Rizq (provision/sustenance) is not just confined to money in our bank account, status, business or food. It is far more extensive. The provisions of Allah may be in having tranquility, guidance, a smile on your face, your parents’ love, your spouse’s support, your child’s obedience, good friends who are always there for you, having respect […]"
Rizq (provision/sustenance) is not just confined to money in our bank account, status, business or food.
It is far more extensive. The provisions of Allah may be in having tranquility, guidance, a smile on your face, your parents’ love, your spouse’s support, your child’s obedience, good friends who are always there for you, having respect of people around you and anything that gives you comfort and uplifts your spirits.
Everything that we have is rizq from our Creator, as He says in the Quran:
“Verily, Allah is the AllProvider.” [Quran, 51:58]
Here are the ways mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah where Allah promises us an increase in rizq
1. BEING MINDFUL OF ALLAH AND TRUSTING HIM
“And whosoever fears Allah and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty). And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. And whoever relies upon Allah – then He is sufficient for him. Indeed, Allah will accomplish His purpose. Allah has already set for everything a [decreed] extent.”[Al Talaaq 65:2-3]
“And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, “If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor]; but if you deny, indeed, My punishment is severe.” (Quran, 14:7)
3. SEEKING FORGIVENESS
And said, “Ask forgiveness of your Lord. Indeed, He is ever a Perpetual Forgiver. He will send [rain from] the sky upon you in [continuing] showers. And give you increase in wealth and children and provide for you gardens and provide for you rivers.” (Quran, 71:12)
4. INCREASING IN CHARITY
Spending on charity does not decrease wealth and only blesses it.
“Who is it that would loan Allah a goodly loan so He may multiply it for him many times over? And it is Allah who withholds and grants abundance, and to Him you will be returned.” (Quran, 2:245)
5. MAINTAINING THE TIES OF KINSHIP
“Whoever would like his rizq (provision) to be increased and his life to be extended, should uphold the ties of kinship.” (Bukhari 2067 and Muslim 2557) “His rizq (provision) to be increased” means to be expanded and made abundant or, it was said, to be blessed (barakah). [An Nawawi]
6. MAKING DU’A
Du’a is a very important way to expand ones provision as the Prophet of Allah (salAllahu alaihy wasallam) has told us that nothing can change the Divine decree except du’a. (Narrated by Ahmad, 5/677)
The Messenger of Allah (salAllahu alaihy wasallam) used to say after Fajr prayer:
“O Allah, I ask you for good (halal) provision, beneficial knowledge and accepted good deeds.” (Ibn Majah 925)
7. PERFORMING HAJJ OFTEN WIPES OUT POVERTY
The Prophet (salAllahu alaihy wasallam) said:
“Perform Hajj and ‘Umrah successively for they remove poverty and sins just as fire removes the impurities of iron.” (Tirmithi and Ibn Majah)