ACJU Online Newsletter: Vol. 1 Issue No. 144
11th Rajab 1439 / 30th March 2018
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Business - The Islamic Way
To do business is not Haraam. In fact it is very virtuous. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said: “To earn a Halaal (lawful) livelihood is compulsory after the completion of other Faraa'idh (obligatory duties).”
In another Hadith, Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said: “Glad tidings (of Jannah) are for that person whose income is pure (Halaal), his interior and exterior is good and he does not cause any harm to people. Glad tidings (of Jannah) are for that person who practices on his knowledge, spends his excess wealth (on the needy) and does not engage in useless talk.” (Tabraani)
So earning a Halaal livelihood is 100% Deen …but certainly not the way we are doing it at present. …What are we really chasing after? Our Rizq (sustenance) is Muqaddar (predestined) and it is chasing after us. Allah Ta’ala wants to give it to us easily but we want it the hard way; so it comes like that.  …And if a person falls into the traps of Haraam and into unlawful and deceptive dealings, the Barakah is all lost and problems prevail.
Sukoon & Barakah
Change the pattern of work. Work in the obedience of Allah Ta’ala and you, yourself, will see how much of Sukoon (tranquillity) and Barakah (blessings) you will experience. All the stress, anxiety and depression will disappear. At present, we ourselves are suppressing and oppressing our souls. The physical body has got a soul. The soul wants to rise and wants to connect with Allah Ta’ala and become a true lover of Allah Ta’ala and Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam. We are suppressing and oppressing that soul. When there is suppression and oppression of the soul, depression will then follow.
All the money of Dunya cannot buy the happiness and peace of the heart and soul. When we give the soul its sustenance and nourishment, which is Taqwa, then Allah Ta’ala gives Sukoon.  Even in the midst of problems, we will still have Sukoon – like a rose blooming amidst thorns. Then there will be no evidence needed to see the Sukoon in the person’s life.
 Hazrat Umar Radhiyallahu Anhu would not allow a person to engage in any business or trade until he had learnt the rules and regulations which governs business in Islam. Learn the Islamic way of doing trade and business. Make the business Shari’ah compliant.
Look at how the Sahaba Radhiyallahu Anhum did business. It was neither a diversion from Allah Ta’ala nor from Deen. Their business was Ibaadah. Their business and trade brought so much of Barakah. As an example: Hazrat AbdurRahman Ibn Auf Radhiyallahu Anhu, who is also one of the Asharah Mubasharah (the ten Sahaabah given the glad tidings of Jannah), would say, in explaining how successful Allah Ta’ala had made him: “If I lift a stone, I find gold and silver beneath it!.”
They did not pursue the Dunya. No. They pursued the Aakhirah and sought the pleasure of Allah Ta’ala in everything they did. So Allah Ta’ala made their sustenance extremely easy and blessed them in their earnings, because their business and trade was in accordance to the demands of Shari’ah.
In any effort to earn Dunya, Deen should never be considered as secondary, or be given the back seat – so to say. Deen should always take precedence and be our main concern. Our work and activities of Dunya must conform to Deen and Shari’ah. Deen is the nucleus, or the heart and soul of our lives.
May Allah Ta’ala inspire our hearts in His obedience, grant us the understanding of the reality of this worldly life and the realization that we need to pursue the Aakhirah instead of the Dunya – since it is the Aakhirah that is everlasting while the Dunya will be left behind very soon. May Allah Ta’ala grant us the Taufeeq of Amal, Ameen. 
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A special training program on Planning, Preparing and Presenting PPTs was conducted on the 29th for ACJU Staff at the ACJU Head office.

ACJU Education Division conducted a motivation program on 'Examination Techniques' for the O/L Students of Al Hijra Maha Vidyalaya on the 28th of March.

The ACJU Education Division conducted a project during the month of March on providing 'Meals before School' to around 323 deserving students of the following students:
-Fathima Muslim Ladies College 
-TB Jaya College
-Al Hikma Maha Vidyalaya
-Sir Razick Fareed Muslim Ladies College 
-Al Ameen Maha Vidyalaya 
-Meelad Maha Vidyalaya
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