Trust in Allah
A man is absent from work one day & during that day his boss realises
how much work he does, so he decides to increase his pay. On pay day
when he receives more money, the man doesn’t say anything.
A few days later he is absent again & the boss becomes angry & decides
to cut his pay. When he receives less money on pay day, he again quietly
takes the money without saying anything.
The boss asks him the reason & he says that the first time I was absent I
was blessed with a child & when you increased my salary I realised that
he brought his own rizq (sustenance) with him.
The second time I lost my mother & when you decreased my salary I
knew she took her rizq with her. So why should I argue when Allah has
taken responsibility on Himself to provide rizq for everyone.
Rasulullah r said, “If you place your trust completely in Allah, as it ought
to be, then you will be provided in the same manner that birds are
provided. They leave in the morning with their belly empty and return
in the evening with their belly full.” (Tirmidhi)
Every person’s main worry & concern is his/her sustenance. This
overwhelming worry results in tension & high stress levels. The
moment man’s gaze moves away from Allah, then he begins to feel that
the burden of sustenance lies completely on his shoulders.
Man needs to take a lesson from the birds – the lesson of trust. Adopt
the means & make a reasonable effort, but always have one’s complete
trust in Allah. This will bring much relief in our lives.
In Ar Razzaq, the All Providing, I place my complete reliance & trust. It
is not my diplomas, degrees or business deals that guarantee my
provision. It is only through His Mercy that He Provides for me, his
sinful servant, even without asking.