Friday, 19 October 2012

14+ TIPS TO INCREASE YOUR RIZQ & SUSTENANCE THE HALAAL WAY





















Table of Contents 


1) ALLAH HAS TAKEN THE RESPONSIBILITY OF PROVIDING US SUSTENANCE (RIZQ) 


2) WHAT IS RIZQ? DOES IT MEAN "MONEY" ONLY?


3)WHEN IS OUR SUSTENANCE AND LIVELIHOOD DECIDED?


4) WARNING FROM EARNING WEALTH IN A HARAAM WAY !AS IT WON'T BENEFIT US EITHER 
IN CHARITY OR HEREAFTER ! 


5) 14+ METHODS OF INCREASING THE SUSTENANCE HALAL WAY 


6) WARNING FROM INDULGING IN SEEKING KNOWLEDGE OR ETC ON THE EXPENSE OF FORSAKING ONE'S RESPONSIBILITY 


7) CONCLUSION & STRONG ADVICE 


8) FAQ : FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION 


9) TIP : A DU`A YOU COULD SUPPLICATE WITH IN SUJOOD OR ELSEWHERE

Prophet (sallalahu `alayhi wa sallam) said "A time will come when a person will not care about how he has acquired things legally or illegally." (Sahih al-Bukharee)

How many courses, meetings, counselling, clothes, communication classes and etc have we all done , purchased and gone through to get a decent job with a decent salary? Well fact's a fact ! Human does any and everything for sustenance. However, in this post i shall enlist some methods from Qur'an and Sunnah to increase the sustenance and means of Livelihood the HALAAL WAY



1) ALLAH HAS TAKEN THE RESPONSIBILITY OF PROVIDING US SUSTENANCE (RIZQ) 


In order to understand Allah’s Name ar-Razzaq, we need to know what rizq means. Rizq is what has been apportioned for you which benefits you. So Allah (swt) is ar-Razzaq—He is the One who creates your rizq, and takes it upon Himself to deliver what He has apportioned to His servants. He provides this sustenance to everyone: Muslim and non-Muslim, woman and man, humans and animals and plants. It encompasses everything on earth. Allah (swt) says in the Qur’an:

“And there is no creature on earth but that upon Allah is its provision [rizq], and He knows its place of dwelling and place of storage. All is in a clear register.” (Qur’an, 11:6)


“And in the heaven is your provision and whatever you are promised. Then by the Lord of the heaven and earth, indeed, it is truth – just as [sure as] it is that you are speaking.” (Qur’an, 51:22-23)

2) WHAT IS RIZQ? DOES IT MEAN "MONEY" ONLY?


When we refer to rizq, many people assume it is just money. But rizq is what benefits you. So it can be money , religion and any other material thing in this world. It can also be something emotional. And it can be spiritual rizq. The person who takes it upon himself to attend talks, surround himself with good people and increase in the good that he does is taking the steps to feed his soul. And Allah (swt) will raise his station because of that.

3)WHEN IS OUR SUSTENANCE AND LIVELIHOOD DECIDED?


Narrated AbudDarda' : Allah's Messenger   said: Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, has ordained for every servant amongst His creation five things: his death, his action, his abode, the places of his moving about and his means of sustenance. [Hadith - Tirmidhi and Ahmad]


The Prophet   said, "Allah has appointed an angel in the womb, and the angel says, 'O Lord! A drop of discharge (i.e. of semen), O Lord! a clot, O Lord! a piece of flesh.' And then, if Allah wishes to complete the child's creation, the angel will say. 'O Lord! A male or a female? O Lord! wretched or blessed (in religion)? What will his livelihood be? What will his age be?' The angel writes all this while the child is in the womb of its mother." [Sahih Al Bukhaari] 


The prophet (sallalahu `alayhi wa sallam) is reported to have said :


لو أن ابن آدم هرب من رزقه كما يهرب من الموت لأدركه رزقه كما يدركه الموت

Even if the son of Adam were to flee from his sustenance like he flees from death, his sustenance would still reach him just like his death will reach him


[Ref: Silsilah Ahadeeth Saheeha (952); but has weakness in it. Al-Bayhaqi said this is saheeh only mawqoofan. However, even if this narration is dha`eef, it's meaning is agreed upon by the Muslims and there are other ahadeeth supporting it's matan]



Say: "Nothing shall ever happen to us except what Allah has ordained for us.  He is our Maula (Lord, Helper and Protector)."  And in Allah let the believers put their trust.[The Noble Qur'an - At-Tauba 9:51]

And everything, small and big is written (in Al-Lauh Al-Mahfûz already beforehand i.e. before it befalls, or is done by its doer). [The Noble Qur'an - Al-Qamar 54:53]

4) WARNING FROM EARNING WEALTH IN A HARAAM WAY !AS IT WON'T BENEFIT US EITHER IN CHARITY OR HEREAFTER !





عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ مَسْعُودٍ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ قَسَمَ بَيْنَكُمْ أَخْلَاقَكُمْ كَمَا قَسَمَ بَيْنَكُمْ أَرْزَاقَكُمْ وَإِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ يُعْطِي الدُّنْيَا مَنْ يُحِبُّ وَمَنْ لَا يُحِبُّ وَلَا يُعْطِي الدِّينَ إِلَّا لِمَنْ أَحَبَّ فَمَنْ أَعْطَاهُ اللَّهُ الدِّينَ فَقَدْ أَحَبَّهُ وَالَّذِي نَفْسِي بِيَدِهِ لَا يُسْلِمُ عَبْدٌ حَتَّى يَسْلَمَ قَلْبُهُ وَلِسَانُهُ وَلَا يُؤْمِنُ حَتَّى يَأْمَنَ جَارُهُ بَوَائِقَهُ قَالُوا وَمَا بَوَائِقُهُ يَا نَبِيَّ اللَّهِ قَالَ غَشْمُهُ وَظُلْمُهُ وَلَا يَكْسِبُ عَبْدٌ مَالًا مِنْ حَرَامٍ فَيُنْفِقَ مِنْهُ فَيُبَارَكَ لَهُ فِيهِ وَلَا يَتَصَدَّقُ بِهِ فَيُقْبَلَ مِنْهُ وَلَا يَتْرُكُ خَلْفَ ظَهْرِهِ إِلَّا كَانَ زَادَهُ إِلَى النَّارِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ لَا يَمْحُو السَّيِّئَ بِالسَّيِّئِ وَلَكِنْ يَمْحُو السَّيِّئَ بِالْحَسَنِ إِنَّ الْخَبِيثَ لَا يَمْحُو الْخَبِيث


Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah has divided your character between you just as He has divided your provision between you. Verily, Allah the Exalted gives the world to those He loves and to those He does not love, but He only gives the religion to those He loves. Whoever is given the religion, then Allah has loved him. By the one in whose hand is my soul, a servant will not submit until he submits his heart and his tongue. None of you has faith until his neighbor is safe from his evil.” They said, “What is its evil, O Prophet of Allah?” The Prophet said, “His tyranny and oppression. A servant cannot earn wealth from what is forbidden and spend it and receive blessings in it. He cannot give in charity from it and have it be accepted. He cannot leave it behind his back except that it increases him in the Hellfire. Verily, Allah the Exalted does not expiate an evil deed with an evil deed. Rather, He expiates an evil deed with a good deed. Verily, a wicked deed cannot expiate a wicked deed.” 


[Ref: Musnad Ahmad 3663, Saheeh by Ahmad Shaakir]


The prophet (sallalahu `alayhi wa sallam) said : When one donates charity equal to a date from pure earnings, – and Allah will only accept that which is pure- Allah accepts it and grows it (the reward) just like some of you grow your young animals until it (the reward) reaches the size of a mountain.


[Ref: Sahih Bukhari, hadith: 1410]


وفي رواية زهده الله في الدنيا وروي أن سعداً سأل رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم أن يسأل الله تعالى أن يجعله مجاب الدعوة فقال له أطب طعمتك تستجب دعوتك

Once Sa`ad said to the Prophet (sallalahu `alayhi wa sallam) : Pray to Allah that He may accept my invocation (du`a). The Prophet said : Eat lawful food and for that your invocation will be accepted

Tahkeeq : أخرجه الطبراني في الأوسط من حديث ابن عباس وفيه من لا أعرفه – Dha`eef

" مَنِ اشْتَرَى ثَوْبًا بِعَشَرَةِ دَرَاهِمَ ، فِي ثَمَنِهِ دِرْهَمٌ حَرَامٌ ، لَمْ يَقْبَلِ اللَّهُ لَهُ صَلاةً مَا دَامَ عَلَيْهِ

The Prophet said If a man purchases a cloth with ten dirhams and if one dirham out of them is unlawful, his prayer will not be accepted till a portion of that cloth remains in his body.

Tahkeeq : رواه أحمد من حديث ابن عمر بسند ضعيف. Also narrated by  In tadhkiratul Huffadh  : http://library.islamweb.net/hadith/display_hbook.php?hflag=1&bk_no=4182&pid=927327 

Imam Dhahabi says : ثُمَّ وَضَعَ إِصْبَعَيْهِ فِي أُذُنَيْهِ فَقَالَ : صَمْتًا إِنْ لَمْ أَكُنْ سَمِعْتُهُ مِنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ . . . الْحَدِيثَ . رَوَاهُ عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ أَبِي عِلاجٍ الْمَوْصِلِيُّ ، عَنْ مَالِكٍ ، عَنْ نَافِعٍ ، عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ . وَعَبْدُ اللَّهِ كَذَّابٌ ، وَهُوَ الَّذِي صَنَعَهُ ، وَرَوَاهُ بَقِيَّةُ بْنُ الْوَلِيدِ ، عَنْ زَيْدِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ الْجُهَيْنِيِّ ، عَنِ ابْنِ جَعْوَنَةَ ، عَنْ هَاشِمٍ الأَوْقَصِ ، عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ . وَهَذَا إِسْنَادٌ شِبْهُ لا شَيْءَ .
i.e Dha`eef

وفي حديث ابن عباس عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّ لله ملكاً على بيت المقدس ينادي كل ليلة من أكل حراماً لم يقبل منه صرف ولا عدل (6)
فقيل الصرف النافلة والعدل الفريضة

An angel residing in Baitul Muqaddis proclaims every night : Saraf and Adal will not be accepted from a person who eats unlawful food. Saraf means optional and sunnat actions and Adal means compulsory duties. [In other words, compulsory duties and optional duties will not be accepted from him if he earns or intakes haraam wealth. ]

Tahkeeq: وهو منكر – Munkar
وَقَالَ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ لم يبال من أين اكتسب المال لم يبال الله من أين أدخله النار (

The Prophet said : If a man does not care wherefrom he earns his wealth, God will not care by which path he will enter Hell.

