Displaying posts categorized under

Ahaadith Relating to Business Dealings and Earning a Halaal Livelihood

Cleanse your Wealth through Sadaqah

This entry is part 17 of 17 in the series Ahaadith on Business Dealings and Earning a Halaal Livelihood

profit in businessعن قيس بن أبى غرزة رضي الله عنه قال كنا فى عهد رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم نسمى السماسرة فمر بنا رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فسمانا باسم هو أحسن منه فقال: يا معشر التجار إن البيع يحضره اللغو والحلف فشوبوه بالصدقة. (ابو داود رقم 3328)

Hadhrat Qais bin Abi Gharza (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports: “During the era of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), we (some of the Sahaabah who were involved in business) were called Samaasira (a name for those involved in business i.e. a middle man who facilitates the transaction). On one occasion Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) passed by us in the market place and addressed us with a better name (as the name ‘samaasira’ was regarded as an inferior form of business among the people) saying: “O group of tujjaar (traders) (i.e. Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) equated our profession with the normal traders) generally, trade and commerce becomes affected and contaminated through futile talk and unncesearraliy taking oaths in the name of Allah Ta’ala (in order to promote one’s business), therefore purify and cleanse your wealth from the evil through giving sadaqah. 

Lying and Taking False Oaths

This entry is part 16 of 17 in the series Ahaadith on Business Dealings and Earning a Halaal Livelihood

ethics 1عن عبد الرحمن بن شبل رضي الله عنه قال سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم يقول إن التجار هم الفجار قالوا يا رسول الله أليس قد أحل الله البيع قال بلى ولكنهم يحلفون فيأثمون ويحدثون فيكذبون )المستدرك للحاكم  رقم 2145)

Hadhrat Abdur Rahmaan bin Shibl (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that he heard Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) say: “The traders (generally) are transgressors. The Sahaabah (Radhiallahu Anhum) asked: “O Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), has not Allah Ta’ala permitted business and trade?” Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied: “Certainly, however due to the traders taking false ouths (in order to promote their merchandise) and including lies in the transactions. (They are regarded as sinners in the sight of Allah Ta’ala) oaths and promises and break them, and when they speak, they speak lies (thus they fall into transgression in this way). 

Hearts of Gold

This entry is part 15 of 17 in the series Ahaadith on Business Dealings and Earning a Halaal Livelihood

pot of goldعن أبي هريرة  رضي الله عنه قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : اشترى رجل ممن كان قبلكم عقارا من رجل فوجد الذي اشترى العقار في عقاره جرة فيها ذهب فقال له الذي اشترى العقار : خذ ذهبك عني إنما اشتريت العقار ولم ابتع منك الذهب . فقال بائع الأرض : إنما بعتك الأرض وما فيها فتحاكما إلى رجل فقال الذي تحاكما إليه : ألكما ولد ؟ فقال أحدهما : لي غلام وقال الآخر : لي جارية . فقال : أنكحوا الغلام الجارية وأنفقوا عليهما منه وتصدقوا. (البخاري رقم 3472)

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: There was once a man who purchased some land from another. The purchaser found an earthenware utensil filled with gold buried in the ground. Hence he went to the seller and told him: “Take your gold, for I have purchased from you only the land and not the gold.” The former owner replied: “Well! I have sold you the land together with whatever is in it.”

Hence both the buyer and seller presented their case to a third person in order to resolve their dispute. He asked them: “Do you have any children?” One of them replied: “I have a son.” The other replied: “I have a daughter.” The one presiding over their case then said: “Get the boy married to the girl. Spend some of this wealth in seeing to their needs and give the rest in charity.” 

Putting an offer over the offer of Another

This entry is part 14 of 17 in the series Ahaadith on Business Dealings and Earning a Halaal Livelihood

ethicsعن ابن عمر رضي الله عنهما عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: نهى النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم أن يبيع بعضكم على بيع بعض ولا يخطب الرجل على خطبة أخيه حتى يترك الخاطب قبله أو يأذن له الخاطب (البخاري رقم 5142)

Hadhrat ibn Umar (Radhiallahu Anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “One should not put an offer over the offer of his Muslim brother (i.e. in the case where the purchaser and seller are inclined towards concluding the sale), nor should he send a proposal over the proposal of his Muslim brother (when the both parties are inclined towards the nikah), except if he retracts from the proposal himself, or gives him permission to do so. 

The Harms of Taking Oaths in Business

This entry is part 13 of 17 in the series Ahaadith on Business Dealings and Earning a Halaal Livelihood

profit in businessعَن أبي هُرَيرَة رَضِيَ الله عَنه قَال سَمِعتُ النبيَّ صلى الله عليه وَسَلَّم يَقُولُ الحِلْفُ مَنفَقَةٌ لِلسِّلْعَةِ مَمْحَقَةٌ للبركة (البخاري رقم 2087)

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Taking oaths will be a means of promoting the commodity in order  to sell it, but will destroy the barakah (blessings) of the business.