Business with Allah (swt)
O you who have believed, shall I guide you to a transaction that will save you from a painful punishment?
[It is that] you believe in Allāh and His Messenger and strive in the cause of Allāh with your wealth and your lives. That is best for you, if you should know. [As Saff:10-11]
My father owns a business and I can see from the time and effort he puts in that it is not easy. Many days he goes to work early and comes home late, he stays up late thinking of different strategies, even when he is not at work his heart and mind is as he is always in business meeting; he is constantly making new things and ideas and meeting new people. When Allah (swt) guides us to a transaction it means that we are about to start a business with Allah (Swt). If we are going to start a business we will also have to put in those hours, the time, the effort, struggle and will have to work our heart and mind. Starting and running a business is hard but the end results pay off. If we take up this transaction it will be hard but when it is pay day we will be of the happiest people.