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Aadaab of Business and Dealings – Part 1

1. A business transaction should be concluded with mutual consent. No party should be forced to carry out the transaction. يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا لَا تَأْكُلُوا أَمْوَالَكُم بَيْنَكُم بِالْبَاطِلِ إِلَّا أَن تَكُونَ تِجَارَةً عَن تَرَاضٍ مِّنكُمْ  (النساء : ٢٩) O you who believe, do not consume one another’s wealth unjustly except through (lawful) …

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Aadaab of Business and Dealings – Part 12

1. It is not permissible for one to get involved in interest bearing transactions. The giving and taking of interest are both haraam in Islam. وَأَحَلَّ اللَّـهُ الْبَيْعَ وَحَرَّمَ الرِّبَا ﴿البقرة: ٢٧٥﴾ And Allah has permitted sale and prohibited riba – interest. الَّذِينَ يَأْكُلُونَ الرِّبَا لَا يَقُومُونَ إِلَّا كَمَا يَقُومُ …

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Aadaab of Business and Dealings – Part 2

1. The seller should be truthful to the purchaser and should not deceive him or lie to him regarding the quality of the product, the amount it costed him etc. عن أبي سعيد رضي الله عنه  عن النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم قال التاجر الصدوق الأمين مع النبيين والصديقين …

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Aadaab of Business and Dealings – Part 13

One should recite the following Duaa when entering the marketplace. لَا إِلَه إِلَّا الله وَحده لَا شريك لَهُ لَهُ الْملك وَله الْحَمد يحيي وَيُمِيت وَهُوَ حَيّ لَا يَمُوت بِيَدِهِ الْخَيْر وَهُوَ على كل شَيْء قدير There is no deity besides Allah Ta’ala alone, who has no partner. To Him belongs …

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Aadaab of Business and Dealings – Part 3

1. If an item has a defect, the seller should disclose it to the purchaser. It is not permissible for him to conceal the defect. عن أبي هريرة أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم مر على صبرة طعام فأدخل يده فيها، فنالت أصابعه بللا فقال: ما هذا يا صاحب …

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Aadaab of Business and Dealings – Part 14

1. One should recite the following Duaa when entering the marketplace. بِسْمِ الله اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ خَيْرَ هَذِه السُّوق وَخيْرَ مَا فِيْهَا وَأَعُوْذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّهَا وَشَرِّ مَا فِيْهَا اَللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوْذُ بِكَ أَنْ أُصِيْبَ فِيْهَا يَمِيْنًا فَاجِرَةً أَوْ صَفْقَةً ​خَاسِرَةً In the name of Allah. O Allah, I beg …

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Aadaab of Business and Dealings – Part 4

1. If the seller, despite knowing about the defect in the goods, conceals it from the purchaser, he will be sinful and will receive the wrath of Allah Ta‘ala and the curse of the angels. عن عقبة بن عامر قال: سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم، يقول: المسلم أخو …

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Aadaab of Business and Dealings – Part 15

1. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) had taught the Sahaabah (Radhiyallahu Anhum) to recite ten verses of the Qur’an when returning from the marketplace. عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنه قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يا معشر التجار أيعجز أحدكم إذا رجع من سوقه أن يقرأ عشر آيات …

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Aadaab of Business and Dealings – Part 5

1. One should not delay in settling his debts. It is reported in the Hadith that the debtor’s delaying in settling his debts despite him having the means to do so is a form of oppression. عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه، يقول: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: …

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Aadaab of Business and Dealings – Part 16

1. One should learn the masaa’il that relate to his profession or business from the ulama in order to earn halaal and save himself from haraam. عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال يأتي على الناس زمان لا يبالي المرء ما أخذ منه أمن …

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