Islamic Work at Home
ISLAMIC WORK AT HOME
Praise be to Allah; we praise Him, seek His forgiveness, and turn to Him in repentance. We seek refuge with Him from the evils of our souls and the evils of our deeds. Whomever Allah guides, none can misguide, and whomever Allah leads astray, none can guide.
I bear witness that there is no god but Allah alone without partner, and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger.
“O you who believe! Fear Allah and let every soul regard what it has sent forth for tomorrow.
Fear Allah, for Allah is well acquainted with what you do.” [Sûrah al-Hashr: 18]
O people! Fear your Lord who created you from a single soul and created from it its mate and scattered forth from them numerous men and women.
Fear Allah through whom, and through your ties of kinship, you demand from each other your rights. Truly Allah is watching over you.” [Sûrah al-Nisâ’: 1]
O you who believe! Fear Allah and speak a just word. He will rectify your works and forgive you your sins.
Whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has attained a great victory.” [Sûrah al-Ahzâb: 70-71]
The topic of this short treatise – Islamic work at home – is an important one.
It is a topic that Islamic workers need to address and people of all walks of life need to hear about. This is because every family requires a home of some sort within which to reside.
This home, conversely, embraces within it a full cross-section of society.
It contains parents, small children, and mature adults both male and female.
The home is a full-fledged institution. It is the smaller institution upon which society as a whole is built.
If we look at the societies that exist and have existed throughout the world, we find that some of the institutions commonly associated with civil existence may not be present.
There have been societies without schools, for instance, and societies without industry, and even societies without government.
On the other hand, there has never been a society on Earth without homes in which families could take comfort.
It does not matter whether the society is rich or poor, large or small, Muslim or non-Muslim.
Families dwell in homes and homes exist in all human ution of such pervasive and universal importance warrants our attention.