"So verily, with (every) hardship, there is ease." Qur'an (94:5)
Such is the reality of anything we undertake that benefit others, be it in the deen, in life or in business.
With respect to business, most entrepreneurs would tell you that taking a new business through the startup phase can either make you or break you (in more than one way).
But, if you persevere, and avoid resorting to what displeases Allah (swt), you can be sure of a period of ease and comfort twice as better than the period of hardship you've endured.
"Allah does not burden a soul more than it can bear." Qur'an (2:286)
A Muslim knows that if Allah (swt) has put him responsible over something or someone then he is more than capable of fulfilling it as Allah does not burden us with a responsibility beyond our capability.
If you’re a family person and you have various duties and responsibilities then know that Allah (swt) have given you masooliyya (responsibility) knowing fully well what you’re capable of.
If you suffered a heavy grief or a loss of business or property to the point of destitution, even then, a strong minded Muslim will be able to pick himself up through the power of du’a and tawakkul (reliance of Allah).
"Two armies that can be never defeated are the sincere heart and righteous du'a." Ibn Taymiyyah (a classical Muslim scholar)
Muslims are encouraged to deal with each other with the best of intentions.
If we put our mind to doing something beneficial for others, be it in business or in anything else, and we have tawakkal (reliance) in Allah (swt), then there's nothing that can stop him achieving that.
And, remember Allah (swt) always accepts the du'a of the righteous.
So, make du'a, be righteous and go ahead with your plans, putting your trust in Allah (swt), and you will be
successful in this dunya AND the hearafter insha'Allah.
If you're not successful in this dunya then may be you didn't do the right actions. And if you are not successful in the akhira then may be there was a deficiency in your heart!
"There are two blessings which many people lose: health and free time for doing good." Hadith Bukhari
The older we get the more we notice the passing of time.
But isn't time relative? And is it not logical to assume that the next 5 years of our life would go faster than the last 5 years?
If so, then why do we plan our future with the assumption that time is linear (constant)?! Why do we assume we will get the same done the next 5 years just like the 5 years before?
Trust me, if you factor in your health and free time in the equation then you'll notice that your productive year is shrinking with each and every passing year. This is a fact of life.
Hence, our time or lifespan (ajl) is not linear. It passes faster as we get older. Insha'Allah, something to ponder over.
Whatever you want to do, do it now and do it smart.
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