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“And keep reminding, because reminding benefits the believers.” (51:55)

‘Allamah Yusuf Binori and the Zakat Funds


The Taqwa and Humanity of Hadhrat ‘Allamah Muhammad Yusuf Sahab Binori (rahmatullah alayh) were in such a condition, that he would leave all the Zakat funds aside only for the students. He would never – under no circumstances – spend it on the salary of the teachers, the constructions of the Madrassa or the buying of books. In the next years the Zakat funds became sufficient.

Once there were 25,000 rupees collected in the Zakat funds, but the non-Zakat income was empty. When the time came to pay the teachers the treasurer Hajji Yaqub Marhoom suggested: “There’s nothing for the payment of the teachers. If you allow, we take a loan from the Zakat funds and pay the teachers’ salary. Later on we’ll return the amount to the Zakat funds.”

Shaykh Binori (Rahimullah Ta’ala) replied: “No way! I don’t want to become fire-wood of Jahannam for the ease of these teachers. The teachers should wait patiently for Allah to send some to their funds. The teachers who can not be patient have the choice to leave this Madrassa and move on.”

[Mayhnama Bayanat ka ‘Allamah Binori, pg. 42]

Filed under: Good Qualities, Huqooq-ul-Ibad, Malfoozat

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