Advice for Teachers

Advice of Hadhrat Mufti Mahmood Hassan Gangohi (Rahmatullahi Alayh) [1]

We survive on barakah not on salaries. Everyone complains about their salaries being too low. Huge countries also are in debt. If someone passes one day in hunger and exercises sabar (patience) without expressing his need to anyone, Allah Ta‘ala will bless him with one year’s halal sustenance. That person who keeps on expressing his needs to others, his needs will continue to grow and will never finish. He will always remain troubled. One’s life passes with barakah (Allah Ta‘ala’s blessings), not with salaries. If Allah Ta‘ala puts barakah in a little salary, all one’s needs will be fulfilled and if Allah Ta‘ala does not put barakah, then big salaries are depleted in a short period of time.


[1] (Hadhrat Mufti Mahmood Hasan Gangohi raḥimahullāh His life and works, Publsh. Ta’limi Board, KZN, Pg 255)