EARNING MONEY FOR RIGHT CAUSE IS AN EIBADAH (PRAYER) Hazrat Kaab bin Agrah (RA) said, “Once a person passed in hurry iin front of Hazrat Mohammad (Saw) and his companions. That Person was making good efforts to earn his bread butter and was very sincere about his business. Companions of Prophet (SAW) said, “O messenger of Allah (saw), this person is so serious about his earning and making so much effort for it. If he had used his efforts and sincerity for noble cause of Allah, it would have been much netter for him. To this the messenger of Allah (saw) said, “If he is earning to feed his children, his effort will be counted as a struggle for noble cause of Allah. If he is earning to look after his old parents, then also his struggle will be counted as a struggle for noble cause. If he is earning so that he need not beg to feed himself, then also his earnings and hard struggle will be counted as a struggle for noble cause of Allah. But if he is earning and increasing wealth so that he can show his prosperity and prove his superiority over others, then such struggle is wrong and will be counted as a struggle for wrong cause of devil (satan).” In fact, even the Prophet of Allah(SAW) used to earn from his own hands. Once, he (SAW) stated, "Allah did not send any prophet except that he used to be a shepherd of sheep." So the companions asked, "Including you, O Messenger of Allah?" He replied, "Yes, I used to be a shepherd for the people of Makkah, in return for some qararit (i.e., coins of copper)."  The Prophet (SAW) was not embarrassed or ashamed to inform his companions that he used to work as a shepherd in return for a very small amount of money (qararit).