Islam and Entrepreneurship: The beautiful life of Khadijah bint Khuwaylid (RA)

It is without a doubt that Khadijah bint Khuwaylid (RA) was a super woman. She is a great role model and her life is full of great lessons that every Muslim (especially business owners) should follow. Khadijah (RA) was able to balance her domestic duties and her business. She did it with a deep sense of servitude and yet attained a successful status.

Khadijah’s story depicts how such a wealthy & dignified personality with a high social standing could combine deep faith with exemplary character and an outstanding business reputation. Below are 3 lessons for success from the entrepreneurial steps of Khadijah.

Exemplary Skills

The combination of great skills in the life of Khadijah are listed below; tactical and quality decision, leadership and interpersonal skills.

During the life of Kadijah, she sought a reputable and competent person to accompany her caravan of goods. She choose Prophet Muhammad ,(pbuh) who was known to be a tradesman of exceptional character and reputation.

Khajijah combined a great skill with active participation and this lead to profitable monetary outcomes. She was able to balance her business and home affairs.

Lesson

No matter how projects there are to there is to work on, make sure to balance both home and business affairs. Value time and be able to accomplish success.

Deep Faith

Khadijah (RA) grew up in a corrupt society but her believes and ethics saw her though. With regards to this, she was then named Tahirah (pure). She created her own path and made sure to remain on it. She was also known to be one of the first to convert to Islam but faced alot trials regarding her faith and submission to Allah.

Despite all the negatives she received, she made sure to reflect her faith in her entrepreneurial endeavor. Khadijah used this to make sure that her business becomes successful. She also supported her husband and made sure to keep her interactions with people within the community. The foundation of her business was built based on her firm faith together with her personal qualities.

Lesson

The life of an entrepreneur is filled with challenges but it is important to know that for every plan that goes wrong and for every challenge, be sure to remain steadfast, maintain strong faith and be courageous just like Khadijah (RA).

Outstanding Business Reputation

Khadijah’s father was a wealthy merchant and a community leader. She made him as a business mentor that greatly influenced her life by ensuring that she build a sound reputation with her active role in society. She contributed to the economy as well.

Khadijah (RA) committed her time, experience, skills and wealth to serve her family and the Muslim Ummah at large. She was a philanthropist and positively contributed to the cause of Islam.

Lesson

Aim for a good reputation and strive towards a great service to the Ummah. This can be done through sharing knowledge, time, wealth and skill.

Strive to follow the blazing trail of success she created!

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