A halal job

Question ID: 21678

Assalamu alaykum mufti saheb i have a question that needs to be answered and it is bothering me so much.

1.)i have read that there is a hadith which says having a halal job is fardh, but i have read some says it is not sahih?(kindly clarify this to me) if so, then it is not fardh to find a halal job

2.)i have read someone(maybe a sahaba,tabii,imam etc.) said: “working for a living and helping the poor with his earning is better than praying(worshipping) all day/night without working for a living” kindly give the name of that person who said this & if it is authentic?

3.)once it is a fardh act,we must exhert effort to do it & find a way to achieve it. if someone is procastinating in doing a fardh act(which he fails to do) he commits a major sin right?

4.)continuation to 3. if finding a halal job is fardh, then it is fardh on a person to exert effort to find ways to achieve it right?

5.)and whenever he intentionally stalls in achieving it(halal job) he commits a major sin right?

6.)and in my case, i am currently in college taking a course in allied medicine(my choice for a halal job) and in my 3rd year(2 yrs to go to graduate). i sometimes feel lazy and procastinate in studying(i sometimes do not study) which places me in a brink of failing(stalling to graduate and achieving a halal job) in this case, do i commit a major sin?

7.)also if a person does not do this fardh command(have a halal job) and dies, does he have the same punishment like those people that do not do other fardhs(salah,zakah,saum,haj etc)?

8.)if someone decides not to work,is it sufficient to just place full trust to Allah(tawakkul) that He will provide him and his aging parents food/drink everyday?

9.)and lastly, the ahlus sunnah ulamas all agree that if someone doesnt consider the
kalimah,5xprayer,zakah,ramadhan saum & haj as fardh he becomes a murtad(correct me if i’m wrong) likewise if someone were to deny or dont believe that having a halal job is fardh, is he a kafir?
jazakallah khair

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Asked on August 14, 2016 11:16 am
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السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُاللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

1.) It is Fardh to find a ‘Halaal’ job.
2.) I do not know.
3.) To leave out acting on Fardh is sinful.
4.) Yes.
5.) Yes, if it is essential.
6.) Minor sin.
7.) There are two separate issues.
8.) No.
9.) Yes.

وَعَلَيْكُمُ السَّلَام وَرَحْمَةُ اللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ وَمَغْفِرَتُهُ
Mufti Elias

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Answered on August 17, 2016 1:31 pm