The main objective for the creation of humankind was to recognize, submit, serve, worship and love Allah (swt). All careers commissioned to the prophets were in line with this purpose.
With the advent of globalization and digital connection, one of the greatest trials Muslims face today is finding Halal employment options. We must ensure that the choice of our career is a source of pleasure to Allah (swt). Naturally, any career that compromises our spiritual connection yet brings forth material gain is not acceptable.
Worldly opportunities are developing at the hands of the Kuffar, as they lead in research, trends, and futuristic progress. Often believers fall for monetary traps – sometimes deliberately and at other times ignorantly.
A girl I met was raving about a job that paid her well and was encouraging her peers to join her for the lucrative benefits. Later, she revealed that it was an online dating site that she was facilitating. Helping form Haram relationships cannot bring Halal income.
Allah (swt) is the Ultimate Provider. We will not leave this world without receiving what is destined to come our way. It is our duty to choose how we will earn that Rizq. This requires a thorough knowledge of our Deen, before we dive into the ocean of wonders and ruin our afterlife.
Sadly, the forbidden pursuits of employment bring money and status but do not grant contentment to the heart. They eventually self-destruct the person or the family he or she feeds.
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