Good Business Good Profits
Business is a sort of transaction between two or more people with an intension of earning profit from that. Depending upon the circumstances we may have either profit or a loss which one has to bear. Rather it's like season that keeps on changing from time to time. In this world we may have witness that sometimes this business has made someone very rich and wealthy and someone has tumble down to zero with the downfall in their business. Similarly one can do any business of his or her choice depending upon the capital and resources invested or available. Business may be small and later on grow into a huge as times goes on. But in every sort of business if we adopt the path of honesty and truthfulness than would be a perfect person to be called as businessman but if we take help of anything odd or use any tricks of false and cheat and try to earn more and more than that is not permitted in Islam. Our intension of doing any transactions should be clear like water. Remember we may think that only we and our workers knows what we are doing in business but there is Almighty God who has a watch over all our activities be it good or bad. So always fear from Almighty God Allah and try to do good business with an intensions of earning least or small profits. Do not go in for any fraud or false means to gain more profit. We may see money flowing in our company. But that has the base of false measures so there is no use of earning such money with wrong concept. Business has many Blessings of Allah if it is done on right basis. The consumer should be satisfied with our product and service. Our behavior and service should be such that it should insist them to give a frequent visit again and again. People should remember us by our dealings and way of convincing them even if the margin of profit is less but would have a lot of blessings in it. Do proper business with good intensions of profits for money and even profit for good deeds.
Below is a verse of Holy Quran and Hadith a businessman should take lessons from it.
O ye who believe! Do not squander one another's wealth in vanities, but let there be amongst you traffic and trade by mutual good will.
Holy Quran, 4:29
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was asked what type of earning was best, and he replied:" A man's work with his hands and every (lawful) business transaction."
Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 846
The Prophet also said: "A truthful and trustworthy merchant is associated with the prophets"
Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 50
The Prophet Muhammad (s) said: ""It is better for any of you to carry a load of firewood on his own back than to beg from someone else."
Riyadh-Us-Saleheen, Chapter 59, hadith 540
And also: "There was a merchant who would lend to the people, and whenever his debtor was in difficult circumstances, he would say to his employees, 'Forgive him so that God may forgive us.' So, God forgave him."
Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 3, Hadith 292.
May Allah Rabbul Izzat give us Hidayat to be good with business all the time Ameen
Mr. Liyakat Shah
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