» 15th June 2012
A man once placed an amount of money in trust with another person. When he requested it, the man refused to hand it over. Both presented their respective cases to Iyas رحمه الله.
The plaintiff said, "I handed over my money in trust to him."
Iyas رحمه الله asked, "Were there any witnesses?"
The plaintiff replied, "No. I handed over to the money to him at such and such a place, where nobody else was present."
Iyas رحمه الله asked, "Was there any distinguishing feature at the place that you can remember?"
The plaintiff replied, "Yes. There was a particular tree at that point."
Iyas رحمه الله advised him, "Proceed to the place and find the tree. Perhaps Allaah will make something apparent to you there and you will reclaim your wealth. Perhaps, you buried your money close to the tree and forgot the spot. When you see the tree, you may remember the spot."
The man left and Iyas requested the defendant to be seated until he returned. Iyas رحمه الله continued with other court matters. After an hour, he suddenly turned to the defendant and asked, "Do you think that your adversary would have reached the place of the tree by now?"
The defendant replied, "No."
Iyas رحمه الله reprimanded the man, as he could only have known of the place where he had taken possession of the money, if he had been present there. The defendant then admitted his guilt. When the plaintiff returned, Iyas رحمه الله explained the situation and advised him to take possession of his money from the defendant. [al-Adhkiya, p 81; Pearls from the Path]
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