Mirza Yawar Baig – Lessons from the Anbiya #37 – I love the Messenger

Mirza Yawar Baig
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the restriction of online shopping, including the use of payment methods and restrictions on purchases, as well as the legal framework for online purchases. They emphasize the importance of avoiding harmful behavior and avoiding tobacco products. The speakers also emphasize the importance of avoiding drinking alcohol and using pig leather for cutting and washing meat. They stress the importance of avoiding deception and caution against spreading false information. The segment also touches on regulations on profit margins and the importance of following rules of business to avoid negative consequences.
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doesn't even cook even cathedra for my brothers and sisters,

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we are looking at some other things in Medina that sort of sort of sort of established

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established a place,

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an open piece of ground near Majid, Nawaz Sharif, and established that as

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the market or Medina.

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It's amazing how he, you know, he

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created these systems and all of these, I mean a live data. So, then he mark he demarcated the land and he said to the people, this is your market trade in it and no tax will be levied on your trade. So, he is boosting the economy, how does he do that by saying the state will not take anything from you trade in it, and you

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know, tax will be taken from you.

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One time prices

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became very high, because people it was a free market, completely free market, the economic system in Islam is a free market and the price.

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So prices, obviously, at one time they rose was Harvard's exam of some of the companions of the Sahaba came to the source and sell them and they requested him to set the price fixed the prices, instead just you know, you you decide you tell us what

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price to charge. And people will

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no, they will do that. But he refused. He refused to fix the prices. He said Allah is the One who fixes the price, and I will not interfere. Now, it was a supply and demand thing. Allah subhanaw taala is the one who gives results to whoever He wills geladeira and it's not for somebody else to fix prices. So in the so if you see the Islamic system, Islamic economic system, it is a true free market system and it does not place limits on the creation of wealth.

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It regulates three things one, it regulates what you are allowed to do in

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so basically, you are not allowed to deal with anything which Islam has,

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has declared to be haram for example, you cannot you are not permitted to declare to deal in pork and pork products, you are not permitted to deal in any interest based thing. So you can't have the concept of an interviewing bank, you are not allowed to deal in

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alcohol, you're not allowed to deal in anything which corrupts society. So any * magazines and so on. The reason I'm mentioning these specific things, because this is what people deal in, routinely in America, in convenience stores and in gas stations. And they claim that this is something that they have to do,

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the only thing you have to do is to gain the reader of ALLAH SubhanA that the only thing you have to do is to ensure that you don't go into jam and that you have to worry that you go into Jannah nothing else you have to do, right everything else must be done in a way, which enables these two things to happen to get the result of Allah to get a job.

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This is where our binds have been. You know, we have allowed our minds to be taken over by shatta. And shaitan is the one who decides what we have to do and what we don't have to do. And we simply mouth the the Vasa is at the misguidance of shatter as if we have no brain ourselves. So Islam teaches us

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in what we are allowed to deal with, right so as I said, no interest based No, no alcohol, no pork products, no gambling, so no lotteries and you know any other form of gambling, right, of course betting for horse races, dog races and whatnot, betting on cricket and soccer and all these big big big betting money huge, huge billions of dollars worth of trade and it is haram for Muslims.

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So no but no betting

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and then

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no dealing in, in anything which is harmful. So therefore, all tobacco products, cigarettes, vapes, and all of these things, all of these are haram all of these are prohibited and Muslims are not permitted to deal with them. The basic fundamental principle in Islam

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as far as anything Haram is concerned that everything which is harmful in itself intrinsically harmful, Elsa is

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are prohibited in Islam. And when these things are privated then there are two

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seems to understand for the Muslim

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the prohibition is irrespective of quantity. So one drop is private and the whole barrel is private is not to say, well, you know, I only had one drink or I only smoked one cigarette or I only had one pork chop or something No.

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Everything. What is private it is totally and completely prohibited number one. Number two, what is bribery did everything concerning it everything connected to it is also private. For example, pork to eat pork is private. But because to eat pork is private. And then I guess, tweet for even one small piece of pork is privated to eat the whole biggest private, so that's private. And therefore, everything to do with it is also private, meaning raising pigs is prohibited.

