Q: I am 18 years old. Some years back my mom took a debt from someone on interest because we wanted money to get my elder sister married and she took this decision to borrow money because my dad is not responsible enough as he had been through alot of business failures and was jobless..Its been 4 years and my mother has been paying interest from a really long time and now when we have no money the money lenders are troubling us alot… They torture us so much that sometimes I start losing faith in life… They torture us to the core… They scare us by telling us that if we don’t give them money then they are going to tell this to all the people around and also my sister’s husband which will lead to a utter shame for my parents… They speak so cheap about us that sometimes I feel that dying is much better than seeing your parents in this condition… We don’t have money at all and day by day the interest has increased. Please make dua’s for the betterment of my family and please tell me some zikr or dua to get rid of this debt… I’m tired and at this young age I’m falling apart…
A: Ensure that your namaaz is done on time, engage in istighfaar for at least a minute before the namaaz or after the namaaz.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)