Summary of Letter:

 Bismihi Ta’ala

Respected Mufti Saheb

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

The writer requested some advice and duas.

Summary of Reply:

 Bismihi Ta’ala

Respected Brother / Sister

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh

. . . May Allah Ta’ala enable you to fulfil all your obligations and responsibilities with ease. May He also make many people to take benefit from you and assist you in every difficulty from the unseen sources (ghaib).

When you departed, I had advised you to be extremely particular of how your time is being spent. Be very vigilant about this. Whatever time passes well, make shukr to Allah Ta’ala for it.

If anybody treats you with love and respect, regard it as the Grace of Allah Ta’ala that He has placed love and respect for you in that persons heart. Otherwise, it was possible that the same person could have been an arch enemy who hates you. Hence consider it the Grace of Allah Ta’ala that He has concealed your faults. He forgives all sins and conceals the faults of people.

Do not place total realiance on any person and divulge all your secrets to him, nor have any enmity with any person. Treat every person with husne akhlaaq (good character). The one who at present kisses your hands with great love could tomorrow end up swearing at you. Therefore, always adopt a moderate approach in your dealings with people and be careful in this regard.

Was Salaam  (Maktoobaat – vol.1, pg.111)