Gifts and Debts

Advice of Hadhrat Mufti Mahmood Hassan Gangohi Rahmatullahi Allayhi;[1]

Respected Mufti Sahib

As Salaamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakaatuh

I am in severe debts. Please make dua that my debts get paid off. I have also enclosed two hundred rupees as a gift. Kindly accept it.

Respected Brother

As Salaamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakaatuh

I have accepted your gift. However, payment of the debt is more important. Therefore I am sending the two hundred rupees back to you. First pay off the debts even if (due to paying your creditors their due) you have to suffer poverty. [2]



[1] (Hadhrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi Rahmatullahi Alayhi His life and works, Publsh. Ta’limi Board, KZN, Pg 251)

[2] (Maktobaat Vol. 1, Pg. 89)

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