Maulana Yusuf Motala’s father was Suleman Motala, whose family hails from Varethi, a village in the district of Surat, Gujarat, India. Though their source of income was farming, Suleman Motala’s father, Qasim Motala, relinquished his land on a contract and adopted business as his source of income. Due to Qasim Motala’s premature death, Suleman Motala was raised in his mother’s care. He later started a business and married a woman from the village of Hathuran in the district of Surat. They had one son, Mohamed Ali, but within a few years of the marriage, his wife died. After this, he married Aminah bint Muhammad ibn Ismail Desai, a woman from Kholwad, a village on the shores of the Tapisti River in the district of Surat, and who would become Maulana Yusuf Motala’s mother. They moved to the village of Nani Naroli, 10 km from Varethi, and adopted farming as their source of income. Yusuf Motala was born at his maternal grandfather’s house in Nani Naroli on the night of November 25, 1946.
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