Summary of Letter:

 Bismihi Ta’ala

Respected Mufti Saheb

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

A person came to Hadhrat and said: “I have heard that you have a prescription for removing problems and worries. I am very worried that my business is not progressing. What is the cause of this?

Summary of Reply:

 Bismihi Ta’ala

Respected Brother / Sister

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

In principle, every person’s fate has been predestined even before birth. He will definitely receive whatever has been decreed for him even if the entire creation wishes that he should not receive it. Likewise if something is not decreed for him, he will never receive it even if the entire creation makes an effort to give it to him. Generally, there are two reasons for one’s business not being productive. The first is not fulfilling the rights of people (such as not paying someone their due or deceiving the customer, etc. – Translator). This is extremely detrimental. One will remain disturbed and restless for as long as such rights are not fulfilled. The second cause is not discharging charity. Therefore, if anything is due to anybody, immediately fulfil it. If there is nothing that is due to anybody, or you cannot remember having any responsibilities to discharge, even then give some charity with the intention of it compensating for any unfulfilled responsibilities which you may have forgotten about. Also, do not forget the plight of the underprivileged.

(Be merciful to those on earth — Allah Ta`ala in turn will be merciful towards you). Allah Ta`ala will deal with you in the manner that you deal with His creation. If you adopt a method of mercy and kindness towards the creation of Allah Ta`ala, mercy will also be shown to you. Therefore, divide your earnings into three portions. Reinvest one portion in your business, use one third for your family and spend one third on the poor and needy.”