Islamic Law : Muslim Works For Non Muslims

Muslim Works For Non Muslim : What Islam Say About it ?

Islam as a religion that prioritizes the element of reverence in religion always has alternatives that are edifying for its people. Islam is not exclusive in the matter of association between the nation’s children, although different religions and religious understanding.

Can Muslims work for non-Muslim? The answer is, Islam allows that. Among the evidences is a hadith narrated from Ka’b ibn ‘Ujrah that he said:

أَتَيْتُ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى الله عليه وسلم يَوْماً، فَرَأَيْتُهُ مُتَغَيِّراً. قَالَ: قُلْتُ بِأَبِي أَنْتَ وَأُمِّيْ، مَا لِي أَرَاكَ مُتَغَيِّراً؟ قَالَ: مَا دَخَلَ جَوْفِي مَا يَدْخُلُ جَوْفَ ذَاتِ كَبِدٍ مُنْذُ ثَلاَثٍ. قَالَ: فَذَهَبْتُ، فَإِذَا يَهُوْدِيٌّ يَسْقِي إِبِلاً لَهُ، فَسَقَيْتُ لَهُ عَلَى كُلِّ دَلْوٍ تَمْرَةٌ، فَجَمَعْتُ تَمْراً فَأَتَيْتُ بِهِ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم. فَقَالَ: مِنْ أَيْنَ لَكَ يَا كَعْبُ؟ فَأَخْبَرْتُهُ، فَقَالَ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم: أَتُحِبُّنِي ياَ كَعْبُ؟ قُلْتُ: بِأَبِي أَنْتَ نَعَمْ.

It means: “I came to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) one day, and I saw him pale. So I asked, ‘My mother and father are your ransom. Why are you pale?’ He (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) replied: ‘No food has entered my stomach since three days.’

So I went and found a Jew giving him his camel. Then I worked for him, drinking camels for the wages of a single date for each bucket. I also got some dates and brought them for the Prophet Sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam. He sallallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam asked, ‘Where is this O Ka’b?’ Then I told the story.

He (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) asked, ‘Do you love me, O Ka’b?’ I said, ‘Yes, and my father is your ransom.’ “

Through the explanation of the hadith above it is clear that Muslims who work for non-Muslim are allowed. One’s faith will not wear off just because he is purely working for non-Muslims.

Exclude when the form of work done is contrary to sharia, such as managing pork to become a dish, keeping dogs that have been avoided from being held, and so on.

Prophet Muhammad have good relations with non Muslims

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