As a student, I asked my grandfather to let me know about the tips to run a business successfully. I always hear great words of wisdom from him. His words always inspire me. Once I was reading a story of unsuccessful businessmen and wished to know the tips to success, so I just sat beside him and asked this very question.
He smiled at me and said that for a Muslim, his business shall become a great success story when Allah bless him. A businessman should always seek for Barakah (blessings) in his business. When Allah Blesses his work, his work flourishes and his hard work let his earn the rewards.
This was a surprise for me. So, I asked how can we experience the Barkah in a business? What shall we do to earn Allah’s blessing over a business? My Grandfather smiled at me and said, remember these four rules of Barakat.
Always smile and greet your customers happily
Smiling is Sunnah and greeting our guests with Assalam O Alikum is mandatory for us. When you follow sunnah and do what Allah has asked from you, Allah will be happy. On the other hand, your customer will get attracted to you!
Be thankful for what you have
You need to thank Allah for what he has already blessed you with. For the very purpose recite Allahmdulliah several times. Allah gets happy when we are thankful for all his blessings. To get more from Allah, be grateful to what you have!
If you don’t thank Allah for what He has already blessed you with, he won’t get happy with you!
Send Salutations to the Prophet PBUH
Prophet PBUH is the beloved of Allah when we perform sunnah and send salutations to him PBUH, Allah gets happy with us and blesses us with more.
Allah loves when a person asks from Allah. Not only make dua for your own business but also for the business of others.
This late line just surprised me, and I uttered that why shall we make dua for other people’s business? On this, my grandfather said that when we make dua for someone, Angels say Ameen to it and then they make a dua for us.
So, in this way, we will get more. Also, a successful business is not one which runs because of the failure of others. Let’s just work positively and ask for the blessing of Allah over the entire Muslim Ummah! May all of us have a business that is blessed by Allah!