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Finding Barakah: Overcoming Business Struggles and Seeking Peace

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Q: I have a major problem mufti saab. There seems to be no barakah in my life, no happiness, no peace nothing. Every time I try and do business it flops. Either that the goods don’t turn out good, or people don’t want to buy from me. Trying so hard to earn some living but to no avail. What can I do to get some peace and try and get barakah. I read namaaz but some days I tend to miss some. I don’t know what is going on. Am I affected with some bad luck?


A: We advise that you start off with one thing at a time. Start off with your namaaz. Ensure that your namaaz is never missed out. If for some reason the namaaz is missed out then immediately do its qadhaa. Ask Allah’s forgiveness and try your best not to make this mistake again. Make istighfaar after every namaaz for at least one minute and be very careful not to hurt anybody or encroach on anybody’s right to the least. If you had hurt anybody in any way then as a matter of urgency then try to correct this.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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