Assalamu Alaikum, The following is a message from Shaykh Yahya al-Mulla, the foremost Hanafi jurist of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, resident in the city of Hofuf (Al-Ahsa). [This was message was dictated to Ustadh Salman Azeem who produced the translation below]: In the name of Allah, the most Gracious, the Most Merciful. All praises …
Salam If I was a multi millionaire what would I do? There are many things I can think of. Nowhere on the list would be hanging around my home town and being busied with local council or masjid politics. This however seems to be the case for some wealthy folk locally.
Salam, The distasteful practice of showering or throwing money at religious poem (naat) recitors still exists in some parts of the Indo Pak sufi community. I was surprised to find the following passage from Imam Ibn al-Jawzi from centuries ago describing a very similar practice of the corrupt Sufis of his time.