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We're using pig leather is private and you don't know pig skin belts and shoes and handbags. Any form of using big hair to make hair brushes and so on toothbrushes. They didn't Did you know this that toothbrushes many toothbrushes are made of Big Head?

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Of course, we tried to now you get a lot of synthetic plastic materials. So the point is that everything to do with it right having a pig farm is private and transporting pigs, if you have a if you say well, you know I only have a

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truck trailer and I'm just transporting No, you're not permitted to them. So everything to do with that is private. So when I was Ramadan, a private something He prohibits it in every form when alcohol is prohibited, not only drinking the alcohol, but and this refers to drinkable alcohol, we're not talking about ethanol, or we're not talking about you know, other forms of alcohol which are used, for example, which are which are poisonous, you cannot drink that, but it's used as jet fuel and things like this, so that those are not very private. So the drinking alcohol is privated and therefore

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everything to do with it, to manufacture it, to sell it to transporting it and every form of that is private. So this is something that first thing that Islam regulates as far as business is concerned is what will you deal business? What what are you permitted to deal in and what I well, not so much dealing with what I would not move it permitted to deal with? And everything which has not been privated? You are allowed to do it? So if you say, Well, you know, can I have a car dealership? Of course, where does it say that a car dealership is permitted? The answer is it does not have to say it is permitted. It does not say it is not permitted. Therefore it is permitted. As far as the

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things in the world and life or concern. Everything is halal, except that which has been prohibited.

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Right. The only difference in this is in terms of meat. When you're talking about meat, everything is every form of meat is haram except that which is permitted. Right this is the same thing we apply as it our Aqeedah where everything is haram except that which is permitted, which will update and the reason why the same logic is applied to the meat is because the permissibility of meat is also a matter of Aqeedah right? It's not because of

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some scientific reason, I mean scientific reason, maybe there but that's not the the Allah Allah made the wise poor haram because Allah made it haram that somebody might say well, you know, I am raising these pigs in absolutely aseptic conditions, they are being fed only on you know, almonds and milk and, and saffron or something right. And every day they are bathed in the best of soaps and shampoos and they are massaged with olive oil and you know all this distill, it is still hard

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because Allah made me strong because of people say well you know, because it has judges of good of having or getting tapeworm and this and that no, none of that. Do that do that. You know, people have made up these things I say sure in a big way but that can always be argued about I am raising pigs in a way where they cannot possibly get deep on so now what is a giant no it is not dead. It what is haram is Allah Subhana Allah minhag therefore similarly for example, meat that is halal meaning animals that are that you are permitted to eat and birds that you're permitted to it. If they are not slaughtered in the Muslim way if they are not zabiha right? If they have not been

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slaughtered in the way that is prescribed by Islam, that meat becomes haram it is marudhar meat if for example if you if you find a chicken or roadkill you can't eat it because it is not been slaughtered in the Islamic way which which means that the name of Allah subhanaw taala should have been pronounced this way Allahu Allahu Akbar. It should have been slaughtered by a Muslim person. Man or woman

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or it should be routed by a believing Person of the book. So a believing and practicing Christian or a believing and practicing Jew, who says Bismillah Allahu Akbar

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that this is the condition this person was not and there was use a very sharp knife and they must guard the

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carotid arteries on the jugular vein and these figures in one thing one sweep like this and then the meat is halal it is permissible if it is killed, if it is slaughtered by a mechanical system by a machine. If it is rotted without this by just somebody is cutting the throat or something or somebody's just chopping the throat of the head off like we have jotka for the Sikhs, for the Muslims This is haram This is not permissible to therefore

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factory processed meaning factory slaughtered machines slaughtered right it maybe you can have a hand slaughter and then this is processed in the in a factory that's fine. But if it is not hand slaughtered, if it is machine slaughtered, then that meat is haram please don't eat it. Even if it comes with a seal saying Halal certified, you go to the halal certification authority or go to the person who's selling that meat go to their factory see their factory. Ask them show me how are you slaughtering the animal and if they are showing you the slaughter where the animal is not hand slaughtered, don't touch it. If it is hand slaughtered, no problem you can eat it. So therefore in

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Islam, this is the issue of halal and haram what you are allowed to deal with and therefore for example, if you are not allowed to eat

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meat which is non halal, you are not allowed to also sell that meat if it is not halal. Don't say well, you're I'm only selling to non Muslims, no, and Muslim is not allowed to sell

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something which is haram for Muslims to non Muslims.

