Seeking livelihood is a necessity in Islam, as it is a main factor to develop the world by working and earning a living depending on Allah and asking for assistance.
Unethicality may often appear when seeking livelihood such as stinginess, greediness and envy. To avoid such ethics, Islam encourages Muslims to be committed to essential ethical principles, specifically those that affect Muslims’ behavior. Chastity is a main principle that should be committed to in seeking livelihood in order to control Muslims’ behavior and keep to good ethics, such as contentment, satisfaction and thankfulness. As a result, the Muslim Community gain blessing in livelihood in addition to enjoying security and safety while fighting social problems such as begging and seeking ill-gained money.
Freijat, Sumaya Ahmed
"العفّة في طلب الّرزق وتطبيقاتها الفقهية Chastity in Asking for Livelihood and its Jurisprudential Applications,"
Jordan Journal of Islamic Studies: Vol. 15:
1, Article 18.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jois/vol15/iss1/18