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[Halaal Hustle – Part 1] Five Truths of Hustle


[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)

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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. 



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  1. melissa major April 21, 2017

    Totally agree with the it’s a journey not a destination, very good post

  2. haifa April 20, 2017

    I really needed this today. A reminder as to why I started doing what I’m feeling and to just keep doing. JazakiAllahu khair for sharing

    1. Amina Edota April 21, 2017

      Wa Iyyaki! We all need such reminders from time to time.

  3. Farah Abdullah April 19, 2017

    I’m absolutely killing myself reading off from Ramadhan posts and getting to know much more about what I will miss this year. Hubby was telling me I couldn’t fast this time since I would just have delivered our first born. I wonder if there are any alternative things I could do…

  4. Fozia S April 19, 2017

    I see so many businesses that aren’t ‘halal’ hustlers…..for example restaurants selling alcohol….and justify it by saying they are in the west and won’t profit if they don’t sell it.

    We should be seeking lawful earnings. Agree that it is a great test!

    1. Amina Edota April 21, 2017

      It really saddens me to see businesses that try to justify their practices by such flimsy excuses.

      We must never forget Allah is One Lord – Lord of the East and West and what’s between and He only accepts what is pure.

  5. Yousra Naeem April 19, 2017

    All, I can relate to all.
    It’s beautifully written Mashaa Allah❤

  6. sainab April 19, 2017

    So true! Hustling the halal way in this world os so important! Such a good reminder

  7. Chelsea April 19, 2017

    I love this! The internet, when used in the right way, can really be such a blessing. It opens up so many opportunities to share your passion and to earn a halal income. Point #2 really resonated with me because it’s so true. You constantly have to check in with yourself and your intentions and make sure you are not overstepping any boundaries and while it takes a lot of work we have to make sure we remember that ultimately our success will come from Allah so we have to balance it all while keeping our worship #1. Great post as always 😉

    1. Amina Edota April 23, 2017

      True indeed! It takes checking and re-checking with yourself to clarify intentions and stay within limits. No one can police you or force you because Allah Knows what is in our hearts even if those close to us do not. JazaakAllah khayr for the thoughtful comment.

  8. Zainab Dokrat April 18, 2017

    Halaal Hustle GOES A LONG WAY!!!! From the success achieved, happiness to the money earned. There are so many people who take short cuts and that has not barakah in whatever they achieve be it success or especially money. Halaal Hustle really does take longer and it is harder but it is so much more worth it than any other way. May Allah guide us all, grant us good success and barakah in our money and time Insha-Allah.

    1. Amina Edota April 21, 2017

      Amin to your Duas. Agree with you 101% there are no shortcuts and the Barakah is definitely important. Without it, is the success really worth it?

  9. Aicha April 17, 2017

    Thanks for sharing this nicely written and easy to read, looking forward to the other parts of this article

    1. Amina Edota April 21, 2017

      Jazaakillah khayr. Looking forward to the conversation in shaa Allah.

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