BismIllah wa as salaamu alaykum wa Rahmat Allah wa Barakatuh.
Everything has a price. We pay a price for getting married and a price for staying single. A price for having children and a price for having none. A price for following Allah and a price for following our desires.
Everyone has debts. Debts to Allah, to the earth He has placed us on, to the body entrusted to us, to the parents who bore and raised us, the family who demand their rights of kinship, spouses, children, the community, employers, teachers, etc.
When considering any matter, it is important to consider its price and the debt you have to it. Can you afford the price? Can you honor the debt?
This is the precursor for a short series of posts, inshaa'Allah, that will focus on cost and debt analysis in our lives. Bi ithn Illah, it will help us make intelligent decisions on a day to day basis.