Maulana al-Haaj Inayat Ilahi Rahmatullah Alayh was the principal of the Madressa. (May Allah grant him a lofty place in paradise). He was not only the principal but also a Mufti (jurisconsultant) and all the Madressa's legal affairs were entrusted to him. Apart from that he was also respon­sible for collecting funds monthly.

Whenever the collector came to report someone not having given his monthly contributions towards Madressa expen­diture after having already been to him once or twice, he himself would on his way to or from the Madressa to his house, go to that person and request the voluntary pay­ment, explaining that the funds did not yet come in. The manner of soliciting would be so beautiful as to be effec­tive. We cannot go into detail in this short discussion.

Anyway, in his office he had two ink-stands and pens, one belonging to the Madressa and the other being his own together with some personal writing paper. Whenever he had to write any personal letters, he used his own pen and paper, not the Madressa's.

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Hazrat Maulana Mohammad Mazhar Saheb Nanotwi Rahmatullah Alayh is almost looked upon as the actual founder of Mazahirul Uloom. It was a generally well known fact that during the days of youth that if anyone visited him for a personal visit while he was busy teaching, and talk to him, he took very careful note of the amount of time that went into the meeting. Then he use to write the number of minutes down day by day, count them all together at the end of the month. If by then it all added up to less than half a day he had half a day subtracted from his monthly salary, as having gone for unpaid leave of absence. And if it amounted to more than half a day, one day was subtracted. For this day or half a day of his leave salary had to be ad- justed. On the other hand if it so happened that during Madressa time someone came to ask some fatwa or if any time went into Madressa work, it was not subtracted.

I have often heard the late Allah fearing Hazrat Maulana alHaj Shah Abdul Raheem Raipuri, the patron of Darul Uloom Deoband and Mazahirul Uloom Saharanpur, saying: "I do not fear anything as much as I fear being patron and supervisor of a Madressa.

If a person is an employee of someone and neglects his duty, or betrays his employer or causes him any loss and leaves his job, or at the time of death begs his employer's forgiveness, he may be forgiven and pardoned. But the money of the Madressa, comes from the general Muslim public, the poor ones, and has been collected in two two rupees from them.

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Then there is Hazrat Maulana Abdul Lateef Saheb. With him I have always had bonds of love from the very beginning of my student days under him, but from 1345 onwards when he became Nazim, this love and admiration for him grew daily in depth till the time of his death.

Hence, when shortly prior to his death, he had a testamentary document (Wasiyat-nama) written by Qari Saeed Ahmed's hands, with regard to household matters, he called me and asked me not to disclose its contents to anyone in his lifetime, and laid upon me the responsibility to carry it out and to see it being implemented after his death. He used to consult with me quite often on his family affairs. Often if he had to impress something upon the mind of his wife, he made me do it. On the other hand, if his wife wanted to impress something upon his mind, she used me to do the talking and persuading. Hence at the time of the Nikah of Abdur Ra'oof, their son, several such occasions arose, which his wife will still remember quite well. All this close contact was basically because of our connection with the Madressa, and his diligence in carrying out his duty and even beyond, for the Madressa.

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