Summary of Letter:

Bismihi Ta’ala

Respected Mufti Saheb

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

A severe calamity has befallen me. Several factories including my own have burnt down. As a result of the fire, I am financially ruined. Please make special dua for me.

Summary of Reply:

Bismihi Ta’ala

Respected Brother / Sister

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

May Allah Ta’ala help you and your family from his unseen treasures. May He remove your difficulties.

It is nevertheless necessary to bear in mind at all times that the One who had given the wealth, has taken it. Hence, He will once again grant it to you. This is a little test in this worldly life. You do have the ability to patiently bear it. 

A child asks his mother for money. He cries and even screams for the money. He realizes that his mother has such love for him she will certainly give him the money … unless she has nothing to give. However, this does not apply to the treasures of Allah Ta’ala (that there is nothing to give). The treasures of Allah Ta’ala never decrease. His treasures are unlimited (hence continue to ask him and He will once again grant you what you have lost).

(Tarbiyatut Taalibeen, Pg. 196)