Madame Blossom's Book of Poems

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

To ensure honesty and fairness in business dealings

"Oh ye who believe! Eat not up your property among yourselves in vanities : but let there be amongst you traffic and trade by mutual good-will.."
Quran, An Nisaa 4:29

God encourages trade amongst us. A good muslim businessman, must be honest and most importantly fair. God warns the businessman against unfairness and fraud, in his dealings.

Give full measure when ye measure, and weigh with a balance that is traight. that is the most fitting and the most advantageious in the final determination.
Quran, Al-Isra' 17:35

Then, there is even a whole surah on Dealing in Fraud..

"Woe to those that deal in fraud. Those who, when they have to receive by measure from men, exact full measure. But when they have to give by measure or weight to men, give less than due. Do they not think that they will be called to account? On a Mighty Day. A Day when all mankind will stand before the Lord of the Worlds? ..."
Quran, Al Mutaffifin, 83:1-6

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