Tahkeeq:  قال ابن العربي في عارضة الأحوذى شرح الترمذي انه باطل لم يصح ولا يصح – Baatil (false) 



حديث أبي سعيد الخدري: قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وَسَلَّمَ: "يَقْبَلُ اللَّهُ صَدَقَةَ الْعَبْدِ مِنْ كَسْبٍ طَيِّبٍ, وَلا يَقْبَلُ الله إِلا طَيِّبًا, وَلا يَصْعَدُ إِلَيْهِ إلا الطيب, فَيَأْخُذُ التَّمْرَةَ فَيُرَبِّيهَا حَتَّى يَجْعَلَهَا مثل الجبل"


 Narration of Abu Sa’eed al-Khudri: The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) said, ‘Allah accepts the charity of the servant from the pure earning, and Allah does not accept except for pure and nothing ascends to him except the pure. So he accepts the date and brings it up till He makes it like a mountain.’

[Ref: Mukhtasar Uluw of al-Albani's takhreej on Dhahabi's al-`Uluw (1/86) Shamela] 



5) METHODS OF INCREASING THE SUSTENANCE HALAL WAY : 


1)    Tawbah (Repentance) from sins:


The prophet (sallalahu `alayhi wa sallam) said : 

 إِنَّ الرَّجُلَ لَيُحْرَمُ الرِّزْقَ بِالذَّنْبِ يُصِيبُهُ

A servant (of Allah) is deprived of Rizq (provision) because of the sin they commit

[Ref: Ibn Majah, Sunan, Introduction, no.90; and  Ahmad Ibn Hanbal, Musnad, vol.5, p.280., Saheeh according to some Muhaddith]

{I (Nuh) said (to them): ‘Ask forgiveness from your Lord, verily, He is Oft-forgiving; He will send rain to you in abundance, and give you increase in wealth and children, and bestow on you gardens and bestow on you rivers.} [Surah an-Nuh (71): 10-12]

There are many people who seek (Allaah’s) forgiveness, probably seeking forgiveness many times a day; but nothing increases for them except in poverty. Why? The answer is: their repentance is a mere utterance with their tongues. Such repentance, that a person may do every day and after each prayer, becomes a kind of pastime and is of no avail. Your repentance, O Muslim brothers, without consciousness and without any actual practice is a sheer absurdity. It is a must for you that you come out of such a trait. For there are people who say: “ASTAGHFIRULLAAHASTAGHFIRULLAAH”, with their tongues, not with their hearts, and do not understand the meaning of it (nor do they let go of their sinful ways).


{O my people! Ask forgiveness of your Lord and then repent to Him, He will send you (from the sky) abundant rain, and add strength to your strength, so do not turn away as criminals (disbelievers in the Oneness of Allaah).} [Surah Hood (11): 52]


And (commanding you): "Seek the forgiveness of your Lord, and turn to Him in repentance, that He may grant you good enjoyment, for a term appointed, and bestow His abounding Grace to every owner of grace (i.e. the one who helps and serves needy and deserving, physically and with his wealth, and even with good words). But if you turn away, then I fear for you the torment of a Great Day (i.e. the Day of Resurrection). [Surah Hood, Verse 3]


2)    Taqwa (God-consciousness) and Obedience to Allah:


{And whosoever fears Allaah 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.} [Surah at-Talaq (65): 2-3]


Shaykh al-Albaanee in one of his al-Asaalah magazine of Jordon quoted : 


"...And the hadeeth has another supporting evidence with Al-Khateeb (11/361) in mursal form concerning a road story. He reported it from 'Abd-ur-Razzaaq Ibn Sulaimaan Ibn 'Alee Ibn Al-Ja'ad who said: I heard my father say: 

"Once Al-Ma'moon (the Khaleefah at that time) went to visit the jewellers in the market place. So he haggled with them on the price of an object that they had. Then Al-Ma'moon embarked on completing some of his needs. Then he left, so everyone that was in that gathering stood up for him except for Ibn Al-Ja'ad, for he did not stand. So Al-Ma'moon looked at him with an expression of of anger. Then he took him to the side and said: 'O Shaikh, what prevented you from standing up for me as your companions stand up for me?' So he ('Alee Ibn Al-Ja'ad) said: 'I honor the Ameer Al-Mu'mineen too much (to stand up for him) because of the hadeeth that we report from the Prophet, sallAllaahu 'alayhi
wa sallam.' He said: 'What is it?' "Alee Ibn Al-Ja'ad said: 'I heard Al-Mubaraak Ibn Fudaalah say: I heard Al-Hasan say: the Prophet, sallAllaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, said…'Whoever is pleased that the Children of Adam (mankind) stand up for him, Hellfire becomes binding upon him.'"

So Al-Ma'moon lowered his head pondering over the hadeeth. Then he raised his head and said: 'No one should buy except from this Shaikh.' So the people bought only from that
Shaikh on that day till he had the amount of thirty thousand deenaars."

