In reply to a question regarding islahi correspondence Sayyidi wa sanadi Mufti Mohammed Taqi Usmani (Allah preserve & protect him) said,
There is always a big pile of islahi letters. I reply to all, however, it may be delayed sometimes.
Prior to this travel I cleared all the back log. But next day there was a another collection piling up.
I don’t accept new request for islahi relationship anymore.
I look forward to the islahi letters from my close friends (Shaikh always uses this term for murideen and those who have islahi relationship with him).
Jeddah, as Salaam Holiday Inn, after esha, 7/1/2019