Such was the importance of ensuring their financial matters were halal, Umar ibn al Khattab introduced an inspector in the market of Madinah to check the weights, measures and transactions. Although we have lost this practice today, we now have to take the initiative and responsibility on our shoulders and educate ourselves, and those in our care, on the specific rulings and regulations.
The Prophet (saw) said:
“The feet of the son of Ādam will not move on the Day of Judgement until he is asked regarding how he earned his wealth and how he spent it.”
Many people are under the misconception that their earnings will be affected if they decide to follow the Sharī’ah and do away with haram earnings, contracts, riba and transactions. In fact, Allah promises us the opposite:
“And whoever fears Allah, for him Allah brings forth a way out, and gives him provision (rizq) from where he does not even imagine…”
(Surah At-Talaq: 2/3)
How much easier will be our meeting with Allah if we know that our transactions and wealth were pure and used in halal ways!
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