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From The Desk of the Sultan

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An excerpt from the commentary of Surah Yasin, by El Sheikh Syed Mubarak Ali Gilani about the sanctity of keeping a promise and placing Allah as the Witness and Fulfiller of that promise:
Trust is very important. When you make a promise and make Allah a witness, Allah will help you to fulfill it. If you make Allah a witness and you do not fulfill the promise, Allah’s curse will fall on you, because your words are law…. Do not dishonor your word.

An excerpt from the commentary of Surah Yasin, by El Sheikh Syed Mubarak Ali Gilani about the sanctity of keeping a promise and placing Allah as the Witness and Fulfiller of that promise:
Trust is very important. When you make a promise and make Allah a witness, Allah will help you to fulfill it. If you make Allah a witness and you do not fulfill the promise, Allah’s curse will fall on you, because your words are law…. Do not dishonor your word.


A story is related of someone who needed 1000 dinars. He went to a money lender (of course not like the Jew) and he told the man, “I will give you back the money next year on such and such a date.”


The money lender said, “Bring some witnesses [according to Qur’anic injunctions].”
The man said, “My Allah is my witness.”


He said, “That’s fine, Allah is sufficient,” and lent the man the 1000 dinars. That man went away on a ship for trade. When he wanted to go back home, he could not find any ship returning there. Eventually, he took a log of wood, put the money inside, then put the piece of wood in the sea and said, “Oh Allah, I made you the witness. I entrust this money to the sea under your care. [Then he] commanded the sea, “Oh sea, I have borrowed this money on a trust [using Allah as a witness], take it to such and such a person.”


That man who lent the money came to the seashore one day, waiting for the ship to come. On exactly that day, he saw a log ashore and said, “Okay, the ship is not here, let me pick up the log and make a fire.”
He chopped up the log and found the money.

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