Have the COURTESY to deal FAIRLY with debtors
LENDERS, When he BRINGS his item as a COLLATERAL to secure a QUICK LOAN, he is in real DIRE NEED. He has expectations. His SICK MUM is seconds away from BREATHING HER LAST in the ICU. His wife is HALFWAY through CHILDBIRTH but it’s TURNING UGLY. Her LANDLORD is stubborn in her house and he promised he isn’t leaving WITHOUT his money.
The FINAL EXAMS are starting in half an hour and his daughter CAN’T MISS IT. We come with real need. But you TAKE ADVANTAGE of us. You DEMEAN US. You play DEAF and DUMB. You know you have an UPPER HAND in the prevailing situation. You want to trade a 50,000/= TV unit for 5,000/=. It’s not fair. You need a vehicle log book only to lend out 20,000/=. HELP when you still HAVE TIME to.
We UNDERSTAND you are in BUSINESS but not to CRUSH OTHERS in their HORRIBLE SITUATION. Trade FAIRLY, let him or her LEAVE YOUR SHOP with a FAIR DEAL. Keep the item SAFE even as you USE IT. Your business WILL GROW when you HELP OTHERS GROW TOO. Have the COURTESY to deal FAIRLY with debtors. They TOILED when buying their items in the first place.
حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ مُقَاتِلٍ، أَخْبَرَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ، أَخْبَرَنَا زَكَرِيَّاءُ، عَنِ الشَّعْبِيِّ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم. ” الرَّهْنُ يُرْكَبُ بِنَفَقَتِهِ إِذَا كَانَ مَرْهُونًا، وَلَبَنُ الدَّرِّ يُشْرَبُ بِنَفَقَتِهِ إِذَا كَانَ مَرْهُونًا، وَعَلَى الَّذِي يَرْكَبُ وَيَشْرَبُ النَّفَقَةُ ”
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) said, “The mortgaged animal can be used for riding as long as it is fed and the milk of the milch animal can be drunk according to what one spend on it. The one who rides the animal or drinks its milk should provide the expenditures.”
Sahih Bukhari (Mortgaging)
Reference : Sahih al-Bukhari 2512
In-book reference : Book 48, Hadith 5