[Halaal Hustle – Part 1] Five Truths of Hustle
One of the top definitions of HUSTLE on Urban dictionary says it is ”Anything you need to do to make money… be it selling cars, drugs, ya body; if you making money, you hustling.”
For the believer, halaal hustle is the means of seeking lawful earnings. And in the process gaining rewards through Allah’s Pleasure and earning His Jannah ultimately.
Halaal Hustle is:
- Hard work;
- Purpose driven;
- Aimed at success in dunya and akhirah;
- A great means of getting the best out of both worlds.
Five truths of Halaal Hustle
1. It is worship.
Hustling is a great responsibility. It should not be neglected or belittled after your regular duties of worship.
2. Hustling is a great test
It is an ongoing struggle with yourself – in a bid not to overstep boundaries and limits. In the same way, you are faced with trying to fulfill your rights as well as those of others in your hustle mode.
The real test comes in trying in maintain ongoing balance.
3. It is a means of seeking the best of both worlds
You are able to use your skills, talents, education and experience to invest for your everlasting home. The effects of your hustle does not end in the Dunya, there are resulting consequences in the Akhirah.
It is a gift as well as an opportunity.
It gives you the means to pay Zakat and give charity to those who need it. And this leads to purification, abundant blessings and increase by His Mercy.
4. It is a journey not a destination
You embark on a lifelong journey of learning, self growth, empowerment, building character and finding meaning/ fulfillment. In trying to please Allah (swt) on the journey, you develop great self discipline and gear your heart and soul towards purity and soundness.
5. It is a B.I.G dawah opportunity
You get to advertise for Islam in bold and subtle ways. Through your inner underlying sincerity and values; as well as outward manners, behavior, and overall hustling ethics.
The life of a believer
Nothing in the life of a believer is done without purpose, including the hustle of everyday life.
It is reported from Anas bin Malik (RA) that;
The most frequent supplication of the Prophet (SAW) was:
”O Allah! Give us in this world that which is good and in the hereafter that which is good and save us from the punishment of the Hell-fire.” (Bukhari and Muslim)
Hustle hard for halaal in this temporary world and make it a means of earning the best position in Jannah – the everlasting world.
Do you consider yourself a ‘Halaal hustler’? Which of the five truths above can you connect with the most and why? Please share below.