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Commercial Morality Part 3 PDF Print E-mail

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The Quraan states: ‘When the (Friday) prayer is complete, disperse through the land and seek the bounty of Allah (through trade or lawful activity.’ The Hadith tells us that ‘The quest of halaal earning is a duty after a duty.’ Thus, seeking a halaal sustenance is a religious obligation second in importance to religious observances like prayer, fasting, etc. Here is the third aspect of Islamic commercial morality:



C. Kindness


1. Creditor. The Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said: ‘May Allah show mercy to a person who is considerate when he sells, buys or demands payment.’ He also said, ‘There was a trader who dealt in credit. Whenever his debtor was in straitened circumstances, he would say to his employees: ‘Pardon him, perhaps Allah will pardon us.’ (When he died) Allah forgave him.’


2. Debtor. ‘He is best among you who pays his debt in a good manner and clears it before its fixed time…’


3. Employer. The Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said: ‘Pay the labourer his wages before his sweat dries.’


4. Employee. ‘O you who believe! Fulfill your contractual obligations.’ (Quraan)


5. Management. The Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said: ‘O Abu Zarr. There is no wisdom like sound management, no piety like self -denial and no virtue like good conduct.’


Adapted from Jamiatul Ulama Fordsburg


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