Young Entrepreneurs Should Possess Islamic Traits

People starting business at a young age will confront a lot of challenges so that having Islamic characters is a proper mean for them, particularly Muslim youths. Using Al-Qur’an as a guide to run a business is a characteristic of religious young business persons.

“Business is worship if we do it based on Al-Qur’an” declared Muhammad Ghufron Mustaqim, a speaker at the Luster of UMY: Creative Student Fest on Saturday (28/4) at Sportorium of Universitas Muuhammadiyah Yogyakarta (UMY).

Ghufron, who is also Vice President of Sale Stock, thought that many millennial generations follow current trends and forget their identity. For instance, when Western culture spreads around the world and comes to Indonesia, a lot of youths imitate it so that they lose their traits as Muslims,” he told at the event conducted by Student Entrepreneurship and Business Incubator (SEBI) of UMY collaborating with Student Executive Board (BEM) of UMY.

Ghufron added that business persons should also be able to solve social issues. “Business should not always be profit-oriented, but it should contribute to overcome social problems such as unemployment. It should be able to open job vacancies,” he emphasized.

Meanwhile, Co-Founder & CEO of Tamasia Muhammad Assad mentioned three aspects to do to be successful at the young age, namely husnudzon (positive thinking), ikhtiar (hard working), and praying to Allah SWT. He also said that good education and friends are essential factors. “Do not leave your education for commencing business. Create broad positive networks wherever you are,” stressed Assad who pursued his master’s degree in Islamic Finance at Hamad bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar.

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