Whilst going through Sh. al-Luknawi’s commentary of al-Sayyid al-Sharif al-Jurjani’s text on the science of hadith I found the following interesting passage regarding the Dalail al-Khairat, and Sh. al-Luknawi’s narration for it from a scholar in Madinah. He mentions this incident in the course of commenting on narrating to a scholar who is busy or preoccupied with another matter, and what the scholars of hadith have mentioned about such a thing.
Sh. al-Luknawi said in ‘Zafar al-Amani’ (p.458-459):
My late father read ‘Dalail al-Khairat’ to him, whilst I was listening to him along with my uncle the late Mawlawi Muradullah, the son of our teacher, grandfather and uncle of our father, the late Mawlana Muhammad Niamatullah, and the late Mawlawi Ilah Daad Khan al-Chaprawi who was from the students of my late father, along with other than them both from our companions on that journey.
He whilst listening to it would sell silk and converse with the buyers who were present, as his shop was popular with visitors. Despite this, his being busy/preoccupied did not prevent him, for every time the reader would make a mistake in his recitation he would immediately correct him from his memory.