People are urged to be determined to pay back debt they owe and not to delay, give excuses, escape from paying at all or to initiate quarrel when unable to pay, Imams said in the Friday sermon.
The debtor should also update the creditor from time to time, not be elusive when contacted and not to treat the creditor as an enemy.
“Debt has now become the need in people’s daily lives to buy a house, car, land, to run a business as well as other necessities,” Imams said.
“According to Syara’, to be in debt is permissible as it is a form of transaction and Muamalat in Islam, but for beneficial purpose and in accordance with Islamic teachings.”
At the same time, Islam teaches Ummah how to manage income and expenses moderately.
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