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Faqeehul Ummah: Forgoing One’s Right


Summary of Letter

Respected Mufti Saheb

Assalamu ‘alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

My brothers have wrongfully taken possession of the wealth due to me and are not giving me my full share in the property. When I request them for my share, my request is followed by senseless quarrelling and discord. How much longer should I be patient and endure? Please advise me.

Summary of Reply:

Bismihi Ta‘ala

Respected Brother/Sister

Wa ‘alaikumus salaam warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

I am pained to hear of your grief. You ask how much longer should you be patient? Patience has no ‘cut-off’ point where a person simply gives up being patient. Rather the field of patience is extremely vast. You are well aware of the rewards of exercising patience. Allah Ta‘ala blesses the patient one with His company and proximity. Allah Ta‘ala has mentioned, “Indeed Allah is with the patient one’s”. The rewards that you will enjoy in the Hereafter are also well known. In exchange of foregoing the insignificant amount of one daaniq (one sixth of a dirham), you will be given seven hundred accepted fardh salaah (of the person who oppressed you). When it comes to one’s brothers, then treating them well in order to maintain ties with them will earn one even greater reward. Nevertheless, if you do not have the courage to forego your right in this manner, then by law you do have the right to ask what is due to you. However, arguments are disastrous as it is these arguments that cause ties and relationships to be broken. May Allah Ta‘ala make every difficulty easy. 

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