• Ismael Rushdi

Islam On Wealth As A Trial

In Islam, it is believed that the only owner of all riches is Allah. A Muslim only claims wealth as a caretaker for which reason he has made "Khalifah" of Allah on earth. Unlike enterprise and communism, which accept that man in search of wealth must also deal with a shortage of assets, Islam sees the purpose of wealth differently.

What is, in reality, scares is the capacity of humankind to use the generosities of God. Islam has not denied from earning more money, but it's the circumstance of people who fail to look for new earning sources because of the limitation of information they have.

Islam sees wealth as a tool for human fulfillment in his undertaking to achieve al-Falah or success that prompts a decent life in this world, and from this point forward. Along these lines, the journey for wealth isn't denied in Islam.

However, every Muslim will undoubtedly find an opportunity to make more wealth, but it should not involve any unjustifiable methods like Riba (ربا). Riba is an unjustifiable interest or money that is earned by lending or investing money.

According to Islam— He is who made the earth smooth for you, therefore go about in the spacious sides thereof, and eat of His sustenance, and to Him is the return after death. (al-Mulk 67:15). Muslims must follow all the laws of Allah, such people who neglect to do so are Haram.

هُوَ الَّذِي جَعَلَ لَكُمُ الْأَرْضَ ذَلُولًا فَامْشُوا فِي مَنَاكِبِهَا وَكُلُوا مِن رِّزْقِهِ ۖ وَإِلَيْهِ النُّشُورُ - 67:15

As people continued looking for wealth, they should see that every single part of their wealth must not hold up under any elements that oppose Sharia principles. Along these lines, Muslims ought to manage their wealth as per religious laws given by Muhammad Prophet.

Great wealth management in the path of Allah is significant because any wealth earned or spent in oppose to Islamic laws is more worst than earning no money. The idea can be perceived as Islamic financial planning also includes helping the needy people by bringing more food and education in their lives.

What is essential is to guarantee that whatever activities a Muslim is doing to bring more wealth, it should be earned by the utmost principles given by pious religious leaders.

In modern days, a lot of investment options are available for growing wealth. A Muslim and a Sharia law follower should only follow the halal principles while investing and only work with a halal broker.

All Muslims should pay Zakat under Islamic laws, and by contributing to zakat, it brings the Islamic followers closer to Allah.

Muslims should accept that their life expectancy doesn't end upon death as there is another life after the common demise. This common life is like harvesting good fruits that can also be enjoyed after this materialistic life.

Along these lines, when a Muslim plan for something, they ought to think about this law, and their financial planning should also benefit people after this life demise.

Therefore, by having correct financial planning and spending, which fulfills Allah's message, Muslims will find some harmony between satisfying his needs and following commitments made to Allah.

The wealth in Islam may work as a tool for bringing a positive change in the lives of less fortunate, and this is the simplest way to come closer to him and his mighty blessings.

(The website of the author Ismael Rushdi is: https://www.halaltradingbrokers.com)

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