6-Consulting his companions

Ten Qualities of Prophet Mohammed
as successful entrepreneur
Islam is a complete way of life
• The revelation from Allah and the teaching of prophet
Muhammad are not confined only to the belief and
morals systems but also include the law that is suitable
to be implemented to mankind..
• There is no separation between business and religion.
You are the khalifah of Allah !!!
• By virtue of human Nature the Muslim entrepreneurs are
khalifah , and have the responsibilities to develop
prosperity and sees business as part of ibadah or good
• Islam encouraged its Ummah to venture into business
prophet Muhammad said that 9 out of 10 sources of
rizque can be found in business.
Why we need a role model ?
 No community has been without its righteous guides
and teachers to help its people towards the truth and
to lead them from the depths of darkness to the light
of Islam.
 Aristotle believes that we learn to be moral (virtuous)
by modeling the behavior of moral people.
Who is our role model?
• He maintained the best characteristics in his
roles as father, husband, friend, ruler,
governor, teacher, statesman, protector of the
weak, widows, and poor, a guide to the rich, a
guardian of the orphans, and a servant of
Allah. No one could ever equal the Prophet
(sallallahu alaiyhi wa sallam) in the whole
history of mankind and no one ever will, insha
Almighty Allah says: “There has certainly been for you
in the Messenger of Allah an excellent pattern for
anyone whose hope is in Allah and the Last Day and
[who] remembers Allah often.” [Al-Ahzab 33:21]
My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world's most
influential persons may surprise some readers and may be
questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who
was supremely successful on both the religious and secular
Ten qualities of prophet Mohammed :
1- Honesty
2- Trustworthy
3- Flexibility
4- Conscious responsibility
5- Good manner with his companions
6- Consulting his companions
7-The Messenger of God (pbuh) would serve himself.
8-Recognizing His Companions’ Skills
9 -Correcting His Companions’ Mistakes
10- Gentleness is a key quality of Prophet Muhammad
1- Honesty
Honesty descended from the Heavens and settled in the
roots of the hearts of men (faithful believers), and then
the Quran was revealed and the people read the Quran,
(and learnt it from it) and also learnt from the sayings
and traditions. Both the Quran and the traditions
strengthened their honesty. (Saheeh Al-Bukhari)
Undoubtedly, no one can be more truthful and honest
than the Messengers of God. Muhammad proved by his
living example that he was the most truthful and honest
person of his age. Everyone was impressed by his honesty
and truthfulness. He was a poor orphan, who had started
trading with his uncle, but in a very short time, owing to
his honest and fair dealings with all people, he became
well-known and respected. He was known as Al-Sadiq
(the Truthful) and Al-Amin (the Faithful)
• The second attribute of Prophethood is amana, an Arabic
word which means ‘trustworthiness’.
• It is derived from the same root as the word mu’min,
believer. Being a believer implies being ‘a trustworthy
• Trustworthiness is such an essential aspect of belief that
Prophet Muhammad once declared: "One who is not
trustworthy is not a believer" (Ahmad). He also described
a believer as one whom the people trust with their blood
and property. (At-Tirmidhi)
 Muhammad (s) was never strict in his business
dealings with others. Sa’ib ibn al-Sa’ib relates:
 During the age of ignorance, I was his [the Prophet’s]
trade partner, and I found him the best of the
partners in every respect. He neither argued with
anyone nor was he obstinate and nor did he blame
anything on his partner
4-Consciousness of Responsibility
In a hadith reported by Abdullah b. Omar Prophet
Muhammad said: "We are all shepherds and we are all
responsible for those who are under our hands (i.e. in our
flocks). An administrator is a shepherd. The man is the
shepherd of the family. A woman is the shepherd of her
husband's home and children. We are all shepherds and we
all are responsible for our duties as such."
"I am more rightful than other believers to be the
guardian of the believers, so if a Muslim dies while in
debt, I am responsible for the repayment of his debt,
and whoever leaves wealth (after his death) it will
belong to his heirs." (Al-Bukhari).
5-Good manner with his companions
The Prophet was very close to his companions, and this is
well-known when one reads the detailed reports about the
Prophet’s biography. The Prophet (pbuh) is the example
which we should emulate in all our matters. Jareer b.
Abdullah said: ‘The Prophet (pbuh) did not prevent me
from sitting with him since I accepted Islam. He always
smiled when he looked at me. I once complained to him
that I could not ride a horse and he hit me in my chest and
supplicated God, saying:
"O God! Steady him, and make him a person who guides
others and a source of guidance." (Bukhari #5739)
6-Consulting his companions
• The Prophet (pbuh) would consult his Companions, and
take their opinions and points of view into consideration
in issues and matters for which no textual proofs were
revealed. Abu Hurairah said:
• "I have not seen a person more keen for the sincere
advice of his companions than the Messenger of God
(pbuh)." (Tirmidthi #1714)
In line with the divine command: {… and consult with them in
the matter…} (Al `Imran, 3: 159), Prophet Muhammad used
to consult with his companions before taking any decision.
The Prophet’s counseling with his companions were so
common that Abu Hurairah is reported to have said:
"I never saw anyone consult his companions more often than
the Messenger of Allah." (Ahmad
7-The Messenger of God (pbuh) would serve himself:
A’ishah said:
"I was asked how the Messenger of God (pbuh) behaved in his
house. She said: ‘He was like any man; he washed his clothes,
milked his sheep, and served himself." (Ahmed 24998)
The Prophet’s excellent manners, not only made him serve
himself; rather, he would serve others as well. A’ishah said:
"I was asked how the Messenger of God (pbuh) behaved in his
house. She said: ‘He would help out in the house with the daily
chores, and when he heard the Adthan he would leave
[everything and head] for the Mosque." (Bukhari 5048)
8-Recognizing His Companions’ Skills
A good leader is one who sees the positive traits of his team
members and invests in them. This is exactly what the
Prophet (peace be upon him) did with his companions.
One of the famous companions, Bilal ibn Rabah, had a very
beautiful voice, and the Prophet being aware of this gift
declared Bilal to be his official mu’adhin (one who calls
Muslims to prayer). On the other hand, the Prophet (peace
be upon him) refused to offer another distinguished
companion, Abu Dharr al-Ghifari, an administrative
responsibility because he lacked the required skills
9- Correcting His Companions’ Mistakes
. What is more important is learning from our mistakes and not
repeating them. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
confirmed this meaning in his famous hadith which reads:
"Every son of Adam makes mistakes, and the best of those who
make mistakes are those who repent." (At Tirmidhi)
Following the Quranic guidance, Prophet Muhammad (peace be
upon him) applied the same methodology when correcting his
companions’ mistakes because he felt that it is his duty to do so,
being the chosen Prophet (peace be upon him) to guide people
to God.
10-Gentleness is a key quality of Prophet Muhammad
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) loved his
companions and cared for them a lot.
His care and concern covered even those who had died, and
this should be the quality of entrepreneur he should care
about his employee more than any thing.
It is now the Muslims’ turn to re-live the conduct of the
Prophet (peace be upon him) and embrace it in their daily
If Muslims claim that they love their Prophet, they have to
demonstrate this love by following the Prophet’s footsteps
and his guidance in all walks of life; at home, at work, with
their families, with relatives, with friends, with neighbors
regardless of their race, faith, color or status.