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I started a business on facebook. started to do well my brother has started to copy my business style.i Dont have any issues with his facebook account anyone can have but he started sending friend request to my friends list to sell his products which is same. Is it not wrong on his part to do this i mean he should spend some time making his own list of people like i did. Is it ok if i hide my business list from him. It took me one year to create this list hours and hours of hardwork bring product to perfection and within few seconds he started selling my idea.


Salam Alaykum,

While his business style might be unethical, your strategy of keeping your customers and clients confidential is the right way to go. You have the right to protect your business ideas and customers, in order to reap benefits from the hard work you have invested. You can also prevent the strain in your relationship with your brother by having a conversation with him regarding this, but it has to be in an honest and polite manner.

Allah is the Provider of sustenance; people can devise all sorts of plans, but Allah is the Ultimate Planner.

All we need to do is place our trust in Him: “And whoever places his trust in Allah, He is sufficient for him.” (Surah At-Talaq: 3)”

Irfan D.