Having a Good Deeds

Ways to Increase the Wealth

As humans, we try to do everything within our limits to increase sustenance whether it’s our job or business. We intend to double our means of income by striving hard. We believe that Allah has not created a single soul whose sustenance isn’t decided. He provides Rizq to everyone including Muslims, non-Muslims, animals and all creatures. That is why He is ar-Razzaq (One who gives you Rizq). Allah says:

وَمَا مِن دَابَّةٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ إِلَّا عَلَى اللَّهِ رِزْقُهَا وَيَعْلَمُ مُسْتَقَرَّهَا وَمُسْتَوْدَعَهَا كُلٌّ فِي كِتَابٍ مُّبِينٍ

“And no moving (living) creature is there on earth but its provision is due from Allah. And He knows its dwelling place and its deposit (in the uterus, grave). All is in a Clear Book (Al-Lauh Al-Mahfuz – the Book of Decrees with Allah).” (Surah Hud 11:6)

Every Muslim believes that Almighty Allah has not created a single soul whose sustenance isn’t decided. He is Razzaq – the provider, the one who is providing rizq to everyone including Muslims, non-Muslims, animals and all other creatures. Almost everyone wants to be rich. In Islam, there are boundaries to gain wealth and what is recommended is how to get wealth in a halal way. Besides praying, there are several ways to gain wealth in Islam. Allah says:

فَقُلْتُ اسْتَغْفِرُوا رَبَّكُمْ إِنَّهُ كَانَ غَفَّارًا

“ And said, ‘Ask forgiveness of your Lord. Indeed, He is ever a Perpetual Forgiver. He will send [rain from] the sky upon you in [continuing] showers. And give you increase in wealth and children and provide for your gardens and provide for you rivers.” (Nuh 71: 10 -12 )

One of increasing the sustenance is asking forgiveness to Allah for all of the bad deeds we have done. By saying Istighfar multiple times, Allah will open the door of sustenance and remove all of the hardship we usually face. This is the key to the wealth for Moslem, since practically if we spend our money for charities so that God will add a multiple of rizq to us and it must be that we spend our wealth sincerely because of Allah. Allah says:

مَّثَلُ الَّذِينَ يُنفِقُونَ أَمْوَالَهُمْ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ كَمَثَلِ حَبَّةٍ أَنبَتَتْ سَبْعَ سَنَابِلَ فِي كُلِّ سُنبُلَةٍ مِّائَةُ حَبَّةٍ وَاللَّهُ يُضَاعِفُ لِمَن يَشَاءُ وَاللَّهُ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ

“The example of those who spend their wealth in the way of Allah is like a seed [of grain] which grows seven spikes; in each spike is a hundred grains. And Allah multiplies [His reward] for whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing.” (Surah Al Baqarah 2: 261)

No matter how busy we are in our lives, we must not forget to pray Salaah on time and observe the obligatory deeds. We should not be one of those who pray hastily; instead, take out time from our busy schedule to pray and supplicate otherwise Allah will never remove poverty from us. Allah says:

قُلْ إِنَّ رَبِّي يَبْسُطُ الرِّزْقَ لِمَن يَشَاءُ مِنْ عِبَادِهِ وَيَقْدِرُ لَهُ وَمَا أَنفَقْتُم مِّن شَيْءٍ فَهُوَ يُخْلِفُهُ وَهُوَ خَيْرُ الرَّازِقِينَ

Say, “Indeed, my Lord extends provision for whom He wills of His servants and restricts [it] for him. But whatever thing you spend [in His cause] – He will compensate it, and He is the best of providers.”(Surah Saba` 34:39)

The obligatory player in one of Pillar of Islam of the second. By doing the prayer on time s that Allah would surely open the doors of sustenance. If you have proper and sincere tawakkul (reliance) on Allah Ta’alah, He will grant you rizq like the birds are given rizq, who come out of their nests in the morning with empty stomachs and return to their nests in the evening with a full stomach. Allah says:

وَأْمُرْ أَهْلَكَ بِالصَّلَاةِ وَاصْطَبِرْ عَلَيْهَا لَا نَسْأَلُكَ رِزْقًا نَّحْنُ نَرْزُقُكَ وَالْعَاقِبَةُ لِلتَّقْوَىٰ

“And enjoin prayer upon your family [and people] and be steadfast therein. We ask you not for provision; We provide for you, and the [best] outcome is for [those of] righteousness.”.(Surah Taha 20:132)

Rasulullah (SAW) has said “One who wishes to become the strongest, should make tawakkul on Allah Ta’alah. The one who wishes to become the most respectful should adopt taqwa (piety). The one who wishes to become the wealthiest should rely more on the qudrah (power) of Allah than that which is in one’s possession.

