Kitab Al-Kasb (Part 14): The Ranks of Earning and Their Legal Rulings.

Earning is of several ranks. The first is the level of earning which is indispensable for everyone. This means that earning by which a person can lawfully strengthen his spine in individually incumbent on everyone, for the discharge of the obligatory duties cannot be attained except by it; and that by which the discharge of the obligatory duties is attained is in itself obligatory. If he thereafter does not strive to earn more than what is necessary, he is at liberty in respect thereof, because of the statement of the Prophet, "Whoever enters upon the morning in peace over his flock and healthy in his body, having food for his day, it is as though the entire world has fallen into his possession" [Narrated by al-Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah and al-Bukhari in al-Adab al-Mufrad]....

Being Just to Ourselves.

Allah has said in surah Al-Taubah verse 70: Which means: “Has there not reached them the news of those before them - the people of Noah and [the tribes of] 'Aad and Thamud and the people of Abraham and the companions of Madyan and the towns overturned? Their messengers came to them with clear proofs. And Allah would never have wronged them, but they were wronging themselves.” [Al-Quran, surah al-Taubah, verse 70]....

Al-Quran Utamakan Pembangunan Ekonomi dengan Zakat

Zakat ialah rukun Islam ketiga seleas mengucap dua kalimah syahadah dan menunaikan solat. Ia disebut sebanyak 32 kali (26 ayat) dalam al-Qur’an. Ia biasanya disebut beriringan dengan solat. hanya terdapat satu ayat sahaja di mana zakat disebut tanpa solat, iaitu ayat 7 Surah al-Fussilat. Penyebutannya selepas solat menunjukkan betapa eratnya hubungan anatara menunaikan solat dengan mengeluarkan zakat....

Gratitude Leads To Calmness.

How often do we take time to count the numerous blessings bestowed upon us? When was the last time we truly felt grateful and appreciated the fact that we are still given the opportunity from Allah to increase our taqwa to Him? Let us do more of these reflections. Hopefully, by doing so, Allah will grant us the strength to be more consistent in heeding His commands and abstaining from His prohibitions....

Developing Good Values as a Fortress for Ourselves.

Prophet Muhammad had said in a hadith narrated by Abu Hurairah: Which means: “The strong man is not one who is good at physical fights, but the strong man is one who controls himself in a fit of rage.” [Hadith reported by al-Bukhari and Muslim]. Let us instil in ourselves a deep appreciation of the noble values taught by Rasulullah. These basic values should constitute the foundations of our religious life.

The Creed and Moral of the Islamic Economic System.

The basic creed that promotes Islamic economic behaviour evolves from the Islamic concept of God, Allah, with the attributes ascribed to Him. Thus, acknowledging of Him the attribute Al-Malik (the absolute Owner of all) or Al-Rahim (who gives blessings and prosperity, particularly to those who use these gifts as He has permitted) contributes towards building up a Muslim mind....

Zakat, The 3rd Pillar of Islam, and its Advantages in Malaysia

Zakat from the language point of view is clean, pure, grow and prosper. Zakat can also be interpreted as an act of mercy, kindness, purification and improvement. Zakat is one of the five pillars of Islam. Zakat is the 3rd pillar after prayers (Some say fasting is 3rd pillars of Islam, but according to the following hadith, zakat it is the 3rd pillar of Islam....

Tawakkal (Reliance on Allah).

The virtue of tawakkal is closely associated with the spirit of striving and working. Without tawakkal, our work is deprived of meaning. Likewise, if one does not put in the necessary time and effort to his work, his tawakkal is then pointless. It is a binary concept that requires both components in order to properly function. We strive and work hard to overcome challenges and simultaneously place our hopes on Allah s.w.t. to bless us with a desirable outcome. That is the true essence of tawakkal......