Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal (Print ISSN: 1087-9595; Online ISSN: 1528-2686)


Shariah Commandments Regarding Encouragement for Economic Activities

Author(s): Abdul Quddus Suhaib, Tariq Mahmood

Many Islamic commandments encourage human beings to remain busy in economic activities. This is why that begging has been discouraged. Similarly such professions that are not allowed because of its prohibition of goods are not allowed in Islamic teachings. According to teachings of Holy Quran, Man is created for the welfare of other human beings. This is why, trade is being done not for the cause of only earn profit but for the advantages of Hereafter. Idleness is not allowed in Islam and hardworking is encouraged. Unfortunately, in present Islamic World, many people do not take interest in doing hard working but some of them want to remain idle. Due to idleness of some people, the hard working people are actually discouraged when they are not said encouraging comments. Besides these, the culture of snobbery is also being done by idle persons in pretending that they have servants for their household works. This thing is also creating many other problems for some families where these servants are presenting their services for earning very small amount of income. While these servants are presenting their services all the day ignoring their own children and their own household works. This also shows that the gap between the poor and the rich is greater that must be lesser or curtailed.

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