Tag: Occupation

Which Occupation Should the Muslim Seek?

Imām ʿAbd al-Raḥmān ibn Nāṣir al-Saʿdī (d. 1376 AH) said: If it is asked: What is the very best and most fruitful occupation? We reply: The people of knowledge have differed concerning this—from them are those who favour farming and tilling [the land], and among them are those who favour buying and selling, and others favour craftsmanship, carving, and its like. All [of these scholars] have well-presented arguments. However, it is this ḥadīth that completely settles this discussion. It is his (ﷺ)’s saying: ‘Aspire and strive towards that which is beneficial to you, and seek Allāh’s aid.’ The...

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