Advice for real estate business and how much people can we do isaal-e-thawab for?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by


I would like to ask two questions:

1. Inshallah I will be opening my own real estate business in this country and wanted to know if there are any tips from a religious perspective to obtain Allah swt pleasure and to be successful. For example when I go door knocking or when I am presenting to an owner to get their property to sell, am I permitted to think in my mind that I am doing this to please Allah swt to be a successful Muslim, to support my family etc…

2. Is there a limit on how many people I can ask Allah swt to pass on the reward for an act of good? For example if I read Suart al Mulk, before I read, can I ask Allah swt to pass on the reward to particular people in my family and include amongst the people as first person, the prophet sala lahi alaihi wasalam. I am not sure if we are permitted to ask for the reward to be given to the prophet sala lahu alaihi wasalam directly, out of our love for him.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

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2: You may include any amount of people you want when you do eesaal-e-sawaab.[1]


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad Haris Siddiqui

Student Darul Iftaa
Chatham, Canada 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai. 

[1] “والظاهر أنه لا فرق بين أن ينوي به عند الفعل للغير أو يفعله لنفسه ثم بعد ذلك يجعل ثوابه لغيره، لإطلاق كلامهم” – رد المحتار ج٢ ص٢٤٣ ايج ايم سيعد