So Allaah's saying:

"And whoever fears Allaah, he will make a way out for him (i.e. from difficulty), and he will provide for him from places he never imagined" became a reality for 'Alee Ibn Al-Ja'ad



The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, when the unbeliever performs a good deed he is given a taste of its reward in the world. As for the believer, Allah will store his good deeds for him in the Hereafter and provide his sustenance in the world due to his obedience.”

[Ref: Saheeh Muslim 2808]



{And if the people of the towns had believed and had Taqwa (piety), certainly, We should have opened for them blessings from the heaven and the earth, but they belied (the Messengers). So we took them (with punishment) for what they used to earn.} [Surah al-A`raf (7): 96]

{And if only they (the Jews and the Christians) had acted according to the Taurat, and the Injeel, and what has (now) been sent down to them from their Lord (the Qur’aan), they would surely, have gotten provision from above them and underneath their feet…} [Surah al-Ma’idah (5): 66]


{If they (the non-Muslims) had believed in Allaah, and went on the Right Way (i.e. Islaam), We would surely, have bestowed on them water (rain) in abundance.} [Surah al-Jinn (72): 16]


{If you give thanks (by accepting Faith and worshipping none but Allaah), I will give you more (of My Blessings); but if you are thankless, verily, My punishment is indeed severe.} [Surah Ibrahim (14): 7]


Many Muslim owners of companies and establishments, and even some employees and workers, know that they are engaged in (things which are) violating the Shari`ah(Islaamic Legislation), irrespective of what they say and claim. They know very well, even before others (have to address them), that they are engaged in forbidden acts like riba (usury & interest), gambling, deceiving (illegal) contracts, helping one another in sins and other forbidden things. Some of them know it for sure that they are really involved and entangled (in the things which are Haraam), but the love of wealth and fear of poverty makes them stick fast to these prohibited acts and practices (muharramaat). And the best of them in such a state will say to you: "Excuse me! But give me a substitute for this prohibited act, so that I may leave it."

How strange! How do you expect a substitute from Allaah سبحانه و تعالى while you do not want to leave these sinful ways? You alone will be accountable for the wrongs which you have committed. Replacement comes only with leaving the forbidden (Muharramaat).

{Verily, Allaah will not change the condition of a people as long as they do not change their state themselves.} [Surah ar-Ra`d (13): 11]



3)    Silat-ur-rahem (Observing bonds of kinship- i.e family):



Narrated Abu Huraira: I heard Allaah's Apostle صلى الله عليه وسلم saying, "Whoever is pleased that he be granted more wealth and that his lease (span) of life be prolonged, then he should keep good relations with his kin." [Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 8, Kitab al-Adab, Hadith 14 & 15 , 5985and Sahih Muslim]

Abu Hurayrah reported that the Prophet :saws: said: “Learn enough of your lineage, so that you can establish the ties of kinship, for establish the ties of kinship increases the love amongst families and multiplies wealthand extends age” [Shaykh Al-Albani in Sahih Sunan Al-Tirmidhi (2/190)]

Abu Bakrah reported the Messenger Of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم as saying: “There is no wrong action which Allaah is swifter to punish in this world – in addition to the punishment which He has stored up for the wrongdoer in the Next World – than oppression and cutting off ties of kinship. [The swiftest of good deeds in retribution is the (act of) fulfilling the ties of kinship. So much so, that it is possible that a family can be evil, but their money and their numbers will increase if they fulfill the ties of kinship.]” [Sahih Ibn Hibban 440. Part of the Hadith is narrated by Abu Dawood 4902, Ibn Majah 4211, Tirmidhi 2511, Adab Al Mufrad of Imam al-Bukhari, and Tabarani and authenticated by Shaikh Al-Albani in as-Saheehah 918. The second part was also authenticated by Shaikh al-Albaanee in Saheeh al-Jaami` 5705]

Note : Severing the ties of Family no matter what is a very deadly and grievous sin. See this link for details and proofs : http://the-finalrevelation.blogspot.in/2012/10/obligation-of-upholding-ties-of-family.html



4)    Sadaqah (Charity):


{And whatsoever you spend of anything (in Allaah’s cause), He will replace it. And He is the best of providers.} [Surah as-Saba’ (34): 39]


{Shaytaan (Satan) threatens you with poverty and orders you to commit lewdness; whereas Allaah promises you Forgiveness from Himself and Bounty, and Allaah is All-sufficient for His creatures’ needs, All-Knower.} [Surah al-Baqarah (2): 268]


Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said, "Every day two angels come down from Heaven and one of them says, 'O Allaah! Compensate every person who spends in Your cause,' and the other (angel) says, 'O Allaah! Destroy every miser.'" [Sahih Al-Bukhari, Vol. 2, Kitab az-Zakat, Hadith 522 and Sahih Muslim]



"You gain no victory or livelihood except through (the blessings and invocations of) the poor amongst you." [Sahih al-Bukhari, Vol. 4, Kitab al-Jihad, Hadith 145 and Sunan Nasa’i]


Say: "Truly, my Lord enlarges the provision for whom He wills of His slaves, and (also) restricts (it) for him, and whatsoever you spend of anything (in Allâh's Cause), He will replace it. And He is the Best of providers." [Surah Saba, Verse 39]


Abu Hurayrah said that the Prophet :saws: said: “ Allah has said: ‘O Son of Adam! Spend I will spend on you!” [Sahih Muslim (2/690)]



