» 14th June 2012
A man decided to proceed for Hajj and left a considerable amount of wealth in trust with a man known to be trustworthy. After returning from Makkah, he requested for his money, but the man said that he knew nothing about it. Tha Haji went to Iyas Ibn Mu'awiya رحمه الله and related the incident to him.
Iyas رحمه الله asked, "Does he know that you have approached me?"
He replied, "No."
Iyas رحمه الله asked, "Have you mentioned the dispute to anyone?"
He replied, "Nobody knows about it besides us."
Iyas رحمه الله advised, "Return after two days and ensure that you do not mention the case to anyone."
Iyas رحمه الله then called the man with whom the money had been left in trust and said, "A large amount of wealth has reached me. I would like to hand it over to you for safekeeping. Is your home secure?"
The man replied, "Yes."
Iyas رحمه الله continued, "Good! I advise that you arrange a place for it to be kept and also organise a group of men to carry it to your home." The man agreed and left.
After two days, the Haji returned to Iyas رحمه الله, who instructed him, "Proceed to your adversary and ask him for your wealth. I he returns it, then you have achieved your goal. If he refuses, then say to him that you will inform Judge Iyas about the matter."
The Haji proceeded, as instructed, and warned that he would complain to the judge about the matter. Quickly, the man returned the money to the Haji, as he feared that his reputation in the sight of the judge would be tarnished. The Haji took possession of it and told Iyas رحمه الله that his money had been returned. After a time, the man arrived at the court of Iyas, who rebuked him severely for his deceptive conduct. [al-Adhkiya, p80; Pearls from the Path]
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