Upcoming fasting and the punishment of hoarding in Islam, God's curse on the hoarder, hoarding in the eyes of Islam, hoarding food and goods in the hope of more profit is a sin, hoarding and profiteering are prohibited in Islam, punishment for raising prices by hoarding goods in Islam

 


Hoarding is buying food grains and daily necessities at low prices and storing them for sale at higher prices. The Arabic equivalent of the word is 'ihtikar'. Hoarding is forbidden in Islam.


In this context, many warnings have been mentioned in the great book Al-Quran and the hadith of the Holy Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace. In Muslim Sharif, a hadith narrated by Umar Radiyallahu Ta'ala Anhu states that the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, said, "He who hoards is a sinner." (Muslim, Hadith Number 1605)


In a famous book of hadith, Bayhaqi Sharif, on the authority of Maya'z Ibn Jabal Radiyallahu Ta'ala Anhu, the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, said, 'The hoarder is the worst, if Allah makes (the price of goods) cheap, then this person Repentance and sorrow, and if he raises the price, then he rejoices.'


On the authority of Ibn Abbas in Sunan Abu Dawud Sharif, the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, said, "Hoarding in the area of Makkah is tantamount to disbelief."

According to a hadith narrated in Sunan Ibn Majah Sharif, the Messenger of Allah, may God bless him and grant him peace, said, “The importer of goods is blessed, and the hoarder is cursed.” (Ibn Majah, Hadith Number 2153)


It is clear from the mentioned hadiths that hoarding is prohibited in a word. Still, by hoarding, a class of businessmen in the society benefited. They are undoubtedly dishonest traders. It is a very forbidden act in the eyes of Islam, a great sin and of course it is corruption.


Through a hadith, we learned that 'those who import are provided with sustenance', that is, whoever imports any wealth, food and daily necessities from outside for the benefit of the people of the country, for the benefit of the consumer, Allah provides sustenance to him. . In the sense that "Allah has made business lawful, and interest has been forbidden".


We can also learn from this saying of the Quran that business is definitely lawful and it is the Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him). However, when imported goods or goods are imported at low prices, stockpiled for the purpose of selling at high prices and artificial crisis is created in the market by stockpiling, slowing down the flow of goods; As a result, there is a severe shortage of the product against the demand in the market, and then the hoarder increases the price of the product through the syndicate, which is not acceptable in any way. This is a punishable offense in the eyes of Islam. There is no law anywhere in our country to condone hoarders. Still, the power of those who practice hoarding in our country is more visible in the bazaar.


The month of Ramadan is approaching. Ramadan is a glorious month. All Muslim believers try to fast in this month. And in this month of fasting, many people try to eat pure food, to eat different types of nutritious food, to eat balanced food, to maintain health. But with this fasting month ahead, a class of hoarders withheld goods, resorted to syndicates in the market, and created an artificial crisis. They trouble fasting people or common shoppers. As a result, products worth 100 rupees sometimes have to be bought for 200 rupees. Sometimes even if you go to buy 3 times or 4 times money, some product or food is not available in the market. All these are punishable acts. And so severe punishment awaits hoarders in the eyes of Islam.


Those who resort to hoarding, the fear of Allah is removed from their hearts. In creating a market crisis, corruption is created in their minds. They act against humanity. Later they try to achieve good through charity. But after this corruption, injustice and tyranny, this charity will never be presented to Allah as its compensation. Allah will surely punish him with hoarding.


Not only this, severe punishment has also been provided for those who help hoarding. (Musnad Ahmad 19426 through hadith) We know that the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, said, 'For the Muslim people, for the purpose of increasing the price of goods, if anyone interferes in any way, then it is the right of Allah Ta'ala, He will reward him on the Day of Resurrection. or his helper) will be placed on fire in a terrible place of Hell.'


The meaning of the hadith can be understood naturally. Here there is a punishment for hoarding, those who help in this hoarding are also seen to be committing a punishable crime. In this case if someone rents the warehouse to the hoarder, then he too has a logical reason to be punished. All those who store goods for the purpose of hoarding, guard warehouses, are covered by this penalty. If the government or the law enforcement agencies of the country are carrying out the responsibility of controlling this hoarding, if they do not perform their duties properly, this punishment can also be assumed to apply to them.


Therefore, we have to try our best not to harm the fasting person by hoarding during the month of fasting. We may have avoided the punishment of this world, but the punishment of the Hereafter is definitely waiting for us. No one will be spared from our punishment hereafter.


It should be remembered that Allah Ta'ala can punish hoarders in this world by ruining them in any way. Perhaps the hoarder did not lose any of his goods, but by destroying his other wealth, sickness, pestilence, etc., among his relatives.Yes, Allah may punish him in this world. So we will not cooperate with hoarders in any way. I will hate hoarders. We will also hate those involved in it.


We will strive not to deprive the fasting people and common people of their right to food during the upcoming fasting month. May Allah give us the right understanding. Amen!

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