RIZQ AND EFFORT

RIZQ (worldly sustenance – food, clothing, shelter) is predetermined. Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said: “Rizq is sealed and the avaricious one is deprived.” Regardless of business acumen and effort, everyone will receive only the amount of Rizq Allah Ta’ala has determined for him, nothing more and nothing less. Rizq is not the product of our efforts. It is the decree of Allah Ta’ala. Whilst effort is a channel through which our predetermined Rizq reaches us, it is not the creator of the Rizq. Another channel through which Rizq is delivered to us is the weak and the poor. In this regard, Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) cited the following Hadith Qudsi (i.e. a statement of Allah Ta’ala): “Search for Me among your weak ones, for verily, you are being provided Rizq or being helped via your weak ones.” Assist the weak and the poor. Allah Ta’ala will grant barkat in your Rizq.

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