Every Muslims want to be financially successful in life. They have their own ways of gaining the wealth, one of them is being an entrepreneur. While some people accomplish success that seems easy, some struggle and at the edge of failure. What makes the difference? A successful Muslim entrepreneur should follow some Islamic ways.
Here are the tips to become a successful Muslim entrepreneur.
- Make a Business As an Extension of Iman
If you want to be successful, find a way to success both in the world and Hereafter. You can reach for both success if you know how to do it well. Keep your business in the halal side so that you will not only gain financial success in the world but also gain blessings from Allah SWT in the Hereafter. Don’t involve anything haram to your business. Also read Benefits of Doing Business in Islam
- Always Prioritize Allah SWT
“Men whom neither merchandise nor sale beguiled from remembrance of Allah and constancy in prayer and paying to the poor their due; who fear a day when hearts and eyeballs will be overturned (with fear).” (28:37)
No matter how busy you are, Allah SWT is your first priority. When prayer time has come, you have to stop from doing whatever you do to make time. Don’t worry to leave work as Allah SWT will always provide you with sustenance.
- Show Your Muslim Identity to Others
Worlds are still haunted with Islamophobic and anti-Muslims spread faster than the fire. Rather than hiding your identity as Muslim, you better show it to the world. Your business should make you an ambassador of Islam. Make the world knows that Islam is a good religion and anything violent is not a part of Islam. Also read Importance of Business in Islam
- Spend Your Time Wisely
Time is one of the greatest blessing from Allah SWT that we can never have back. When everyone has an equal 24 hours a day, some become successful and some are not. It’s because they spend their time differently. A successful Muslim knows how to spend their time wisely. Keep in remembrance of Allah SWT and stay focus on your work. You better cut off all activities that are useless and not helping you to be a successful person.
- Set a High Standard on Yourself
Another useful tips to become a successful Muslim entrepreneur is by setting a high standard to be reach each day. Not only yourself, you have to start the same standards to your products and employees. By setting a high standard, you force yourself to be better day by day, so does your business. Also read How To Be Successful in Business in Islam
- Start with a Good Desire
Everything that started with goodness will be ended in a goodness as well. When you build your business, make sure you have a strong desire to do good for people. Manifest those good intentions through your business methods, products, and services. When people realize about your good value, they will be willingly spend their money. Thus, you can increase your income.
- Always Learn to be Better
Life is an endless journey to learn. People often feel satisfied when they have reached the top and feel like they have become an expert. This is a wrong mindset, since a successful person always want learn and never thought that they are good enough. Also read How to Become Successful in Life in Islam
This related with spending wisely of your time. Use it to learn, read books, improve your skills, learning new ones, joining workshops and attending seminars.
- Keep a Positive Mindset
Life will not go as smooth as you wish it to be. In fact, you have to get through rough paths that makes you want to give up every other day. Remember that when a problem arise, Allah SWT is taking care of you. Don’t treat it like an obstacle that prevent you from success.
As the Prophet (peace be upon him) said,
“How wonderful is the case of a believer; there is good for him in everything and this applies only to a believer. If prosperity attends him, he expresses gratitude to Allah and that is good for him; and if adversity befalls him, he endures it patiently and that is better for him. ” (Muslim)
- Be a Visionary Leader
If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you have to set a clear vision about the future of your business. Share it to your employees and business partner so that all of you are on the same page and you can reach your goals faster and easier. Also read Rules Of Leadership In Islam
- Be Cooperated to Your Partners
You will have many competitors when you run your business. Your attitude towards them define the success of your business. Rather than developing a competitive mind, you better see them as potential partners from whom you can learn and expanding your business together.
- Learn from the Mistakes You Made
Perfection belongs only to Allah SWT. People make mistakes and it shows their humane side. Mistakes can either brings you down or rise higher. Always learn from the mistake you made so you can think of a better way. Never stop trying despite many failure you had. Allah SWT is with those who try. Also read How to Become Humble in Islam
- Give Back to the Society
“Who is it that would loan Allah a goodly loan so He may multiply it for him many times over? And it is Allah who withholds and grants abundance, and to Him you will be returned.” (2:245)
A successful entrepreneur never forget the social responsibility he has, which means that he should give back to the society.
- Leave the Rest to Allah SWT
After all the efforts you put, now all you have to do is leave it all to Allah SWT. Always pray for the successful of your business and never lose faith in Allah, ever.
After following all the tips to become a successful Muslim entrepreneur, now you have to see the future in a more positive way. Remember that Allah SWT takes a big part of your success and never forget to turn back to Allah when you have reach your goals.