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Now, this is all part of our business dealings, the the business dealings of Muslims are supposed to be aboveboard. And the reason for that is that a person who is the who's doing business according to the Sunnah, and Sharia is the person who is in who's engaged in a battle in worship, and therefore we have to be very careful, Allah is going to give you the reward of someone who's was in worship. If you are sitting in the shop eight hours a day, you are getting the reward for being in the shop eight hours a day as eight hours of worship, but that won't happen if your business is on, you know, mixed up with harap. So what we are allowed to deal with this is prescribed in Islam. Second thing

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is what is prescribed in Islam are the way you are supposed to do these dealings. And they are so beautiful as soon as a restaurant prescribed these things in the seventh century. Today, these things have become normal in major major businesses worldwide. For example, one of the things that are sold as a result of prescribed him stated he said

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if a customer buys something

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and then brings it back and says I don't want this I don't I don't want this I don't have it. I mean I don't like it or whatever. As soon as I take it back.

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He said Don't ask too many questions don't don't investigate why don't you like it? What not what not? Um, you might ask for quality purposes but he said don't ask questions. Don't refuse it. Take it back. If a person buys something brings it take it back. Today what happens in Costco what happens in Amazon what happens in all of these big big big retailers? You buy something today you return it tomorrow, you buy something today you return it six months later they get back

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many of them do not even ask you for a receipt. Right? You could have actually bought it somewhere else and you bring it to Costco and return it they will take it back.

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You will answer to Allah subhanho wa Taala because you are doing something which is haram if a Muslim is doing that then Muslim is going to put his neck in the news before Allah subhanaw taala so that is something which is completely totally Hara. I know some people for example, will buy something from Costco, right? Bring it use it and the next day that he done it. So they have used it for free. Believe me this is in your account. This is on the Day of Judgment. This will be sitting on the negative side of your scale and you are going to pay for it with your deeds to Costco who's not even Muslim.

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Don't try to deceive because deception in Islam is Hara.

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You want to borrow the thing from Costco as the value really rent it to me

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and pay the rent and they said we can we do not rent then go find a renting rented source or do without it. It is not permissible in Islam to deceive people for any reason whatsoever. Deception is haram. So as soon as I said do not deceive. He said take it back. He said that if when you are giving to somebody give a little more

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All he said if you are weighing in a scale give it a little more

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right give a little more

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he said never ever deceive anybody

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don't deception in which way he said Do not exaggerate the further I'll end and the and the benefits of what you are selling.

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This is the core of advertising right?

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Think about that.

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In India I know they sell bottled water drinking water there's one company who sells bottled water and on the label it says extra oxygen

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is blamed bottled water is an extra oxygen. How can you have extra oxygen in water? Water is h2o.

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How can you have extra oxygen and what is

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the total blatant lie

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in Islam This is haram. So you are selling something which is by itself halal, which is water. But for you It is haram. The income of this is haram because you are lying about it.

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So as soon as Alison said, Don't do that, he said said by all means the benefit of something which was silly, speak about it, no problem. But Don't exaggerate. Don't say that it is more than what it is

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the beautiful stories in the in the Sierra, there's one wonderful story about once IV, who was word of shopping the market of the banana did the Jewish try. They had the jewelry market and so on. So they had they were traders. So he had his shop in that market. And one day the whole day, we had a good day. People gave us on bought things from him. Towards the end of the day when the market was about to close if this was to shut the market in, you know, as soon as it got dark.

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A man came to him. And he asked him for something. So this RV, this Muslim, he took the thing out, he showed it to him. The man looked at this fight well, how much is it? The Muslim said, This is what I charged for it. He said Give it to me.

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It's okay, I'll bite. Then this Avi says to him, he said please do me a favor. He said go to that shop over there. And he showed him the shop across the end of the market on the other side. He said go to that shop over there and buy the thing from him.

