Non-Stop Profit


Friday, 20 June 2008 01:44

Imagine a business that generates profits 24 / 7 / 365 (24 hours a day, every day of the year). Such a business wherein there is never any risk of loss, not even a single cent. No business of this world can fit this description. It is only the business of the Hereafter that can generate such profits (rewards).

Non stop rewards are earned from engaging in some act of ibadah continuously. Some forms of Ibadah which earn tremendous rewards in the Hereafter can only be done for a limited time in the day. It is not possible to perform Salaah, recite the Quran, etc., 24 hours of the day. One has human needs which must also be fulfilled during which those acts of worship stop. Yet, some acts are such that the Ibadah is non-stop and the “profit” are continuous.



Among the acts of Ibadah is the Waajib act of having a beard to the extent of one fist length. This practice was strongly emphasised by Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). In numerous Ahadith the clear command of lengthening the beard has been given. Once the emissaries of Kisra came to Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). The emissaries had shaven of their beards and lengthened their moustaches. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) disliked looking at them and turned his face away. He asked them: “Who told you to do this (shave your beard)?” “Our lord (Kisra),” they replied. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “But my Rabb has ordered me to lengthen my beard and remove my moustache.”

Nevertheless, the one who does not shave off his beard or trim it to less than a fist length in emulation of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) is performing a non-stop Ibadah. While he is walking, driving, eating, sleeping and at all times he is earning non-stop “profit” in the Hereafter.



Another form of non-stop Ibadah is that of a woman who observes the laws of Hijaab. On the command of Allah Ta’ala she remains within her home and does not emerge without necessity. She keeps away from all non-mahrams. If she emerges from the home out of genuine necessity, she practices on the command of Allah Ta’ala: “And they do not expose their beauty...” (S24; V31). This is achieved by practicing on the various teachings of the Qur’an and Hadith in this regard, the crux of which is:

Such a woman is also perpetually in Ibadah. She receives non-stop rewards 24 / 7 / 365. 
Thus it is extremely easy to earn non-stop rewards. Immediately commence with an act of non-stop Ibadah.