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Khalifa Uthman bin Affan - Governors of Uthman

Sa'ad b Abi Waqas as the Governor of Kufa

Back in office, Sa'ad b Abi Waqas tried to win the hearts of the people by his generosity and liberal hospitality. Any one who begged of him anything got what he wanted. On Fridays he gave vast amounts in charity. He made arrangements for the feeding of the travelers and the wayfarers. He awarded special stipends to the orphans and the widows. Because of his liberal policies, the means at the disposal of Sa'ad b Abi Waqas did not satisfy his needs. He was accordingly compelled to obtain a loan from the Bait-ul-Mal. The Baitul-Mal was under the charge of Ibn Masud. Ibn Masud was known for his scrupulous honesty, and for his strictness in financial matters. He allowed the loan to Sa'ad b Abi Waqas on the condition that it was to be repaid within a stipulated period. It was further laid down that the amount should be returned within the specified period, and that no extension should be allowed under any circumstances.

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