Fasaad [Mischief or Corruption] Is Not Allowed In the Earth When Buying and Selling, and When Negotiating Trade Deals Etc
In The Name of Allaah, The Most Merciful, The Bestower of Mercy
Allaah (The Most High) says that Shu’aib (alayhis-salaam) said to his people:
وَيَـٰقَوۡمِ أَوۡفُواْ ٱلۡمِڪۡيَالَ وَٱلۡمِيزَانَ بِٱلۡقِسۡطِۖ وَلَا تَبۡخَسُواْ ٱلنَّاسَ أَشۡيَآءَهُمۡ وَلَا تَعۡثَوۡاْ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ مُفۡسِدِينَ
[وَيَـٰقَوۡمِ أَوۡفُواْ ٱلۡمِڪۡيَالَ وَٱلۡمِيزَانَ بِٱلۡقِسۡطِۖ – And O my people! Give full measure and weight in justice] – Meaning: The (same) justice (or fairness) you would be pleased to be treated with (by others).
[وَلَا تَبۡخَسُواْ ٱلنَّاسَ أَشۡيَآءَهُمۡ – and reduce not the things that are due to the people] – Meaning: Do not reduce what (is due to the people of merchandise or commodities), and thus you steal them due to giving lesser in measurement and weight.
[وَلَا تَعۡثَوۡاْ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ مُفۡسِدِينَ- and do not commit mischief in the land, causing corruption]- Meaning: For indeed persistence in disobedience (to Allaah) corrupts the religious affairs, the (sound) creed and the worldly affairs, and destroys the crops and cattle.
[Source: Tayseer Al-kareem Ar-Rahmaan Fee Tafseer Kalaam al-Mannaan’ by Imaam As-Sadi (rahimahullaah). Abridged & slightly paraphrased]
To be continued…InshaaAllaah