Virtues of earning Halaal

Hadith 1

Hazrat Abdulla ibn Masood [radhiallaahu anhu] reports that Rasulullah [صلى الله عليه وسلم] said, “To earn a halaal livelihood is compulsory after the completion of other Fara’idh.(Compulsory acts)”

Hadith 2

Rasulullah [صلى الله عليه وسلم] is reported to have said: “No one has ever eaten any food which is better than that which he had earned through working with his hands, and verily Allah’s Nabi, Dawood [alayhis salaam] used to eat that which he earned with his hands.”

Hadith 3

Hazrat Abu Saeed Khudri [radhiallaahu anhu] relates from Rasulullah [صلى الله عليه وسلم] that he said: “For every person who earns anything halaal which he eats himself or whereby he clothes himself or anyone of Allah’s creation, that shall be written as a deed of charity.”

Hadith 4

Naseeh-al-Ansi [radhiallaahu anhu] relates from Rakb al Misri [radhiallaahu anhu] that Rasulullah [صلى الله عليه وسلم] said: “Glad tidings to those whose earnings are halaal.”

Khalifah Hishaam bin Abdul Maalik asked Abu Haazim Makki (Rahmatullah alayh): “How can salvation in the hereafter be achieved.”

Abu Haazim said: “By the acquisition of wealth lawfully and spending it lawfully.”

The Khalifah asked: “Who can do this?”

Abu Haazim (Rahmatullah alayh) said: “He who wishes for Jannat, Fears Jahannam and searches for Allah’s pleasure. “

Hadith 5

Hazrat Abu Hurairah [radhiallaahu anhu] says that Nabi [صلى الله عليه وسلم] has said, “If a man brings a load of wood on his back, sells it and eats from its produce, it is far better than begging for bread and what about begging for alms? Someone gives and some doesn’t.”

Hadith 6

Sayyidina Anas [radhiallaahu anhu] reports that a certain ansari once came to Rasulullah [صلى الله عليه وسلم] and begged him for something. Rasulullah [صلى الله عليه وسلم] asked him, “Is there really nothing in your house?” He replied. “Yes, sir there is a hessian bag, one part of which I wear and the other part I spread when I retire to sleep, and a cup which I use for drinking water.” Rasulullah [صلى الله عليه وسلم] said; “Bring both to me.” He brought the articles. Rasulullah [صلى الله عليه وسلم] took them and exclaimed, “Who will buy these from me?” A man replied, “I shall buy them both for one dirham” Rasulullah [صلى الله عليه وسلم] asked twice or thrice, “Who will give me more?” A man finally said: “I shall buy them both for two dirhams.” Thereupon Rasulullah [صلى الله عليه وسلم] gave the goods to him and gave the two dirhams to the ansari and said: “Buy food with the one dirham and feed your family and buy with the other an axe and bring it to me.” The ansari brought the axe. Rasulullah [صلى الله عليه وسلم] took it and with his own mubarak hands fitted the handle to it, and said: “Go! Cut wood and sell and let me not see you for 15 days.” The man did as he was told and came (again) after 15 days with 10 dirhams, with some of it he bought clothes and with the other he bought food.

Rasulullah [صلى الله عليه وسلم] said to him: “This is better for you than that you shall appear on the day of Qiyaamat with a mark on your face to indicate that you were a beggar.”

Hadith 7

Sayyidina Aisha (RA) reported that Rasulullah [صلى الله عليه وسلم] said: “Whosoever in the evening is exhausted through his work, has all his sins forgiven by that evening.”

Hadith 8

Hazrat Ka’ab bin Ujra [radhiallaahu anhu] says that Rasulullah [صلى الله عليه وسلم] has said: “To work for himself, his children and his parents is pleasing to Allah. To earn for show or pride is the devils way.”

Hadith 9

Hazrat Abu Saeed [radhiallaahu anhu] says that Nabi [صلى الله عليه وسلم] said: “Whosoever maintained himself on legitimate earning, followed the prophets traditions and refrained from doing mischief, deserves Jannat and would be admitted to it.” Those present represented that there were such people those days. Nabi [صلى الله عليه وسلم] said: “Even after him there would be such people.”



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