Financial Freedom

Financial Freedom

Here’s how Islam liberates one financially:

1. Matter of Choice. We came into this world sustenance-guaranteed from our creator. However, it is our choice to be enslaved by money. ‘And kill not your children for fear of poverty. We shall provide sustenance for them as well as for you.’ (Quraan 17:31)

The Prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said, ‘Let the slave of Dinar and dirham, of Quantify and Khamisa (i.e. money and luxurious clothes) perish for he is pleased if these things are given to him, and if not, he is displeased!’ (Bukhari)

2. The Boss. Your boss can’t starve you. We have to deeply believe that the One who has absolute control of our provision is Allah: ‘And know that if the whole nation gathered to benefit you, they would not benefit you except by what Allah has decreed for you; and if they gathered to harm you, they would not harm you except by what Allah has decreed against you.’ (Musnad Ahmad)

3. Backing. We are not abandoned. We are backed by the Most Generous One: ‘That Allah may reward them according to the best of their deeds, and add even more for them out of His Grace. And Allah provides without measure to whom He wills.’ (Quraan 24:38)

4. Mental State. Financial freedom is a mental state: the feeling of satisfaction, regardless of your net income. ‘He is successful who has accepted Islam, who has been provided with sufficient for his want and been made contented by Allah with what He has given him.’ (Muslim)


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