I have born into a family of entrepreneurs. I also have been raised as entrepreneur. Though my mother and my late father both were business owners, they always emphasized the importance of "you want it, you earn it" motto. My father especially, he always had such a unique way to teach us how to appreciate the value of money.
There was a time in my childhood, when I really wanted to have something that all my other friends have. Rather than giving me the thing that I want, he gave me lots of pineapples that he harvested from the farm. So, me and my sister had to open a small booth to sell these pineapples, and share the money to finally buy the things we want.
There were many other occasions when he gave us the 'fishing reel' not the 'fish'. Though it was really hard for us to gone through it back then, now I realize how lucky I am to have the opportunities to experience all of that.
My father also thought me and my siblings the 'good feeling' of helping others, and to be humble all the time. I really thankful for having a very thoughtful and inspiring dad.
Today, i really want to share things that i learned from him through an NGO that I built with my sister and friends. I am so happy that we all share the same dreams, that is to influence as many people as possible to become entrepreneurs, and to give back to the community once they succeed.
Wouldn't it be great if we have more people as muzakki (zakat/charity giver) than mustahiq (zakat/charity receiver)?
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. Together, insha Allah, we can make a better future.