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He has the same product. He's charging the same price. So buy it from him. So this one's a while sending me away. I am your customer. Right? I have come to buy something, you have the product. It is at the price that I want. So why are you sending me away? He said the reason I'm sending you is because that man, he said I've been seeing him all day today. For whatever reason. He said that man did not get a single customer today.

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So he will go home hungry.

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Today when the market closes down in a few minutes, that man is going to go home without having made a single sale in the whole day. So go give him some business.

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Guys are okay. You're a nice guy, he left. He went there. He bought whatever he needed to buy.

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Then he came back when he came back. This guy, the Muslim guy, he still had some customer.

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So this one waited.

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When he finished with the customer, he saw him so when he finished with the customer, he asked him he said whatever you did, did you get what you wanted? He said, Yeah, I got what I wanted. But I want something else is there. What's that? He said, I want that which is in your heart, which made you send me to that man. He said because when I went there, I saw that that man is somebody from my tribe. He said, I'm a Jew. And that man is do.

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You are a Muslim. You sent me to a Jewish guy to buy something because you were concerned that this Jewish man will go hungry tonight that he will not have he would not have done any business for the day. And this was a matter which concerned you So you sent me to buy from him. He said thank you for that. I went there I bought from so you know he is now happy. But I want that which is in your heart which made you send me to that Dishman.

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I think God this is the issue of business here is a businessman. I'm not talking about Ducati or a

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imam or something will give this great speech or this day. No, this is this is a businessman who is selling, buying and selling things. Another one of the beautiful stories of Medina and the business people of Medina is that one day

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a man came to one shop, and he bought some fabric. So he the, he realized in the shop that the business owner was not there, and it was his son, young boy was was there. So these boys told him this fabric. This guy, he liked the fabric he was the price was fine with him. He bought it, he paid for it. And he was on his way back out to the market when a man stopped it.

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And he said, this fabric, where did you get it from?

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Because he had a fabric on his shoulders. He said, Where did you get the fabric from? He said from that trouble? And he said How much did you pay for it? He said I paid so much. He said please come back with me that Job was mine. The person who sold you the fabric is my son, he did not know the price of the product, he charged you more than the price of the fabric. So I will please come there I will. Or you can either take a refund, I will give you the money, which is all you are, you can buy something else or you can buy a more expensive fabric or something. This guy said you know I love you. You are an honest man. Thank you very much. But I am in a hurry. I need to go. So I won't

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come with you. He's a no no. He said no, I love you and all that. He said you have to come with me. It will take a couple of minutes only please come with me take your money or take something else in return for this hour. Because I don't want to stand on the day of judgment and face you want Allah subhanaw taala that I have overcharged

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but think about that discharge, whichever you paid is not set by the Quran. It's not something that the soldiers are sort of decreed, right. This is a price is a notional thing.

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Here is this thing is what it costs. Like for example, here is his back. If I said his back costs $10. It is my you know I'm the owner of the bag, I have the right to set the price.

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The other person who is buying it, is buying it of his own free will. He's not being forced, nobody put it on him.

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He can buy it he can refuse to buy as he wishes.

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But no, this is the way that Muslims do business.

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And that is why we have the famous statement of sales in our power then.

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The second Khalifa After Roswell was passed away, who said that a businessman has no right.

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A businessman has no right to do business in the market or Medina and by no means any market. He said a businessman has no right to do business in the market of Medina until he learns the rules of business.

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In the machine and machine.

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And here again, he's not talking about the magic number we actually have a lot it means in the margin meaning that a business man or Muslim businessman before he does business must learn the rules of business.

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That's the reason why

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in Bukhari and Muslim, there is a cadaver, there is a book of business,

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you chose you and gives you rules and regulations relating to business.

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So, Islam prescribes for you

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the prohibitions, what you are not allowed to deal in and it teaches you

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the ways of dealing

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in which of course is also the issue of

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making profit, profit margins, Islam does not the solar system did not set a profit margin that you might that you can have it does not fix prices for things. But the basic understanding is that a Muslim is not supposed to profit here. A Muslim is not supposed to take advantage of situations in order to make money at the expense of people.

