6 Criteria Checklist for Muslim Businessmen from Mukhtasar Minhaj Al-Qasidin


This is a summary of a checklist found in Mukhtasar Minhaj Al-Qasidin, an abridged version of Ibn Al-Jawzi’s summary of Imam Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali’s well known book, Ihya’ ‘Ulum al-Din. The list deals with 6 criteria Muslim businessmen (and women) should have with regards to the practice of Islam in their daily business dealings:

  1. Have good Intention.
  2. Seek to fulfil a need of the community.
  3. Not be distracted by the worldly aspects of the business, and remember the Hereafter.
  4. Remember Allah SWT when doing business.
  5. Not be too greedy, such that he arrives at the market first, and leaves it as the last one.
  6. Avoid suspicious transactions.

May this list benefit you and be in your practice.

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