Objectives Working In Islam

Objectives Working In Islam

World affairs is the case the most attention of mankind, so that they become slaves of the world, even worse, a large number of Muslims hold the view that Islamic teachings would reduce their chances in the scavenge rizki. There are some people who still want to keep part of Islamic law obligations but they thought that if you want to get the ease in the fields of material and economic stability should close the eyes of some of the rules of Islam, especially with regard to business ethics and the law of halal/haram.

Islam does not allow a Muslim to confusion in trying to make a living, even providing complete solutions and noble ethical teaching that they succeed in opening the door to earn a fortune and prosperity and blessing. Business activities in the eyes of Islam has a code of ethics and rules, far from being greedy and greedy so as to form a venture that became the foundation of civil and civilized society.

The entire property of God while man merely as a manager, then the person who served as the manager is not entitled to the property owners out of the rules (God), then it is very sad when some people are racing to reach the pleasures of the world by spending all his time, while they forget the main purpose of creation, that is to worship Him as Allah says: and I only created jinn and man to worship Me. I do not want sustenance at all from them and I do not want to give I’m eating. “Truly Allah is He Who Has the Supreme Giver of sustenance power again Very Sturdy.” (Qur’an 51:56-58).

وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالْإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ   (Qur’an 51:56)
مَا أُرِيدُ مِنْهُم مِّن رِّزْقٍ وَمَا أُرِيدُ أَن يُطْعِمُونِ   (Qur’an 51:57).
إِنَّ اللَّهَ هُوَ الرَّزَّاقُ ذُو الْقُوَّةِ الْمَتِينُ (Qur’an 51:58).

The Benefits of Halal Property

The benefits of a clean and lawful property in the hands of very many pious men, like a palm tree that leaves no part at all but entirely beneficial to mankind. With affluent studying to be easy, worship becomes smooth, socializing becomes easy, hang out the more beautiful, more successful preaching, menage more stable and do good deeds more resilient. Therefore, the property in the hands of a Muslim could serve as a means of balancing in worship, and adhesive connection with the creature.

Prophet Muhammad SAW said: delicious good fortune is owned by a pious man. [1]

In fact, the property will become an energy that emits a bright future, and a force that contains a variety of virtues and glory of the world and the hereafter, and the drive wheels da’wah and jihad in Allah’s way.

Allah SWT says: Those who spend their wealth night and day, secretly and openly, then they get a reward from his Lord. “There is no fear come upon them and not (also) they grieve.” (Qur’an 2:274)

الَّذِينَ يُنفِقُونَ أَمْوَالَهُم بِاللَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ سِرّاً وَعَلاَنِيَةً فَلَهُمْ أَجْرُهُمْ عِندَ رَبِّهِمْ وَلاَ خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلاَ هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ  (Qur’an 2:274)

The Prophet SAW also gave praise to the philanthropist and a Muslim who spend their wealth in the way of goodness. From Abdullah ibn Umar The Prophet said: The hand on the hand is better than the one below and hand over hand like to give and that under rather ask. [2]

From Umar r.a. said: One day the Prophet SAW ordered us to give alms, and when I was a treasure that very much: then I said: Today I will be able to surpass Abu Bakr r.a. and then I take half my possessions to charity. Then the Prophet said: What do you leave for your family? I said: I leave to my family semisalnya. Then Abu Bakr came in with all his wealth then he said: “ O….. Abu Bakr What do you leave for your family, he replied: I leave it to them, Allah and His Messenger. So I said: I would not be beyond you forever”. [3]

Denouncing Islamic teachings: Lazy & Beggars

Strongly denounce Islam limited the space for idlers and beggars as well as locking a meeting of all forms of dependence of living with others, but the Qur’an is praising the patience and restraint by not asking others a helping hand in meeting the needs of life because such action would cause various kinds of ugliness and setbacks in life.

Imam Ibn al-Jawzi said: It is not someone who is lazy to work but are in two evils: first; abandoned the family and leave the obligation under the guise of resignation so that her life became a stumbling block to others and his family were in trouble, second, so it’s a disgrace that does not happen unless in people who despised and homeless, because people who would not willingly lose the dignity of self-esteem just because of laziness on the pretext of resignation is loaded with ornate folly, because a person may not own property but still have a chance and opportunity to try. [4]

A Muslim must try to live well off, the fight against laziness, zealous in making a living, dedicated to covering the needs of, and diligently worked to preserve the child’s future to be able to live independently and not be a burden to others, because the burden of lazy people and beggars who sell price self is the most despicable human being and an abomination of Islam as it has been confirmed in a hadith from Abdullah Ibn Umar, the Prophet SAW said: it is not the attitude of begging contained in a person among you except he met with God in the face while there was a piece of meat. [5]
Yusuf ibn Asbath said that Sufyan Ats Tsauri said to me: I left the property ten thousand dirhams which later brought to account by God, I love more than life I beg and be a burden to others. [6]

Work ethic of A Muslim

If we look at the life of the scholars and priests Sunnah, they have provided a very noble example and role model in the search for balance between the interests of science and make a living. In fact, each of the prophets and apostles try and work to sustain in spreading the message and preaching, the prophet Zechariah to be a carpenter, Idris prophet and the prophet David sew clothes to make armor, so it works in order to live independently is the sunnah of the messenger of Allah then seek to find good living by trade, farming and livestock are not considered dropping the dignity and does not conflict with the attitude of resignation. [7]

This is understood by the messengers of God and the Salaf that they belong to people who are hardworking and tenacious in trying but they are persistent and resilient in demanding science and propagate religion. Not why a work in the field of da’wah and the affairs of the muslimlin then reward from the job because when Umar became Caliph-sufficient family life from ‘Baitul Maal’. [8]

Try to reflect on the lives of the messengers of God and the Salaf, their activities in seeking knowledge and not neglect them preach scavenge a kosher fortune to support his family. Therefore, we should be able to imitate them well in their studies and in making a living, do not be lazy to work for reasons science can not sue. Whatever form of business that are important for a Muslim halal and obtained the right way then it should be elaborated and lived happily, does not need prestige, and low self-esteem and embarrassment to the profession which is considered by most people as a form of abject and undignified profession, whereas noble and the failure of a business or profession does not depend on whether or not prestigious in the view of humans as working in a reputable foreign company or a high-class office position or to occupy a place that many sabetannya, but the glory of a very determined effort by the halal and the truth before God and the type of business commendable dipandangan Shari’a.


Reported by Ahmad in Musnadnya with a hasan chain of transmission, juz, 4 hadith no: 197 and 202.
H.R. Bukhari (1429), Muslim (1033), Abu Daud (4947), Ahmad in Musnadnya and Nasa’i and Ihnu Hibban.
Tirmidzi3675 history, a judge in mustarakah1/414 he said saheeh.
Talbisul Iblis, Ibn al-Jawzi, Page: 303.
H.R Bukhari, Muslim and Nasa’i in his Sunan.
Jami ‘Bayanul Ilmi wa Fadhlih, Ibn Abdul Bar. Juz 2 p., 33.
See Fathul Bary, Juz 4. / L 358 and Al-Minhaj Sharh Sahih Muslim Juz, 15 / 133.
See Fathul Bary, 4 / 357.

Sources: http://pengusahamuslim.com/baca/artikel/531/etos-kerja-seorang-muslim

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