“Allaah has permitted trading”
[al-Baqarah 2:275]

Online Islamic shop is a highly required need for Muslims everywhere on the globe as Muslims are known to have preference for permissible consumption (Halaal) always. This means to give a huge assortment of several usable business items, and services, profiting Muslim Brethren that are buyers and sellers dealing on trust (Amaanah) as preached by Islam; it likewise offers unique opportunity for strict significance on the Islamic-related festivals and special gatherings, similar to Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Eid-ul Adha, Hajj and Umrah. One can without much of a stretch request presents for one’s friends and family or to fulfil one’s personal needs.

An organized online Islamic shop that is not only limited to social media platforms like Facebook, Whatsapp, Instragram, Twitter etc encourages much aligning interest to getting closer to goodness of knowledge by book-shopping as an example where old and young Nigerian Muslims can have endless access to varieties of books on the exegesis (tafseer) of the Holy Qur’an, Hadith, stories of the Prophets (Peace be upon them), DVDs on Tawheed and Aqeedah lectures and other teachings of Islam.

Also, in a structured online Islamic shop, one will discover Islamic-worship (Ibaadah) enhancements items, Apps on alerts for Adhan/Solat, and journals/magazines that can be an ideal gift for other Muslims.

Allaah says in the Holy Qur’an;

“Help you one another in Al-Birr and At-Taqwa (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression’ [al-Maa’idah 5:2]

In same vein, muslim sisters can procure the most recent assortment of indoor wears, indoor perfumery and indoor adornments in an Islamic shop. This structured and Muslim-focused e-market also promotes Islamic medicine i.e Honey, Fenugreek, Black seed, and zaitoon (olive), the restorative and helpful significance of which have altogether been laid by the Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him).

Not forgetting that one can easily order for Qur’an Bluetooth speakers, Qur’an reading tablets etc, and incline towards the recitation of the Holy Quran consistently; one can acquire them easily, including supplication mats, male perfumes, Jilbabs, caps and other new wares.

With an online Islamic store one will basically have access to Akhira-enhancing items without leaving the solace of one’s home, cruising all over, looking for the correct spot and afterward searching, one only need to order them and get the carts delivered within some time.

Not ending it that a structured online Islamic hub will be a major safety point from business marauders and online scammers that poses huge threats to e-businesses, as they will be standardised framework for escrow services and business dealings strictly based on the provisions of Islam and Sunnah of the blessed Prophet Muhammad (SallaLLaahu alayhi wasalam).

Lawal Afeez Arishekola
Lagos, Nigeria
8th January, 2021


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