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Right so are you allowed to is there a limit on the percentage of profit that you can make? No. Are you is the margin that you are supposed to have? Is it regulated? No. It's not as regulated. What is regulated is to profiteer meaning for example, you are not allowed to corner the market, you're not allowed to Come on dear goods. Say for example, food brands. foreseeing a time when they will there will be a shortage. And then in the shortest time you sell these food grains that are 10 times the price. You are profiteering at the expense of the people

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And those people are being put to suffering, this income would be haram for you and you will

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answer to Allah subhanaw taala on the day of judgment if you do that. So this is something which we this is something which Islam, privates. At the same time Islam does not say to you, if you do it, it's wonderful. But Islam does not say to you, that if there is a shortage of full res, whatever stock you have, give it away for free, no,

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you don't have to give it to a free you can sell it at a reasonable price.

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You can sell it at a reasonable price you can even make a profit if your your regular profit which whatever margin you add, you can you are still allowed to do that. But what you're not allowed to do is to profit here is to jack up the prices in order to

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to make a profit

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to make a killing on the on the sale. Another thing which you are not allowed to do is to just jack up prices in order to

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to make more money. So for example, like it happens in auctions, you have somebody who is in

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in cahoots with the auctioneer, somebody who is you know, in hand in glove with the auctioneer, who keeps saying he likes him give me a sign or something. So the oxygen is oh, I've got now another nada, I don't know 120 Here Oh 10,500. So the prices is going up, right? It's actually a false thing. Because these people who are doing it are just doing it only to jack up the price either so that a thing will not be sold. Because the price is not so high, nobody can buy it. And then later on their idea is to make a killing on it and to force the to sell or to sell it at a cheaper cheaper price. Or they're just trying to profiteer from the thing. And this is Islam, this is

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this is a haram you're not allowed to do that. As far as jacking up prices is concerned. The thing is that Islam is rules of business, they are such that they

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ensure that because of your business, society is not harmed, economy is not harmed. People are not harmed and people are not put to undue and unnecessary hardship. In Islam, for example, it goes to the point where

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in Islam

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during a famine or during a time of economic hardship during a time of food shortage, if somebody steals, uh, you know, you know, of course, that stealing in Islam is haram, it's a major sin and the and under certain circumstances, it's not as if if a person steals, a loaf of bread or of a person see steals, you know, something small or something, that this punishment will be levied. But obviously, you know, the punishment for stealing is amputation of one hand, that you cut off the hand. Now it's a such a severe punishment that's to in order to discourage people from stealing, but the same religion, if a person steals food for person steals bread, if it was deals for during a

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time of hardship, and this hardship doesn't have to be, you know, colossal hardship for the whole country. If a person a poor person who does not have enough to eat to the hardship is restricted only to that individual, if that person steals food, then this is not considered to be theft,

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that person is not punished at all,

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in a time of economic hardship, which means that now this is more widespread and so on, if a person steals food and if that person is punished, if that person is arrested, then the court will actually find the state

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will find the government and say that, because of you and the way you are running this country, this person had to face this hardship tonight you pay the price for this.

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I have another sister This is very important to understand this beautiful religion of ours and to

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and to and to

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practice it, because the whole issue of Islam and why people have

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people have issues, but have problems of

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you know,

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people have problems of

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reception and Mark Antoine in our societies today is because we do not follow these rules.

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And when a Muslim follow these rules, the Muslim is also being rewarded by Allah subhanaw taala for providing this so by following these rules, you also get

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pleasure in the

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in the habits.

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It's very, very important for us to

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do business according to the rules of the Sharia, according to the rules of Islam, because this is something which

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is one of the biggest and best ways of data, because it is you know the the whole issue is

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people love.

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People love those who are beneficial and they do not love those who are not beneficial. This is the fundamental principle of psychology itself. We ask others were intended to enable us to live our lives as per the Sunnah and see your offer. So Allah says hello, and we ask Allah subhanaw taala therefore to be pleased with us, and to forgive us and forgive our sins was Allah Allah Allah will carry while he was agreed member article

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