The Prophet :saws: said, “The only reason that you are aided in vicory (against your enemies) and provided with sustainance due to your weak?” [Al-Bukahri (14/179)]


The Prophet :saws: said, “While a person was in an open area of land, he heard voice in a cloud above him say. “water the garden of so-and-so!” So the cloud immediately departed, and started pouring its rain out on a rocky plain. A large crevice in the rocks collected all of this water. So the man followed the water (in its course), and he found a man standing in his garden, using an instrument to direct this water in different directions *(to irrigate his garden). He said to him, ‘O servant of Allah! What is your name?’ The man said ‘So-an-so,’ the same name that he had heard in the clouds! Then the man asked him, ‘O servant of Allah! Why are you asking me my name?’ So he responded. ‘I heard a voice in the clouds- the same clouds that this water came from o- saying, “water the garden of so-and-so” with your name. What do you interpret this as (i.e. why do you think this happened )?’ So he said, ‘If you say this (i.e. if what you say occurred), then (the reason for this is that) I see what (crops) come out of it (this graden), and I give one third in charity, and I eat wth my family one third of it, and I return one third of it (to cultivate more crops)”” and in another narration, it is reported that he said, …and I give one third of it to the poor, and the beggars, and the wayfarers.’ [Muslim (4/2288)]

5)    Ibaadah (Worship):


Abu Hurayrah stated that the Prophet :saws: said, “Allah says, ‘O son of Adam! Take time out to constantly worship me, I will fill your chest with richness , and remove your poverty. And if you donot do so. I will make your hands filled with occupation, and will not remove your poverty”[Musnad Imam Ahmad, Tirmidhi 2466, Ibn Majah 4107. Authenticated by Shaikh Al-Albaani, As-Saheehah 1359. The wordings are of Ibn Majah]


Devotion here doesn't mean that one should stop working and rely on others for his sustenance. To the contrary, it means that a Muslim seeks his sustenance (but does not spend his life chasing wealth); and especially during the times of ibaadah he should devote himself to Allaah with all his heart. So, do not be like those who pray with their bodies, but their hearts wander right and left.

{Indeed, those who recite the Book of Allaah and establish prayer and spend [in His cause] out of what We have provided them, secretly and publicly, [can] expect a profit that will never perish} [Surah Faatir (35): 29]

Maalik ibn Deenar رحمه الله said: “Make the obedience of Allaah your profession; you’ll earn profits without (having to) sell anything.” [Rawdhatul `Uqalaa’ (1/13)]



6)   Doing  Hajj and `Umrah:




Narrated Abdullah Ibn Mas`ood that the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:“Perform Hajj and `Umrah consecutively. Verily, the succession between the two (rituals) removes away poverty and removes away sins just as the bellows removes away the dross of iron and gold and silver. And a Hajj not mingled with a sin has no reward except paradise.” [Musnad Imam Ahmad, Tirmidhi 810, Nasa’i 2360 & 2361, Ibn Majah 2887. Authenticated by Shaikh Al-Albaani, As-Saheehah 1200.]



7)    Hijrah (Migration):


{He who migrates (from his home) in the Cause of Allaah, will find on earth many dwelling places and plenty to live by. And whosoever leaves his home as an emigrant unto Allaah and His Messenger, and death overtakes him, his reward is then surely incumbent upon Allaah. And Allaah is Ever Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.} [Surah al-Nisaa’ (4): 100]

We know the first migration for the cause of Islam was when the Muslims who were being tormented by their own clan,families, friends for accepting Islam, migrated to Abyssinia. The prophet (sallalahu `alayhi wa sallam) was of a rich and superior clan and status so in those days , where Tribal unity meant more than one's own life... only one with an equal status could harm someone from the opp. clan/tribe. Prophet Muhammad (sallalahu `alayhi wa sallam) belonged to Banu Hashim and it was indeed one of the strong holds of Makkah and a tribe that nourished some of the Nobles (Chiefs) of Makkah. So to harm Muhammad (sallalahu `alayhi wa sallam) required a huge back up and guts which the mushriqeen couldn't gather for Rasool (sallalahu `alayhi wa sallam) had the protection of his tribe and tribal wars lead to devastation. So the Mushriqeen resorted to hurting, killing and torturing members of their own clan of lower status , slaves and etc. Hence prophet (sallalahu `alayhi wa sallam) after seeing the unbearable torture Muslims had to undergo , he ordered them to migrate to Abyssiania the king of that Land being a just christian who treats with Justice. Nevertheless, Abbyssinia was the first of Hijrah wherein some of the famous sahaabis like Uthman ibn Affan (the third khalifa) , Jaafar ibn Abi Taalib (r.a) and etc migrated. The second migration was of the Muslims to Yathrib (Medinah). 

To read the beautiful Story of Prophet (sallalahu `alayhi wa sallam) Migration please visit this link : http://islamqa.info/en/ref/10063

To know when migration becomes compulsory please visit this link : http://islamqa.info/en/ref/27211

Note: Migration for the sake of Allah becomes valid only under requirement such as the conditions explained above which the sahaabas had to face. Otherwise if a muslim can pray and practise his religion migration is not obligatory upon him. 



