Take Halal Risks to Get Halal Rizq

Assalamu-Alaikum,

One of things I often see in the world of marketing is deception or setting unrealistic expectations for a client. This is particularly evident when sales people are out persuading their prospective clients they should buy the product or service they are pitching.

What’s interesting is that Shaytan creates this false hope or motivation that you need to say anything that comes to your mind to get the sell. First thing is we as Muslims believe our rizq is written. Secondly, with that belief, one should consciously try their best to not mislead a potential client. If your thinking “hey, I should say whatever to get this client on board to get my money” then you’re only fooling yourself.

I’ve heard a story about Ali (R) which directly relates to this. I’ve heard it in many different versions but basically Ali (R) once requested a man to watch his mule (donkey) as he went into the masjid to pray. When he came out, he noticed the man had stolen his mule. He went looking for it into the souk (bazaar) and noticed someone else had it in their possession.

When he confirmed it was his and the mule was purchased for two dinars, Ali (R) said he was going to give the man two dinars for watching his mule. Instead the man chose to go down the haram route and get his two dinars the wrong way.

Sorry if I wasn’t clear with correlating that above story to my original point, but basically the lesson is it’s up to you how you want to pursue your rizq. You can go through halal or haram means to attain it but ultimately it’s been decreed, however, Allah swt has given us the intelligence and moral consciousness to choose how.

The Sunnah makes it all clear, our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:

A truthful and trustworthy trader will be in the company of the prophets, the very truthful, and the martyrs (Tirmidhī, Dāramī, Dāraquṭnī).

Lastly, I know rizq is a comprehensive concept in Islam, I’m writing from the perspective of monetary gain.

Until next time insha’Allah. Take Halal Risk to Get Your Rizq!

 

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12 Responses to Take Halal Risks to Get Halal Rizq

  1. Nadia Chaudhry August 8, 2012 at 7:04 am #

    Wow, that’s a really insightful post. I liked it a lot. Halal Risk to Get Your Risk. Clever title.

    We all have that obligation to be honest. Dishonesty will hurt our business anyways because your reputation is ruined. I never read that Hadith, subhanAllah. It’s cool.

  2. Saad August 8, 2012 at 9:56 am #

    Alhumdulilah. Thanks Sr Nadia for visiting and reading the post. I agree, dishonesty will definitely hurt your business reputation overtime. May Allah (swt) keep us all on the truth. Ameen.

  3. Reader Rabbit August 10, 2012 at 8:18 pm #

    Alhamdullilah, I really like that you constantly connect from deen to interests/life and back. Islam is our reality and our reality check. May Allah SWT bountifully bless your synergistic efforts and take them to a whole new level.

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  5. Ali November 21, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

    Halaq Rizq also bring Barakah.

  6. abu zainab December 12, 2012 at 1:21 am #

    As one imam said once, why steal it? If it’s meant for you then you should acquire it the halal way!

  7. Noir Hussen December 25, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    Alhamdulillah,

    I stumbled upon this post while pondering this subject and it has been helpful.

    I find your site of good quality with excellent posts.

    I am launching DeenClickz! on January 1st 2013 and would appreciate your honest opinion about my idea of creating more awareness about Islam. Life, Technology and Travel.

    Thanking you in advance should you decide to review my blog :)

  8. Saad December 25, 2012 at 11:43 am #

    Alhumduilah. Thank you for the kind words Noir, I appreciate it. In regards to DeenClickz!, please send me an email at Saad@chillyoislamyo.com and I will be more than happy to share my feedback.

  9. Aqeedah Islam January 15, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

    Prophet Muhammad(saw) said;

    It is narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) happened to pass by a heap of eatables (corn). He thrust his hand in that (heap) and his fingers were moistened. He said to the owner of that heap of eatables (corn): What is this? He replied: Messenger of Allah, these have been drenched by rainfall. He (the Holy Prophet) remarked: Why did you not place this (the drenched part of the heap) over other eatables so that the people could see it? He who deceives is not of me (is not my follower). (Sahih Muslim, Kitab Al-Iman)

  10. Ahsan Raza March 1, 2013 at 6:35 pm #

    Jazakallah brother saad

    • Jean February 15, 2014 at 12:03 pm #

      Salam.I am a 22 yrs old muslimah and I have viratully no breast. It’s disturbing but I have never tought about surgery because I think it’s haram, painful, expensive and simply extreme. I think this is more serious than nose structure but all the same, bottom line is work on your general well being starting by appreciating what you think is good about you and dont jeopardise your relationship with Allah over such issue. My mum has equally small breasts but peaceful family and nourished 3 healthy children- that is satisfying enough. I imagine that nose on all faces I could think of and I see beautiful faces. Be happy- you are a beautiful MUSLIMAH

  11. Quran Academy August 11, 2016 at 5:46 am #

    Thank you , jazak’Allah brother

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