Halaal Livelihood and Barakah
From The Discourses of Hazrat Moulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih)
To do business is not haraam. In fact it is very virtuous. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said: “To earn a halaal (lawful) livelihood is compulsory after the completion of other faraaidh (obligatory duties).”
In another hadeeth, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said: “Glad tidings (of Jannah) are for that person whose income is pure (halaal), his interior and exterior is good and he does not cause any harm to people. Glad tidings (of Jannah) are for that person who practices on his knowledge, spends his excess wealth (on the needy) and does not engage in useless talk.”
So earning a halaal livelihood is 100% deen …but certainly not the way we are doing it at present. …What are we really chasing after? Our rizq (sustenance) is muqaddar (predestined) and it is chasing after us. Allah Ta‘ala wants to give it to us easily but we want it the hard way; so it comes like that. …And if a person falls into the traps of haraam and into unlawful and deceptive dealings, the barakah is all lost and problems prevail.