Narrated Majashi: 
I took my brother to the Prophet after the Conquest (of Mecca) and said, "O Allah's Apostle! I have come to you with my brother so that you may take a pledge of allegiance from him for migration." The Prophet said, The people of migration (i.e. those who migrated to Medina before the Conquest) enjoyed the privileges of migration (i.e. there is no need for migration anymore)." I said to the Prophet, "For what will you take his pledge of allegiance?" The Prophet said, "I will take his pledge of allegiance for Islam, Belief, and for Jihad (i.e. fighting in Allah's Cause)". [


Sahih Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 59, Number 598]


Narrated 'Ata' bin Abi Rabah: 


'Ubaid bin 'Umar and I visited 'Aisha, and he asked her about the migration. She said, "There is no migration today. A believer used to flee with his religion to Allah and His Prophet for fear that he might be put to trial as regards his religion. Today Allah has rendered Islam victorious; therefore a believing one can worship one's Lord wherever one wishes. But there is Jihad (for Allah's Cause) and intentions." (See Hadith 42, in the 4th Vol. for its Explanation)

[Sahih Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 59, Number 602]


8)    
Tawakkul (Reliance upon Allaah alone):


Narrated `Umar Ibn Al-Khattab that he heard the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلمsaying: “If you would trust in Allaah as He truly should be trusted in, He would surely provide for you as He provides for the birds. They set out in the morning with empty stomachs and return in the evening with full stomachs.” [Musnad Imam Ahmad, Ibn Majah 4164, Tirmidhi 2344. Authenticated by Shaikh Al-Albaani, As-Saheehah 310.]

Anas bin Malik, said: "A man said: ‘O Messenger of Allaah, should I tie it (the camel) and make tawakkul, or let it go free and make tawakkul?' He صلى الله عليه وسلمsaid: "Tie it and make tawakkul.'" [At-Tirmidhi]

And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. And whosoever puts his trust in Allâh, then He will suffice him. Verily, Allâh will accomplish his purpose. Indeed Allâh has set a measure for all things. [Surah Al-Talq, Verse 2-3]  

Would that they were contented with what Allâh and His Messenger (SAW) gave them and had said: "Allâh is Sufficient for us. Allâh will give us of His Bounty, and so will His Messenger (from alms, etc.). We implore Allâh (to enrich us)." [Surah Al-Tawba, Verse 59]


9)    An-nikaah (Marriage):

{Marry those among you who are single or the virtuous ones among your slaves male or female: If they be poor, Allaah will enrich them out of His bounty. And Allaah is All-Sufficent for His creatures' needs, All-Knowing (about the state of the people).}[Surah al-Noor (24):32]

“O young men, whoever among you can afford to get married, let him marry, for it is more effective in lowering the gaze and protecting the private parts. Whoever cannot do that, then let him fast, for it is a protection for him.” This was recorded in the Two Sahihs from the Hadith of Ibn Mas`ud.

In the Sunan (i.e. Abu Dawood and others), it was recorded from more than one person that the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: "تَزَوَّجُوا تَوَالَدُوا تَنَاسَلُوا فَإِنِّي مُبَاهٍ بِكُمُ الْأُمَمَ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ"

“Marry and have children, for I will be proud of you before the nations on the Day of Resurrection.”


{If they be poor, Allaah will enrich them out of His bounty.} `Ali bin Abi Talhah reported from Ibn `Abbas: "Allaah encouraged them to get married, commanded both free men and servants to get married, and He promised to enrich them.''

It was recorded that Ibn Mas`ud said: "Seek the richness through marriage, for Allaah says: {If they be poor, Allaah will enrich them out of His bounty.}'' This was recorded by Ibn Jarir. Al-Baghawi also recorded something similar from `Umar.

It was reported from Al-Layth from Muhammad bin `Ajlan from Sa`id Al-Maqburi from Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم said:

قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: "ثَلَاثَةٌ حَقٌّ عَلَى اللهِ عَوْنُهُمْ: النَّاكِحُ يُرِيدُ الْعَفَافَ، وَالْمُكَاتَبُ يُرِيدُ الْأَدَاءَ، وَالْغَازِي فِي سَبِيلِ اللهِ"

“There are three whom it is a right upon Allaah to help: one who gets married seeking chastity; a slave who makes a contract with his master with the aim of buying his freedom; and one who fights for the sake of Allaah.” This was recorded by Imam Ahmad, At-Tirmidhi, An-Nasa'i and Ibn Majah.

10)  Du`aa (Supplication):

Umm Salamah reported that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم  used to say, when he would pray the Morning Prayer, after making the taslim [saying assalamualikum warahma tullah to the right then to the left] he would say, “O Allah I ask you for beneficial knowledge, and good provision and accepted action.” [Ibn Majah and authenticated by Shaikh Al-Albaanee]

Prophet (sallalahu `alayhi wa sallam) said inna al-du`a huwa al-`ibada": " Dua'a is worship " or "Dua - It is worship" [Ahmad 4:267, 271, 276; Tirmidhi, Tafsir of surat 2:16 (#2969) and 40 (#3247, #3372) (hasan sahih); Abu Dawud Witr # 1479 (sahih); Ibn Hibban; Bukhari in al-Adab al-mufrad (sahih); Ibn Majah, Du`a Ch. 1 (#3828), and Bayhaqi in Shu`ab al-iman 2:37 (#1105bis); without "inna": Muslim, Tabarani, al-Hakim, al-Nisa'i, and Ibn Abi Shayba.]

