Mathematics and Accounting

Hadhrat Moulana Shah Ataa’ullah Bukhaari


Moulana Shah Ataa’ullah Bukhaari رحمة الله عليه was once delivering a lecture in a jalsah which was attended by Muslims and Hindus.

During the lecture, mention was made of Hindus and Muslims and Hadhrat Shah Sahib رحمة الله عليه said, “As far as mathematics and accounting is concerned, the Muslims are much weaker in these aspects than the Hindus and I will prove this to you.”

He then posed a question and requested the Hindus to remain silent. Only the Muslims were to answer. The entire crowd remained silent. After some time, he gave them 10 more minutes and asked them to think carefully of the answer. Still no one was able to furnish a reply. He then asked the Hindus if any one of them could answer the question.

Immediately, a Hindu youngster stood up and rattled out the answer.

Moulana رحمة الله عليه turned to the youngster and said, “Your answer is 100% correct. However, let me tell you something. Muslims have no accounting in this world and there will be no accounting for them in the aakhirah (hereafter) as well. As for you people, you do a lot of accounting here and you will also have much accounting to do in the aakhirah.”

Amongst the Muslims, many were masters in mathematics. One such person was Zakir Husain Sahib.


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