Here are some halal ways to increase your wealth:

  1. Asking customer of the client to offer Dua
  2. Seeking forgiveness as much as you can
  3. Seeking forgiveness and repentance
  4. Have a time in worshipping to Allah
  5. Observing taqwa (Fearing Allah)
  6. Constantly worshipping Allah
  7. Spending in the Way of Allah
  8. Saying thanks to Allah
  9. Having good deeds
  10. Do rood to relatives
  11. The taqwa of Allah
  12. Give charities (Sadaqah)
  13. Performing Hajj and Umrah
  14. Work on the Sustenance Goal
  15. Showing kindness to the poor
  16. Establishing the ties of kinship
  17. Hijrah, emigrating for the sake of Allah
  18. Making the hereafter one’s main concern
  19. Truthful and fairness in business dealing
  20. Supporting students of Islamic knowledge

Whoever fears Allah and piety towards him, Allah will promise to provide the sustenance that never is imagined. On contrary, whoever disbelieved Allah (and the messenger as well), they will get what they earn (punishment for disbelieved people). Allah says:

وَلَوْ أَنَّ أَهْلَ الْقُرَىٰ آمَنُوا وَاتَّقَوْا لَفَتَحْنَا عَلَيْهِم بَرَكَاتٍ مِّنَ السَّمَاءِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَلَٰكِن كَذَّبُوا فَأَخَذْنَاهُم بِمَا كَانُوا يَكْسِبُونَ

“And if only the people of the cities had believed and feared Allah (taqwa), We would have opened upon them blessings from the heaven and the earth; but they denied [the messengers], so We seized them for what they were earning.” (Surah Al A’raf 7: 96 )

Allah commands the single male and female slaves to unite in a marriage then Allah will enrich them. There are things that one can do to increase the barakah of one’s wealth.  First, we need to understand the meaning of barakah, then look at ways to increase it, and end with some advice on the role of wealth in one’s life.

Allah Almighty and His Prophets have told us many easy Halal ways which can increase our wealth:

  • “And whoever fears Allah – He will make for him a way out. And will provide for him from where he does not expect And will provide for him from where he does not expect.” (At-Talaq 65:2-3)
  • “Allâh is Sufficient for us. Allâh will give us of His bounty, and so will His Messenger (from alms, etc.). We implore Allâh (to enrich us).” (Surah Al-Tawba, Verse 59)
  • “And O my people! Ask forgiveness of your Lord and then repent to Him, He will send you (from the sky) abundant rain, and add strength to your strength, so do not turn away as Mujrimûn (criminals, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh).” (Surah Hood, Verse 52)
  • “And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. And whosoever puts his trust in Allâh, then He will suffice him. Verily, Allâh will accomplish his purpose. Indeed Allâh has set a measure for all things.” (Surah Al-Talq, Verse 2-3)
  • “And give you increase in wealth and children, and bestow on you gardens and bestow on you rivers.” (Surah Nooh, Verses 10-12)
  • “Verily, Allâh will accomplish his purpose. Indeed Allâh has set a measure for all things.” (Surah Al-Talq, Verse 2-3)

It has been narrated that Nabi (SAW) has said: “One who wishes to receive abundant rizq, and the prints of the footsteps to last long, should treat relatives congenially.” Mishkaat. By “footprints that last long” Nabi SAW meant a long life. Allah says:

وَأَنكِحُوا الْأَيَامَىٰ مِنكُمْ وَالصَّالِحِينَ مِنْ عِبَادِكُمْ وَإِمَائِكُمْ إِن يَكُونُوا فُقَرَاءَ يُغْنِهِمُ اللَّهُ مِن فَضْلِهِ وَاللَّهُ وَاسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ

“And marry the single among you and the righteous among your male slaves and your female slaves. If they are poor, Allah will enrich them from His bounty. And Allah (is) All-Encompassing, All-Knowing.”(Surah An-Nur 24: 32)

In Islam, it is recommended to preserve the family relationship such as brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, parents, etc. They have to be important for us as well as have rights upon us for we may rely on the most aspects of life to them. Allah dislikes the broken family relationship. Reading Surah Waaqi’ah keeps away starvation. Rasulullah (SAW) has said, “The one who reads Surah Waaqi’ah every night will never encounter starvation.”  But do not read the surah merely for worldly gains. Rather read it to become free from want and for the hereafter. Allah says:

وَإِذْ تَأَذَّنَ رَبُّكُمْ لَئِن شَكَرْتُمْ لَأَزِيدَنَّكُمْ وَلَئِن كَفَرْتُمْ إِنَّ عَذَابِي لَشَدِيدٌ

“And when proclaimed your Lord, “If you are thankful, surely I will increase you; but if you are ungrateful indeed, My punishment (is) surely severe.” (Surah Ibrahim 14:7)

Mostly saying thanks to Allah is by reciting Alhamdulillah ([All] praise and thanks are to Allah, Lord of the worlds). Moslem is recommended to thank God for all the blessings given and sometimes even our prayers be blessed by Him. By admitting there is no God except Allah and always be grateful, so that  Allah will promise to His slaves to give them more. According to