Prophet (sallalahu `alayhi wa sallam) said "Whosoever does not supplicate to Allah, He will be angry with Him." [Saheeh Jaami`as-Sagheer #2414]

To know the best times to contact Allah visit : http://the-finalrevelation.blogspot.in/2012/07/best-time-to-supplicate.html


11) Thanking and Praising Allah:

And (remember) when your Lord proclaimed: "If you give thanks (by accepting Faith and worshipping none but Allâh), I will give you more (of My Blessings), but if you are thankless (i.e. disbelievers), verily! My Punishment is indeed severe." [Surah Ibrahim, Verse 7]

When death was approaching the Prophet of Allaah Nooh -sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – he said to his son: I will narrate to you my bequest; I command you with two things and prohibit you from two things. I command you with ‘La ilaha ‘illa Allaah’ (‘There is none worthy of worship in truth except Allaah) if the seven heavens and the seven earths were placed upon a scale and ‘La ilaha ‘illa Allaah’ was placed on the other, then ‘La ilaha ‘illa Allaah’ would be heavier.

If the seven heavens and the seven earths were a closed off circle then ‘La ilaha ‘illa Allaah’ would be able to break it.

The second thing I command you with is Subhana Allaahi wa bihamdihi (Far is Allaah from imperfection and praise is for Him), since it is a supplication for everything, and by it the creation is given its provision. I prohibit you from shirk and pride.

(the narrator said: I asked or someone asked) : O Messenger of Allaah as for shirk then we know about it, but what is pride? Is it that one of us has sandals with two good straps?

The Messenger answered: No.

He asked again: is it that one of us has companions and they sit with him?

The Messenger again answered: No.

Someone asked: O Messenger of Allaah, what is pride?

He said: ridiculing the truth and belittling the people and reviling them.”



[Silsilah al-Saheeha 134]


12) Being Honest in One's Dealings (Trade/Business Transactions)



The Prophet (sallalahu `alayhi wa sallam) said: "The two parties of a transaction have the right (to annul the contract) as long as they do not separate (from each other). So, if they were truthful (to one another), and honest in explaining (the defects of an item), then they will be blessed in their transaction. But, if they lied, and hid (the defects of an item) then the blessings of their transaction are destroyed" [Muslim, # 3836]


Tip :  it has been narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam) did make dua for barakah (blessing) in the sustenance of his ummah in the early part of the morning

Narrated 'Umarah bin Hadid:

From Shakr Al-Ghamidi that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: "O Allah bless my Ummah in what they do early (in the day)." He said: "Whenever he (ﷺ) would dispatch a military expedition or an army, he would send them in the first part of the day."

And Sakhr, a man who was a merchant, used to send his goods for trade during the beginning of the day (i.e dawn), so he became rich, and his wealth increased.



[Ref: Sunan at-Tirmidhi (1212); Hasan]




13) Not Killing one's children due to fear of Poverty 




Say: ‘Come, I will recite what your Lord has prohibited you from: Join not anything in worship with Him; be good and dutiful to your parents; kill not your children because of poverty - We provide sustenance for you and for them; come not near to al-fawaahish (shameful sins, illegal sexual intercourse, etc.) whether committed openly or secretly; and kill not anyone whom Allaah has forbidden, except for a just cause (according to Islamic law). This He has commanded you that you may understand.” [al-An’aam 6:151]



Note: Its a live example that whenever a child is born, Allah provides his/her parents with the baby's rizq. This is something undeniable and is witnessed since time immemorial. Those who kill the girls or abort the girls fearing poverty need to start trusting the Lord who is sustaining them and the universe. 



14.Making the Hereafter One’s main Concern



Once Zayd Bin Thabit wa with Marwan, the leader of the City, when he went to visit 'Abd Al-Rahman Ibn 'Uthman Bin 'Affan, Abd Al-Rahman said, "Nothing caused him to come here, at this hour except a question that he wants to ask." So he asked him (what the matter was). He replied, "He (meaning Marwan) asked us about matters that we heard the Prophet :saws: say". I heard the Prophet :saws: say "Whoever puts this world as his only (and primary) goal, them Allah will divide his affairs for him, and He will place poverty before his eyes, and nothing will come to him of this world except that which was already written (i.e. pre-destined) for him. But whoever made the Hereafter his goal, the Allah will gather his affairs for him, and he will place richness in his heart, and the world will come to him conquered and submissive" [Al-Albani Silsila As-Saheehah, #950 ]


15. Being a good Muslim by abstaining from the Major sins and fulfilling the faraidh 



Allah says in surah al-Nahl:

“Whoever does righteousness, whether male or female, while he is a believer – We will surely cause him to live a good life, and We will surely give them their reward according to the best of what they used to do.” [16:97]

Imam ibn Kathir, in his famous book of tafsir explains:

“This is a promise from Allah to whoever does righteous deeds – which are actions in accordance with the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Prophet – whether the doer be male of female from the Children of Adam – and his/her heart is a believer in Allah and His Messenger – and so long as these deeds are from Allah’s Divinely Legislated commands, then this is a promise that Allah cause him to live a good life in this dunya  and that He will reward him in the next life according to the best of what he/she used to do.

“And the good life includes all sorts of comforts/ease. And it has been narrated from Ibn ‘Abbaas and a group of exegetes that they explained it as good and lawful provisions.”

