyya Kandhlawi (Rahmatullaahi ‘alayh) wrote a letter to Shaykh Yunus Jaunpuri saahib (hafizahullaah) in Rajab 1387AH.
Hadhrat Shaykh addressed Shaykh Yunus saahib saying that ‘this is your first year teaching Ahaadeeth and this is my 41st year teaching Dawraa e Hadeeth (the final year of ‘Aalim course focusing solely on Ahaadeeth) and my 47th year teaching Hadeeth in general (including Mishkaat Shareef etc).
Hadhrat Shaykh made du’aa for Shaykh Yunus and asked Allaah ta’aalaa to give Shaykh Yunus saahib Barakah in his age and keep him engaged in this blessed practice of teaching Ahaadeeth.
Hadhrat Shaykh asked Shaykh Yunus to keep the letter in a book and to open it after 40 years, which Shaykh Yunus saahib did when he was ill 7 years ago.
Hadhrat Shaykh also wrote that “when you will have completed 47 years of teaching Aḥaadeeth, you will have excelled me.”
Hadhrat Shaykh Mawlana Yusuf Motala saahib mentions that Shaykh Yunus saahibs 47th year of teaching Ahaadeeth has just been completed.
Hadhrat Shaykh Mawlana Yusuf Motala saahib has instructed to forward this incident to as many people as possible.
Below is a picture of the original letter.