A little further away, a few young boys are walking down the beach , approaching every person they meet asking them to buy pop corn .
Nearby, stands an old man of around 60, roaming on the beach selling pastries.
Back at home an old man of around 60, rings the door bell of every apartment to sell his
All these people mentioned, carry a huge basket or a metal can, to carry their goods and they carry it for for hours a day and roam .
A young Muslim I know of, approaches me in a confused state. He does not know what to do.
“Which career will make me rich ?”
This young man is confused because he, like millions of fellow young men think that careers build wealth and provide luxury. It is quite strange that even the Muslims have begun thinking this way. They want to a choose a career or a profession which offers more salary and expects less work!
Rizq is not directly proportional to bright careers.
Many prospective students I know of , were prophesised by their teachers and elders that they will be on the top of the world when they finish their education. But I see many of them hunting for jobs even after graduating in engineering ! There are many doctors who pass their time swatting flies in their clinics. There are technocrats whose bio datas wander from one manpower consultant to another looking for a suitable job. There are many doctors of India, who serve as cleaners in the motels of American highways and they say ” we earn more “…
If you study the biographies of the great Muslims they worked like common man.
Prophet Dawood a.s. was an iron smith . Abu Bakr Siddique r.a. sold cloth in the street of Madina and alll the prophets(as), worked in some phase of their lives as sheperds.
Moral of the note?
It does not matter how much you earn but it does matter how you earn. On the day of Qiyamah no body will be allowed to move until they give an account of their income as well as their expenditure.
So young men ! Focus on halal and let the Blessings of Allah be focussed on you.
After all blessings does not mean abundance but it also means content with what you have.
Author : Nisaar Nadiadwala can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org