Simplicity and contentment

Q: How does one reconcile working for the akhirah (which are perhaps commanded or at least recommended: please comment) and working in this dunyah. I am the sole breadwinner of my family and in order for Allah Ta’ala to increase my rizk, increase His blessings, afford for my wife to stay at home and this as a model for my children, need to continuously improve and develop my career. As a result of the above, I am required to devote my time to part time study. Sustaining a career requires life-long learning of the worldly things. Is this permissible and in conformance with Islam? Notwithstanding reading of Quran, ta’leem, deeni studies are in place Alhamdulillah.


A: The simple procedure is to add the ingredient of simplicity and contentment in one’s life. The simpler we become the easier it is to manage our lives.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)