Hadith: Rasulullah (sallahahu alaiyhi was sallam) said: “Verily, There are certain sins which cannot be expiated with Salah. Fast, Hajj or Umrah.” Ashab al-Kiraam asked: ‘What expiates them O, Rasul of Alla?’ He replied: “Hardships suffered to earn one’s (Halal) sustenacne.“-
Tabrani, al-Mujam al-Awsat

Rizq is the necessities of life that Allah Taala provides to the living creatures to sustain their lives. However, one chooses to earn their Rizq, with their own free will, by either permissible or prohibited means and Allah Taala provides it in accordance with their own choice. Therefore, if one chooses to receive their Riza through prohibited means, they are fully responsible for misusing their free will ( and thus committed sin).

Seeking Halal means to earn sustenance so you do not be people of you are not in need of anyone is a Fard (obligatory) deed that comes next after the other Fard Ibadahs (acts of worship). The intention while seeking sustenance should not be accumulating wealth The prophets (alayhimus-salam) would earn their livelihood through some crafts or some other permissible occupations.

It is Sunnah to seek one’s Rizq in the early hours of the morning. In this regard, Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Begin to seek Rizq early in the morning for there are Barakah (blessing) and success in the morning.

While seeking Rizq, Muslims should not resort to the means that may cause them to neglect Dhikrullah (remembrance of Allah) or the Akhirah (hereafter), and they should not be too greedy which sould affect their Wara (abstinence of the Haram).

The sustenance that Allah Taala had decreed will not increase through greed. Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said : “Verily Rizq follows and finds a person just as his appointed time of death does.”

Muslims should not deceive people at trade deals. Besides they should not take oaths, whether truly or falsely to sell their goods. They should never attempt to cheat in their trades and not mix any Haram into their earnings. They should not hide the faults of their goods from their customers.


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