A sincere brother who had been murid of Arif billah Shaikh Hakeem Akhtar and is a mojaz of Shaikh Sayyid Eshrat Jameel Meer (Allah have mercy on them) requested for islahi relationship.
Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Taqi Usmani (Allah preserve and protect him) had previously instructed him to contact the senior khulafa of his shuyukh. However, he insisted.
Sayyidi was sanadi replied,
‘Even previously I was inept ( at doing islah of others), however, recently I have become more so. Please, excuse me. It is not possible for me to reply to islahi letters anymore (due to health, large volume of letters and increased commitments).’
The brother insisted mentioning his istekhara and heartfelt attraction.
Sayyidi wa sanadi instructed him,
‘Remember that in this path one has to strive (to effectively do his/her islah). (That is, taking the path is not something ceremonial.)
Let me know in writing what had been instructed to you by your previous shuyukh and how much of it you are following (consistently).
Excuse me from replying to letters. Ask verbally whatever is required.’
Office, Darul Uloom Karachi, 10 Ramadan 1436/28 June 2015