Sayings of the Holy Messenger (Peace be upon Him)

Business and Trading



Business and Trading

91.  Sayyidina Abu Sa’eed Khudri (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       The truthful and honest merchant will be with the Prophets, the truthful and the martyrs (on the day of Resurrection). (Tabarani, Darimi, Dara Qutni, Ibn Majah, Mishkat)


92.  Sayyidina Jabir (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       May Allah have mercy on him who is gentle when he sells, when he buys, and when he demands his rights. (Bukhari, Mishkat)


93.  Sayyidina Huzayfah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       There was a man among the people gone by to whom the Angels came to take his soul. He was then asked if he had done any good deed. He said, “I do not know.” He was asked to think it over. He said, “I do not know of any good deed I may have done other than dealing gently and kindly in buying and selling transactions with other people. I allowed the rich time and let offer the poor.” Allah sent him to Paradise for that.  (Bukhari, Muslim, Mishkat)

94.  Sayyidina Mu’aaz bin Jabal (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       The best of the incomes belongs to those merchants who do not lie when they speak, do not misappropriate when they hold trusts, do not betray their promises, do not blame (the merchandise for defect) when they buy, do not (shower with) praise what they sell, do not dilly-dally when they have to pay someone and do not browbeat one who has to pay them. (Bayhaqi, Targheeb)

95.  Sayyidina Abu Qataadah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       Refrain from swearing much while transacting business for it may increase business (in the beginning) but brings destruction (later).  (Muslim, Mishkat)

96.  Sayyidina Rifa’ah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       All the merchants will be raised on the day of Resurrection as evil-doers except those who fear Allah, are pious and speak the truth.  (Tirmizi, Mishkat)

97.  Sayyidina Uqbah bin ‘Aamir (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       Muslims are brothers of one another. It is not lawful for a Muslim to sell to his brother something defective without pointing out the defect.  (Ahmad, Ibn Majah, Targheeb)

98.  Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ood (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       He who adulterates while dealing with us is not one of us and those who cheat and act fraudulently will go to Hell.  (Tabarani, Mishkat)

99.  Sayyidina ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar(Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       If a people are given to indecency to such an extent that they commit obscenity openly they will face pestilence. Such maladies will grow among them the like of which their forefathers had not faced. The people who cheat in measure will suffer famine and grave difficulties and their rulers will oppress them. The people who do not pay Zakaah on their property will be prevented rain from the skies and if there are no animals they will never get rainfall. The people who break their covenant with Allah and His Messenger will have Allah put over them an enemy from among strangers who snatches from their hands their wealth. And whenever the rulers of a people do not judge according to the Book of Allah and waver in obeying the commands of Allah then Allah causes civil disobedience to grow among them. (Ibn Majah, Targheeb)

100.       Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       If anyone (on being requested) takes back from a Muslim what he had sold to him, on the day of Resurrection, Allah will forgive him his lapses. (Abu Dawood, Ibn Majah, Targheeb)

101.       Sayyidina ‘Umar bin al-Khattab (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       If anyone hoards grain (away) from the Muslims, Allah will punish him with leprosy and poverty.  (Ibn Majah, Targheeb)

102.       Sayyidina ‘Adullah bin ‘Umar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       If anyone withholds an edible for forty days then he has given up Allah and Allah is absolved of him. And, if anyone is hungry in the morning in the courtyard of a people then Allah is absolved of responsibility to those people.  (Ahmad, Targheeb)

103.       Sayyidina Ma’qil bin Yasaar (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       If anyone interferes in the market of Muslims to create a rise in prices then Allah has the right to cast him face down in Hell.  (Haakim, Targheeb)

104.       Sayyidina Abu Hurayrah (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       Allah has said: “When two men undertake a partnership business then I am the third (helping them out) as long as either of them does not cheat the other. When one cheats his partner, I remove Myself from them.” (Ibn Dawood, Targheeb)

105.   Sayyidina Nu’maan bin Basheer (Radi-ALLAHO-An-ho)

       If anyone cheats his partner in a matter in which the partner had regarded him as trustworthy and had appointed him as his manager then I absolve Myself of his person. (Abu Ya’laa,Bayhaqi, Targheeb)





Collected by Muhammad Sharif Fauji from The Book “Sayings of The Prophet” (Peace Be Upon Him), Darul Ishaat, Urdu Bazaar Karachi