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Moderation In Seeking To Earn A Living

 

Hadith

It was narrated from Abu Humaid As-Sa’idi that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

Be moderate in seeking worldly things, for everyone will be facilitated for which he was created.”

Sahih (Darussalam)

Sunan ibn majah  Book 12, Hadith 6
‘Be moderate in seeking worldly things’ means to strive for earning lawful and one should not engage oneself fully in the earning that his/ her attention for the Hereafter is driven away. It means to adopt a moderate manner of earning the worldly gain.

Hadith

It was narrated from Jabir bin ‘Abdullah that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

“O people, fear Allah and be moderate in seeking a living, for no soul will die until it has received all its provision, even if it is slow in coming. So fear Allah and be moderate in seeking provision; take that which is permissible and leave that which is forbidden. ”

Sahih (Darussalam)

English : Vol. 3, Book 12, Hadith 2144
Sunan ibn majah Book 12, Hadith 8

a. A person caring for a lawful earning is never deprived of livelihood.
b. Putting trust in Allah, unlawful livelihood must be avoided.
c. As the term of worldly life is appointed, which will not be increased or
decreased; likewise livelihood is also fixed and specified. But the human
earns reward or chastisement for its right or wrong strife

 

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