Abrahah actually built an amazing church in order to drive traffic to his area of reign and control so as to increase economy clout in the region. The impact of the Kabah and it’s role in generating traffic, and as a result a greater opportunity for trade was well understood by him.
We learn from this my dear brothers and sisters how some people actually use religion for the purpose of miserly gain in this life…They lack principles and values and can even go so low and use religion with the intent of earning a dime.
Fast forward today… We see similar strategies in play and this is so manifest that it requires no further explanation.
However, an area that requires attention today is the practice of some who actually are against using matters of trade and worldly benefit at the expense of religion; actually doing just that without realising it. They practice ignorance believing it to be the truth.
Everything for them is a difference of opinion and they disallow themselves to actually believe for a moment that they actually may just be using religion to justify the impermissible so that they may continue pursuing that which enables for them a profit in this life.
It is important my dear brothers and sisters, at this juncture, that we make a point in life to be brutally critical of our trade matters regularly with the intention of ensuring that we are not a tool for Shaitaan without even realising it.
We must assist ourselves against this by developing an attitude of taking advice from sincere advisors and giving their advice a real chance.
We must also consider this an ibaadah and never feel we are wasting time, for this life is a test and wealth is indeed a trial.
May Allah Almighty bless us with true sincerity and fear of Him. Ameen.
May Allah Almighty bless out trade and protect us from having a dime that will be a means of our doom in this life and the next. Ameen.
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