10th way of increasing your earnings

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Marriage

Another one of the ways in which a person is promised an increase in wealth is through marriage.

Muslim newly wed holding handsPhoto by Think Tank

This will no doubt come as a surprise to many, perhaps because of the fact that ones limited financial situation is (in our times) on of the main reasons that prevent a person from marrying! Yet, the irony of the fact is that marriage is one of the easiest ways in which a person can guarantee an increase in his sustenance from Allah.

Allah states:

“And marry those among you who are single, and also marry the pious of your maids and maid-servants (male and female slaves). If  they be poor, Allah will enrich them out of His Bounty. And Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures needs, All-Knowing.”
Surah al-Nur,32

Al-Qurtubi writes, commenting on this verse “This means: let not the poverty of a man or woman be a reason for not getting married. For in this verse Allah promises those who get married for the sake of acquiring Allah’s pleasure and seeking refuge from disobeying Him that Allah will enrich him…” Tafsir al-Qurtubi, v.12 p.220

We also find the companions of the prophet would encourage others to marry. Abu Bakr is reported to have said “Obey Allah in what He has commanded you to do by getting married; He will then fulfil His promise to you and make you rich” al-Durr al-Manthur,v.5 pps.80-81.

And Allah knows best!

From “15 ways of increasing your earnings. From the Quran and Sunnah” by Abu Ammar Yasir Qadhi.  Publishing and distribution by Al-Hidayah.

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