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12 Importance of Relations in Islam

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By language, relation is a connection or affiliation. But in term, relation is the interconnection or interest between two people or more. There is a hadith from Abu Hurairah r.a, which reads :


عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رضي الله عنه قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اَللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم  ( قَالَ اَللَّهُ: أَنَا ثَالِثُ اَلشَّرِيكَيْنِ مَا لَمْ يَخُنْ أَحَدُهُمَا صَاحِبَهُ, فَإِذَا خَانَ خَرَجْتُ مِنْ بَيْنِهِمَا )  رَوَاهُ أَبُو دَاوُدَ, وَصَحَّحَهُ اَلْحَاكِمُ

“From Abu Hurairah Radhiyallaahu ‘anhu that Rasulullah Shallallahu ‘alaihi wa Sallam said : “Allah said : I becomes the third person from two people who associate during one of them does not betray to his friend. If anyone betrays, I get out from (association) them.” (Narrated by Abu Dawud and it is validated by Hakim)

In Islam, relation is illustrated so vital and complete about the relationship between human with his fellows and human with his Lord. This thing is mentioned in the verse of Al-Qur’an, which reads :

“They have been put under humiliation [by Allah] wherever they are overtaken, except for a covenant from Allah and a rope from the Muslims.” (Q.S. Al-Qur’an : 112)

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So that, we have to bond relations in our lives because there are some importance of relations in Islam, such as :

  1. Bring benefits

The Prophet Muhammad saw taught us to ease customer in the transaction. By there are relations, we has known about our costumer. So that, we will not complicate them. Then relations will bring some benefits for us such as increase happiness, consumers, having a fast business cycle. Rasulullah saw said :

عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ رَحِمَ اللَّهُ رَجُلاً سَمْحًا إِذَا بَاعَ وَإِذَا اشْتَرَى وَإِذَا اقْتَضَى (رواه البخاري)

“From Jabir bin abdillah ra., that Rasulullah saw said, “Allah SWT will give His blessings to someone who ease selling, ease buying and ease when collect debts.” (Narrated by Al-Bukhari)

  1. Ease to reach goals

All of us must have goals or wishes that want to be reached in our lives. By having many good relations with many people, we can make it happen easily. Building relations with right people can open a way and a large chance to our goals.

  1. Can launch a job

A teamwork is one important factor in the world works. A relation that you have built with partners will affect your work. Because the success of work depends on how strengthen your relation with your partners. If ot, your job will be broken.

  1. A key success

By businessmen, relation is considered as one of key success in their business. They always need relations to get fund, grow their business, cooperate and many more. It cannot be imagined that a businessman does not have a large relation, then there is no progress in his business.

See also : How to be successful in Business in Islam

  1. Grow love each other

Building relation will be very easy for someone who love others in every his activities. With that way, then relation will be built and preserved.

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  1. Get wealth

Without a good relation with many people, human will get suffering and disgrace all the time because he will difficult to get food, clothing, shelter and education. In the other words, without building a relation, then the wealth of life in the world or the Hereafter will be not reached.

  1. Make you free from problems

Believe or not, if you have a good relation with someone, you can also free from problems, such as financial problem. Your relation will be happy to borrow you his money as his help or when you need a job, he can get information from his relations about a job opening.

  1. Help to understand others

Having a large relation can make you more tolerance to many people. Nobody is perfect, so you will be met with many shortages of people. More relations, then you will be more understand many behaviors of people. So, your mind will be more opened to accept every shortage of others.

  1. Add connections

If you have a large relation, then your connection will add, too. It will affect into your business. By knowing you, people will trust with you. You can give advice to others and instead, you can get some information that can be useful for your life and your business.

  1. Can solve the same problem

By building relations, you will find another people who can be your mentor. They will help you to solve your problem. Sometimes, your mentor has got problem as you get. He will share his experience with you. So, you can be more confidence to make a decision.

  1. Increase knowledge

Building a relation is not only to increase sale. By cooperating, you can also increase your knowledge about trading. So, you can use that knowledge to grow your business.

See also : Rules of seeking knowledge in Islam

  1. A good relation with old friends will be useful later

Make a friend to add relations is not only for a new person. Old friends who have not met for a long time can be a part of your relations. You will never know how he is now. Maybe in the past, he was not good in his economy, but now he is a successful person. So that, the importance of keeping friendship because you never know when you will need help from someone.

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By building many relations, we will get all of those importance. Indirectly, we have strengthened hospitality with others that is loved by Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala. We will be loved Allah SWT and we will get His blessings, too. So that, we have to keep our relations with other. By a good relation, we can help and love each other. And there is no our friends in troubles.

Thus the article about the importance of relations in Islam. Hopefully, by good relations, our business will be successful later. Amen. Thank you.

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