If old Israelite narrations had a serious effect on knowledge, the world is living, in this time, the most dangerous Israeli trends. The modern Israeli trends have affected a large patch of modern human life and modern societies. There are Israeli trends narrations in the life of individuals, in the life of the nation, in the people's perceptions and ideas, and in their cultures and knowledge. There are intellectual, political, literary, technical, social, informational, and economic Israeli trends.
The myth of "Commerce is a skill" where the promoters of the Israeli economy called to a complete separation between the moral system and commercial transactions. Furthermore, they demanded not to interject the moral element in commercial business, claiming that there is no place of good manners in markets, commerce, or economy, but in mosques and places of worship. Moreover, they believed in the presence of strong contradiction between the moral values and commercial transactions.
They circulate these Israeli myths among merchants, economists, and businessmen; and they say to them: choose one of two: either the way of successful businessmen and winning merchants and do not think neither in values nor in virtues. Or the way of morals and virtues and you have to leave the way of commerce, economy, and money. The promoters of these Israeli trends lift the slogan of: "Commerce is a skill" meaning: Morals and commerce are opposites.
The meaning of "Commerce is a skill" according to those is exploiting the circumstances, taking advantage of opportunities, and using any instrument that leads to winning regardless of permissibility or prohibition of this mean and whether it is acceptable or denied; does not this mean make money and profit? It is acceptable in the commercial customs because commerce is a skill! These Israeli trends were promoted in the commercial markets and financial dealings, and spread among merchants and business men.
If you prevent a merchant to deal with usury, he will say to you: let me practice commerce, make money, and gain profit because "Commerce is a skill." If you ask a merchant to be honest in commerce, and give up deceit, forgery, deception, cunning, and trickery, he will say to you: let me use the means which make money and profit because "Commerce is a skill." If you prevent a merchant to deal in sins, obscenity, pornography, prostitution, dissemination of drugs, and activating the harmful tourism by inciting tourists by these dirties, he will deny that because "Commerce is a skill" and if you ask a merchant to have mercy with the weak, urging them to give charity to the needy, help the needy, give a respite to the indebted, and delay the demand of the insolvents, he refuses these good manners because "Commerce is a skill."
In fact, Islam fights these commercial myths and Israeli slogans, and links between the moral system and commercial business. Moreover, Islam calls a successful Muslim merchant to consider commerce an act of worship and not as a personal skill which should maintain the provisions of Islam and use it as a mean to draw near Allah (Glory be to Him) and seek sustenance, profit, and success of Him. Qur'anic Ayahs and Prophetic Hadiths that call to this meaning are plenty and we shall review some of them for confirmation.
Allah (Glory be to Him) says: "And if the debtor is in a hard time (has no money), then grant him time till it is easy for him to repay, but if you remit it by way of charity, that is better for you if you did but know." [Surat Al Baqarah: 280]. Allah (may He be Glorified and Exalted) says: "Woe to Al-Mutaffifûn (those who give less in measure and weight). * Those who, when they have to receive by measure from men, demand full measure, And when they have to give by measure or weight to (other) men, give less than due." [Surat Al Mutaffifin: 1- 3]. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: "Beware of frequent oaths in sales because it produces a sale but takes away the blessing." [Reported by Muslim]. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: "May Allah's mercy be on him who is lenient in his buying, selling, and in demanding back his money." [Reported by Al Bukhari].
Based on the above-mentioned Ayahs and Hadiths, the moral and economic link became so clear.
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