Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
Series: Sajid Ahmed Umar - Ramadan 2019
Don’t Undercut The Competition!
Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah who Allah Allah He also here in my back, dearest brothers and sisters in Islam Salaam Alaikum alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, I welcome you all to Episode 21 of our Ramadan reminders. And today I take you to three places in the Quran at the same time, because this principle is mentioned in three places in the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala number one in sort of a rough idea number 85, then surratt hood is number 85 again, and then in Surat Shu RR is number 183. And in particular, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, while at
whom Allah says, and do not deprive people of the deal, do not depart deprive people of the deal. Now, from the outset,
this ayah is
the lesson of shape, or a celeb to his people, warning them against trickery in trade, cheating people and
taking money from them, without giving them the deal, giving them what they now own. So you take more money, and give less, especially when working with the scales, right? A lot of tricks that people do
with the scales, obviously we live in different times today. But it still happens in some third world countries, or developing countries, I've actually seen a video of somebody actually secretly recording
a person selling
using the scale, different fruits, different seeds, and how this person manipulates the scales.
And ends up weighing less but charging more as if more was purchased. Unfortunately, this actually happens Miller's panaway Tyler protect us and we know brothers and sisters in Islam, Allah subhanho wa Taala is well aware of everything that we say, and everything that we do. Now the scholars of the theater say that even though this is the context of the idea, but the idea applies
to everything in life, everything, it applies to everything in life, even when it comes to rights of other people do not deprive them of the views, right? our wives, they have rights, husbands have rights, children have rights, employees have rights, right? employers have rights, is rights that Allah subhanho wa Taala has set upon every role that exists, we need to ensure that we look after those rights, we do not deprive people of the views, those rights, that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given to them or rights that have become known because of certain norms in societies, right. So
for example, if we if we take the rights of employers, that we don't cheat our promises to them, the conditions of the contracts that we've signed on it, some people, they get to work just to place their fingerprint, so it sort of logs in the attendance and then they leave La quwata illa Allah, and then they come back and log in the attendance so that, you know, they ensure that they get their salary, their rights are, you know, are protected, and they haven't really earned the money that they are receiving. Sometimes it's in the form of cheating. On a CV, we're not giving our employer his due, right, we've cheated on the CV and handed in qualifications that we don't possess. Allah
subhanho wa Taala protect us. I mean, this is just these examples, right? writes between husbands and wives, I'm sure those who are married,
have enough examples. To clarify exactly what we mean over here. Same thing applies to employees that we pay them before their sweat dries that we don't overburden them, that we don't breach the rules of the contract, that we both agreed to the employer and the employee, when
when the initial hire was done, right, regulations are taken care of, and so on and so forth. You know, it goes beyond the scope of cheating when sending something using the scale, even as you can see, and obviously we can leave out modern day transactions in terms of ensuring that we haven't lied about the
cost price of things, especially when deals are based
built on the buyers knowledge of the cost price of the product, right? If you lie about the cost price so that you can justify the profit and convince the buyer into purchasing this product from you, then you have not given the buyer his or her due right. This is a form of cheating. In other episodes, we've spoken about kickbacks, etc. Right?
Especially when it's in the form of creating an uneven playing field
causes harm to our fellow Muslim brothers and sisters who are also involved in you know, in the competition in putting in their tender to try and get a particular contract, for example. So brothers and sisters in Islam, three places in the Quran, in the story of shrubbery Salaam, Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that the instruction he gave to his people was well at the person NASA Shere Khan do not deprive people do not deprive people of their views, you know, lots of Anahata Allah
grant us the understanding, and we all know spanaway to either improve and correct the state of our Eman and our Islam so that the true fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala enters our hearts and
by that insha Allah we live our lives in a way that is pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala and live our lives accordingly. Even though a police officer or a legal unit or system may not be watching us we know that above all these systems is an early the
you know Allah subhanho wa Taala the the old knowing Albacete, the old seeing a semi or the old hearing, a Shaheed the universal witness or repeat the universal observer subhanho wa Taala La ilaha illAllah of all these systems is Allah subhanho wa Taala the authorities might not see you but Allah subhanho wa Taala is the ultimate authority and he does not grant us the understanding. I mean, until next time, Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh