Islam’s Encouragement to be an Entrepreneur. Many have become entrepreneurs in the Corona epidemic. Using technology, many people are now able to do different types of business very easily. Many scholars and students have also become entrepreneurs since they did not sit idle in the lockdown. Women are not left behind either, many are running their businesses from behind the scenes very easily.
The standard items of your choice can now be bought at home, with just 15 to 20 minutes of any food you like. For this reason, many people are now inclined to shop online. New entrepreneurs are making their debut every day.
An entrepreneur is a businessman who thinks of a new business that no one has done before or brings an old business to a new level. He plans how to start a new business, run it and how much money he will spend in any sector, how much he will profit from it. The main qualities of a successful entrepreneur are that he will be very honest and truthful. He can work long hours.
In business, one finds teaching of Tawakkul on the great God. That is why Allah has given superiority to business over other professions. However, the condition is that it must be in accordance with the Shari’ah and Sunnah. One cannot be oblivious to God by engaging in business. It has been narrated in the Holy Qur’an,
Let not your wealth nor your children divert you from the remembrance of Allah.Sura: Munafiqun, verse: 9
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) emphasized the importance of being an entrepreneur. It has been said in the Holy Hadith, “Pay attention to business, because 90 percent of the sustenance is contained in it.” Apart from this, the dignity and importance of business are evident in many other hadiths. Most of the Companions, Tabi’is, Alems and Faqihs are pursuing this profession. Muslims have also gained notoriety through special improvements in this field.
Those who conduct business in a halal way will be given the highest honour on the Day of Resurrection. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said,
The resurrection of the faithful and trustworthy traders will be with the Prophet, Siddiq and the martyrs on the Day of Resurrection.Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1029
The Prophet (peace be upon him) himself was an entrepreneur. Entering his youth, he took up business as a profession like other Quraysh youths. His handiwork in business under the supervision of his uncle Abu Taleb. He also used to come and go on business trips to Yemen and Syria as his uncle’s companion. It is understood from the narration of Ibn Sa’d that the Prophet (peace be upon him) was working in the market with his uncle Abu Taleb or other trading companions.
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Through them, the Prophet (peace be upon him) gained the basic idea and experience of trade and commerce. Khadija (RA) has been in business for about 25 years before her visit to Syria with commercial products and has been successful. Proves his worth as a successful businessman. Even in Arabia, the fragrance of his honesty and truthfulness, fidelity and efficiency spread.
Islam came to India through entrepreneurs. The first people to preach Islam in this land were not Mujahideen. No Tablighi Jamaat has come here with the call of Islam. The first preachers of Islam in the region were a number of Sahabi and Tabii entrepreneurs who came to the region in the guise of traders.
They set such a lofty ideal through their business that unlimited affection for them was born in the hearts of the people of the region. As a result, they became acquainted with Islam and accepted Islam as one of the best religions. (Source: Khutubate Daoraye Hind, abbreviated)
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So we should break the shackles of unemployment and try to become honest entrepreneurs. To inform the world about the beauty of Islam by doing business according to the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him). To provide employment to the people. InshaAllah, Allah Almighty will make everyone successful.