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A Muslim Businessman's Oath


By Mufti Zubair Bayat, Stanger, South Africa

I will Insha'Allah behave Islamically towards:

My Creator:

My intention for business will not be merely to enrich myself but to earn Halaal and spend in the right path.

I will regard it as a compulsory duty to learn all the Islamic rules and laws regarding business from the Ulama.

I will then always conduct my business according to the Laws of Shari'ah.

I will spend my resources wisely, always maintaining appropriate reserves for difficult times.

My Customers:

My primary responsibility is to provide the best quality product to those who come to my business.

I will receive my customers politely and treat them with respect and dignity.

I will work to cut my overhead costs in order to charge reasonable prices.

I will process all transactions speedily and without errors.

I will not misrepresent my products or services to any customer at all.

I will gladly accept to refund a dissatisfied customer.

My Suppliers and Distributors:

I will work with my suppliers and distributors to maintain consistency in quality and service.

I will ensure that they make a fair profit.

My Employees:

All my employees will work in safe and clean conditions.

They will receive fair and adequate compensation.

They will have ample opportunities to develop their skills.

They will feel free to make suggestions, or complaints.

I will safeguard their rights and respect their dignity at all times.

I will clearly communicate to all employees what is expected of them.

I will compensate my employees equitably.

I will allow them reasonable time to fulfil their religious obligations, especially Salaah & Hajj.

My Competitors:

I will not engage in monopolistic behaviour and preclude others from competing with me.

I will compete fairly without engaging in un-Islamic tactics.

I will not be envious or malicious towards my competitors in anyway.

My Community:

I will support the community I live in as well as the world-wide Ummah.

I will be a good citizen, by contributing to the welfare of the needy and the destitute in society.
 

Article taken (with Thanks) from Darul-Ihsan Research & Education Center

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