Here is another honest article from a Muslim that Muhammad indeed made a living from looting kuffars.
The Income Source Of Muslim Ummah
The Islamic state is unique in history; it is the only state that did not tax its population. Why did it not tax its population? It had income that came from:
→ pajak terhadap kafir Kristen dan Yahudi
→ tax on agricultural land
→ loot of war
→ Fay’ is what is taken from the disbelievers without a fight. Such as the disbelievers fearing the Muslims and running away from their positions and they leave behind booty, or if they surrender without a fight, or they pay Jizyah. The distribution of the fay’ is up to the Imam.. (Reported by Ahmad and At-Tabarani. Classified Saheeh. Saheeh Al-Jaami’ As-Sagheer No. 2828
All of these are income that comes from Jihad; so the government does not have to tax the population anymore. But now that the Muslim Ummah is not doing Jihad fe Sabeelillah, they end up taxing the population and Rasoolullah (sallallahu ‘alayhe wassallam) said ‘Taxes is haraam and the one who deals in any job related to taxes is cursed.’So the solution is right there it just needs people to wake up and read the simple hadith and follow its meanings.
Ibn Rajab al-Hanbal (rahimahullah) mentioned that one of the Salaf[Pious Predecessors] was asked ‘Why don’t you get yourself a farm for you and your family?’ He said ‘Allah ‘Azza wa Jall has sent me to kill the farmer and take his farm.’When ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anhu) had heard that the Sahabah were busy cultivating the very fertile land that they won through Ghaneema[Spoils of War]from Jihad fe Sabeelillah in Jordan, he waited until the time of harvest and then ordered that all of the farms be burned down to the ground. So some of the Sahabah came complaining and he said ‘This is the job of the people of the book; your job is to fight Jihad fe Sabeelillah and spread the religion of Allah.’[SubhanAllah, a similar incident is as follows: Narrated by Abu Ayyub: Abu Imran said: We went out on an expedition from Madinah with the intention of (attacking) Constantinople. Abdur Rahman ibn Khalid ibn al-Waleed was the leader of the company. The Romans were just keeping their backs to the walls of the city. A man (suddenly) attacked the enemy. Thereupon the people said: Stop! Stop! There is no god but Allah. He is putting himself into danger. Abu Ayyub said: This verse was revealed about us, the group of the Ansaar (the Helpers). When Allah helped His Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhe wassallam) and gave Islam dominance, we said (i.e. thought): Come on! Let us stay in our property and improve it. Thereupon Allah, the Exalted, revealed, "And spend of your substance in the cause of Allah, and make not your hands contribute to (your destruction)" (al-Baqarah: 195). To put oneself into danger means that we stay in our property and commit ourselves to its improvement, and abandon fighting (i.e. Jihad). Abu Imran said: Abu Ayyub continued to do Jihad fe Sabeelillah until he (died and) was buried in Constantinople. (Sunan Abu Dawud: Book 14, Number 2506)]
Leave the farming to the people of the book, you go and spread the religion of Allah ‘Azza wa Jall; they will farm and they will feed you
; they will pay Jizya,[Tax money that the Kuffar pay under Khilafah] they will pay Kharaaj[Kharaaj is a tax on agricultural land]because Rasoolullah (sallallahu ‘alayhe wassallam) said, “My rizq (sustenance) comes beneath the shadow of my spear.
(Reported by Ahmad and At-Tabarani. Classified Saheeh. Saheeh Al-Jaami’ As-Sagheer No. 2828)
So if the rizq of Rasoolullah (sallallahu ‘alayhe wassallam) was through Ghaneema it must be the best rizq and better than farming, business, shepherding and better than anything else because Rasoolullah (sallallahu ‘alayhe wassallam) said: “My rizq (sustenance) comes beneath the shadow of my spear
Looting kuffars is the best way to earn a living! Kuffar will work hard to feed the Muslim who conquered them. Yeah!! Is this a religion of looting or what?