Seeking nearness to Allah, the ultimate aim in our worldly work

“Therefore, when you wish to go to your market or do something for your livelihood, or take up a craft or become an agent (wakālah) or engage in some other vocations in order to seek the licit and to imitate the practice of Allāh’s Messenger—Allāh bless him and grant him peace—and to seek recompense (thawāb) for yourself and your dependents, […]

How to not be Overwhelmed by my Fear of Unemployment?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I can’t help it but think of long-term unemployment after graduating. Perhaps my degrees won’t be convincing to future employers. Yes, I network, I do internships…but right now I am just overthinking it all the time. Please help me put my mind at ease and rely on Allah subhanahu […]

Do I Have to Give Zakat if I do not Work?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I only worked for a few months this year, I am a student, I have managed to save 500. Do I have to pay zakat on this ? My parents recieve benefits from the government as they cannot work due to old age. Do they have to give zakat […]

Dealing With Depression Caused by Unemployment and Loneliness

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Abdul-Razacq Question: I would like some help inshaAllah. I attend Islamic courses and feel my imaan is boosted after. But then I cannot maintain this afterwards. I feel depressed about my life situation such as unemployment and loneliness due to not being able to find a spouse and this gets […]

How Do I Support My Husband’s Plans When He is Having Problems Finding Work?

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Abdul-Razacq Question: Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahu Wa Barakatuhu I got married overseas to my husband nearly a year ago who has just come over recently. We are living with my parents, and my husband finds it difficult. They mean no harm, but he adamantly wants to move out. But we […]