The religion Islam gives lot of significance and importance on work. In various places in Quran, the significance and importance of time has mentioned in various places. It is also said that time must not be wasted in useless activities. In the Holy Quran, Almighty Allah has drawn attention to all the creations that can achieve the best possible results with the help of proper planning. As a true Muslim believes in the fact that nothing can be created without doing proper planning. Almighty Allah describes in the Holy Quran that how both heavens and earth were created in the period of seven days. This shows a sign for all the mankind. After this, Quran gives a message to humanity that it must play a positive role towards earth and it must also work for making it a better place.
As it is said in the Holy Quran:
“That man can have nothing but what he strives for; That (the fruit of) his striving will soon come in sight: Then will he be rewarded with a reward complete.” (An-Najm 53:39-41)
In Islam, lots of significance and importance is given to the fact that it is considered as the act of worship. There is a wrong perception among some people that they are very dedicated towards the worship of Almighty Allah, as a result they do not find enough time for work. But the fact is that Islam is a religion that on one hand emphasizes on worshipping the creator, while on the other hand, it also emphasizes on working for survival as well. Almighty Allah tells in the Holy Quran that you should make the best use of available resources that were created for you. It is important to develop the habit of Quran Learning and Reading, as it will help you in developing better understanding of Islam. Islam is a religion that emphasizes on becoming a useful part of the working and productive society. The last messenger Prophet Muhammad(P.B.U.H) also used to seek refuge from idleness and refuge.
Before he was chosen as the messenger of Almighty Allah, he was regarded as a hardworking person. This also raised the level of respect in the eyes of his employer. His Wife Hazrat Khadija also spoke about all of his merits and virtues. The fact is that Prophet Muhammad(P.B.U.H) maintained a good balance between work and worship. In a similar manner, Muslims must also work and be consistent regarding their act of worship, furthermore, they must also work hard for earning a better livelihood. According to the companions of Prophet Muhammad(P.B.U.H), Prophet Muhammad(P.B.U.H) regarded work as a part of worship.