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Teaching Only for the Pleasure of Allah (continues...)

From the advices of Hadhrat Qaari Siddeeq Ahmad Baandwi Saahib (RA) ...... Once,Moulana Murtadha Hasan mentioned to Hakeemul Ummat Hadhrat Moulana Thaanwi (RA), “Hadhrat, I feel uneasy earning a salary. It seems that by taking a salary one is selling his Deen.”

Hadhrat Thaanwi (RA) replied: “This should not be misconstrued as selling one’s Deen. In todays times one must draw a salary. By doing this, one will find that the work will be done with greater responsibility. By accepting a salary, the work remains an Amaanah, a duty to be fulfilled. Without taking a salary, one’s commitment remains questionable.”

Moulana Murtadha Hasan (RA) then mentioned: “Hadhrat what is the cure for the doubt that is in my mind.” In reply, Hadhrat Hakeemul Ummat (RA) said: “Consider the situation where a person is serving Deen. He earns a salary at a certain place which is sufficient for the fulfilment of his needs. Thereafter, he gets an offer to teach at another place for a higher salary but he will not necessarily render a greater service to Deen in the second place as compared to the first. Thus if the reason for transfer to the second place is based on monetary consideration, then this would amount to selling one’s Deen.”
 To be continued Insha Allah........................


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