This text analyses verses of the Holy Qur’an and narrations showing how it honors labour and the labourers, condemns ineptitude, dependence on others, and laziness, placing human beings’ value in the measurement of their own accomplishments in every aspect of their life.
At the same time, though, Islam warns against focusing too much on work and amassing wealth, as all the existing things on earth as means to satisfy legitimate human needs, and no more and the rest should be used to help the less fortunate and to be shared for the improvement of communities, and no one should monopolize profits and wealth, or get rich at the expense of impoverished, downtrodden people.