Virtues of the Truthful and Honest Trader

This entry is part 1 of 17 in the series Ahaadith on Business Dealings and Earning a Halaal Livelihood

Honesty 1عَن أبي سَعيد رضي الله عنه  عن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال التَاجِرُ الصَّدُوقُ الأمِينُ مَع النَبِيينَ وَالصِّدِّيقِين وَالشُّهَداء (الترمذي 1/229)

Hadhrat Abu Saeed Khudri (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “The truthful and honest trader will be in the company of the Ambiyaa, Siddeeqeen and martyrs in the Hereafter. 

Deal with Honesty

This entry is part 2 of 17 in the series Ahaadith on Business Dealings and Earning a Halaal Livelihood

profit in businessعن حكيم بن حزام رضي الله عنه أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال البيعان بالخيار ما لم يتفرقا فإن صدقا وبينا بورك لهما في بيعهما وإن كذبا وكتما فعسى أن يربحا ربحا ويمحقا بركة بيعهما  (البخاري 1/284)  

Hadhrat Hakeem ibn Hizaam (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “If the purchaser and seller deal with honesty and disclose the faults of the merchandise, Allah Ta’ala will grant them barkat (blessing) in their business transaction. However, if they transact with dishonesty, thereby concealing the faults of the merchandise and speaking lies to each other, perhaps they eould earn a little profit through the transaction, certainly the blessing of the transaction will be lost.

Three Unfortunate People

This entry is part 3 of 17 in the series Ahaadith on Business Dealings and Earning a Halaal Livelihood

Moneyعَنْ أَبِي ذَرٍّ رضي الله عنه عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ ثَلَاثَةٌ لَا يُكَلِّمُهُمُ اللهُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ، وَلَا يَنْظُرُ إِلَيْهِمْ وَلَا يُزَكِّيهِمْ وَلَهُمْ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ قَالَ: فَقَرَأَهَا رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ثَلَاثَ مِرَارًا قَالَ أَبُو ذَرٍّ: خَابُوا وَخَسِرُوا، مَنْ هُمْ يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ؟ قَالَ: الْمُسْبِلُ، وَالْمَنَّانُ، وَالْمُنَفِّقُ سِلْعَتَهُ بِالْحَلِفِ الْكَاذِبِ (المسلم 1/71)

Hadhrat Abu Zar (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Three types of people Allah Ta’ala will not speak to on the day of Qiyaamah, nor will he look at them with the sight of mercy nor purify and cleanse them of their sins, and a severe punishment awaits them.” Hadrat Abu Zar (Radhiallahu Anhu) exclaimed: “Certainly such people are great losers and are doomed. O Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam), inform us who are these people?” Nabi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) replied: “The one who lets his garment flow beneath his ankles, the one who (after doing a favour to people), reminds them of his favours, and the one who takes false oaths when marketing and advertising his merchandise (i.e. he lies about the quality of the merchandise etc. to people with false oaths). 

The Reward of Cancelling a Sale

This entry is part 4 of 17 in the series Ahaadith on Business Dealings and Earning a Halaal Livelihood

Saleعن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : مَن أَقَالَ مُسلِمًا أَقَالَهُ الله عَثْرَتَه يَومَ القِيَامَة .)ابن ماجه ص159)

Hadhrat Abu Hurayrah (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “The one who cancels the sale of a Muslim upon his request, Allah Ta’ala will remove his difficulties on the day of Qiyaamah.”   

Dealing with Kindness

This entry is part 5 of 17 in the series Ahaadith on Business Dealings and Earning a Halaal Livelihood

kindnessعن جابر رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: رَحِمَ اللهُ رَجُلا سَمْحًا إذا بَاعَ وَإذَا اشْتَرَى وإذَا اقْتَضَى ( البخاري رقم 2076)

Hadhrat Jaabir (Radhiallahu Anhu) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “May Allah Ta’ala show mercy to the one who is kind when he sells, kind when he buys, and kind when he demands payment.