In Islam, the weighty responsibility of financial provision has been placed upon the man’s shoulders. However, with the cost of living significantly rising in the UK, a majority of men who already have full-time jobs are looking for additional work to supplement their income.
If we are from the favourable few who have been fortunate enough to run their own businesses, we are in an ideal position to assist others in overcoming their financial burdens and providing for their families.
Ease in this Life and the Next
The Prophet (ﷺ) said,
مَنْ يَسَّرَ عَلَى مُعْسِرٍ يَسَّرَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالآخِرَةِ
“Whoever helps ease one in difficulty, Allah will make it easy for him in this world and the Hereafter.” 
In this report, providing support and ease to others is rendered a secret ingredient to having an accommodated life in this world and the Hereafter.
So, consider whether you’ve thought about the following:
- How many people are having sleepless nights because of their inability to find work;
- The number of people going through marital problems due to their financial instability;
- The fact that you could considerably improve your state in this life and the Hereafter, through aiding such people.
Try and do as many of the following that are relevant to you:
- If you run any sort of business and know of someone who is going through financial struggle, offer them a job;
- If you have any friends/ relatives within your social circle who run their own businesses, recommend somebody who needs a job to them;
- If you don’t have means to offer them a job, help them search for one.
As we take steps to try and better the financial circumstances of those around us, stay tuned for Part 13 of this series, where we will discover other ways of aiding the needy.
In the next article, we will be shedding some light on the importance of donating blood. Have you ever donated blood before?
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