A rich man’s advice
Iwould like to give an advice to all the businessmen who strive to make financial gains, although I have a feeling that many of them will not listen to it because have relatively no experience in business, save for being legally authorized to sign the papers of a commercial establishment. But the main reason I think they would not take my advice is the common saying among merchants, which comes in the form of an advice a merchant son had given to his son that goes like: “My son, do not mingle with or befriend poor people, because if there was any good in them, they would have benefited from themselves in the first place.”
No businessman will ever accept my advice even if I am offering it for free. But I will give them my advice, nevertheless. I have noticed that many businessmen put their commercial ads on YouTube to promote themselves. The annoying part about these ads is that they are usually accompanied with background music, and they usually pop up when someone is listening to verses from the Holy Quran on YouTube, causing an interruption.
Almighty Allah ordered us to listen attentively to the Quran, saying: “So, when the Quran is recited, listen to it, and be silent that you may receive mercy” (A’raf 204). Hence, my advice to businessmen who place such ads on YouTube is not to interrupt the Quran in the run of making profits. I have stated my case and know that I am not poor in terms of money, but I am very poor before Almighty Allah, who has bestowed so many blessing upon me, and upon all of us.
No businessman will ever accept my advice even if I am offering it for free