Exalted son, I remember that one day I paid a visit to Miyán Abdūl Latif*—may his tomb be sanctified. During the conversation, I said, “If you permit me I will fix (the income of) some villages of the Kaharkūn* district for (defraying) the expenses of the monastery”. He recited, with his holy tongue, these two hemestichs: “I am placed under an obligation when the king grants me villages; but I am not under an obligation when God gives me food”. I replied, “It is so; but I join the service of the mendi­cants and pious men, for the good and welfare of this world, for my own happiness, and for the fulfilment of (my) prayer for the increase of happiness and fortune, and not for putting them under any obligation”. The Miyán said, “Truly, the intention of the mind is good, if it is from the very bottom of the heart. Receive only half of the revenue which you now obtain from your subjects (peasants) and take less than even half from the hard-working and helpless peasants.* Fix monthly allowances on the mendicants, who put faith in God, who do not beg, and live in deserts. Administer justice (carefully) to the oppressed in such a way that no one will be deprived of his right. Don’t allow the weak to be oppressed by the tyrants. (Then) you will see increase in your happiness”. Immediately these words of the Miyán reminded me of the complaints of the inhabitants of Chakleh Kūrá,* and so involuntarily I wrote this letter to you. May you be happy.