Compendium of Rights

Compendium of Rights

” There are a number of shortcomings amongst the people regarding loans. The first is to get into debt without necessity. It generally happens that people take loans for useless and extravagant activities (like wedding customs). One will find that very rarely is a loan taken due to some real need or difficulty. When meeting with the wealthy, they inform us that what need has come upon a certain person that he turns to debt for no reason? Those who take the loan waste the money away in some wedding or in getting a palatial home made. He uses the money in things that are foolish and against the Sharī’ah. In short, loans and debt are taken for matters of fame. Even then, they do not become famous. Even if a person becomes famous today, then what is his value, when he will be put into greater disgrace tomorrow. However,
what does he care? ”

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