[Tafsir ibn Kathir 4/601; via tulayaha blog]





16. Praying on time 



Prayer is the second Pillar of Islam. There should be no doubt that boycotting or abstaining from fulfilling the pillars of Islam definitely has backlash. One such backlash is in rizq 


the prayer, and if were to remember Allaah much, by doing what Allaah commanded him to do, Allaah would surely open the doors of sustenance for him. As a matter of fact, the prayer is a means for attaining sustenance (rizq), as Allaah says:


“And command your family with prayer and be patient in offering them. We are not asking you to provide Us with sustenance (rizq). (Rather), We will provide for you and the good end is for those who have Taqwaa.” [Surah TaHa: 132]



17. Learning or studying Islam and its sciences 



Imam abu hanifa rahimahullah narrated from `Abdullah ibnul-Haris az-Zubaidi (r.h) from the prophet sallalahu `alayhi wa sallam who said: 

 قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: «من تفقه في دين الله كفاه الله همه ورزقه من حيث لا يحتسب

whoever learns (comprehends the understanding) of deen , Allah is sufficient for him in providing his sustenance and he (`azza wa jall) will grant him rizq from sources (or ways) he cannot (even) imagine 

[Ref: at-tamheed of imam ibn abdil birr died 453 A.H)] 



6) WARNING FROM INDULGING IN SEEKING KNOWLEDGE OR ETC ON THE EXPENSE OF FORSAKING ONE'S RESPONSIBILITY 

The Prophet  said: “It is enough a sin for a person not to provide means of sustenance to those whom he is obliged to support.” [Ahmad and Abu Daawood]

It was reported that Wahb said:“A freed slave of ‘Abd-Allaah ibn ‘Amr said to him, ‘I want to go and spend this month there in Jerusalem.’ He said, ‘Have you left enough for your family to live on during this month?’ He said, ‘No.’ He said, ‘Then go back to your family and leave them what they need, for I heard the Messenger of Allaah SAWS (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) saying: “It is enough sin for a man not to give food to the one whom he is supposed to feed.

[Ref: Musnad Ahmad, Hadeeth 6664)

Abdullâh b, ‘Abbâs reports that ‘Umar b. Al-Khattâb – Allâh be pleased with them – said:

I used to have a neighbor from the Ansâr who lived in the area of Banî Umayyah b. Zayd, which is in the ‘Awâlî of Medinah, and we used to take turns attending [the gatherings] of Allâh’s Messenger – Allâh’s praise and peace be upon him. My neighbor would attend one day and I the other; so when I attended I would convey to him the reports about the revelation that had come, and other such news, and when he attended he would do the same......

Al-Bukhârî, Al-Sahîh, Chapter on Taking Turns in Seeking Knowledge.

Notes


The narration translated above is a shorter report of the full incident, recorded elsewhere in Sahîh Al-Bukhârî. In his commentary on Sahîh Al-Bukhârî, Ibn Hajr lists some of the lessons and points that can be taken from this narration, including the following:

1. The student of knowledge should not neglect taking care of his living needs, in order to help him continue seeking knowledge and other pursuits (at that time, ‘Umar was involved in trade, as is mentioned in other reports).

2. At the same time, the student of knowledge should be diligent and resolute in asking about the knowledge he has missed in his absence.

A husband, Father, Son etc has responsibilities endowed by Allah and via ties of kinship. The severity of providing for one's family members is so much so that prophet (sallalahu `alayhi wa sallam) allowed stealing if neccesary as showed in the below hadeeth 

The report of 'A'ishah (RA) in which she said: Hind, the wife of Abu Sufyan, told the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him): "Abu,Sufyan is a miserly man and does not give me enough for myself and my child, but I take from him without his knowing." He said: "Take what is sufficient for yourself and your child, and no more." [AI-Bukhari (7180), Muslim (1714)]

Imam Bukhaari has named a chapter in his Book Sahih al Bukhaari as

 "باب التَّنَاوُبِ فِي الْعِلْمِ

i.e 
To fix the duties in rotation for learning (religious) knowledge" under hadeeth no. Sahih al-Bukhari 89

Under this chapter he narrates a hadeeth wherein Umar ibn Khattab and his ansaari neighbor used to take turns to go to the prophet (sallalahu `alayhi wa sallam) to seek knowledge. Meanwhile they used to work , or etc. This also shows the importance of working and earning. 

We see people leaving their Jobs (given by Allah) to go into seeking knowledge or etc but not realizing that they have children, wife, parents and relatives who are dependent on them. This is not how Allah wants us to learn his deen. Everything should be balanced. Indeed there is a hadeeth that "when allah wishes good for someone, then he gives him the knowledge" but along with this knowledge one must not forsake his obligatory duties. 


7) CONCLUSION & STRONG ADVICE 


O mankind, remember the favor of Allaah upon you. Is there any creator other than Allaah who provides for you from the heaven and earth? There is no deity except Him, so how are you deluded? [Quran 35:3]

  أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اِتَّقُوْا اللَّهَ وَأَجْمِلُوْا فِي الطَّلَبِ؛ فَاِنَّ نَفْسَاً لَنْ تَمُوْتَ حَتَّى تَسْتَوْفِىَ رِزْقَهَا؛ وَاِنْ أَبْطَأَ عَنْهَا فَاتَّقُوْا اللَّهَ وَأَجْمِلُوْا فِي الطَّلَبِ.

O people! Fear God and be moderate in seeking your sustenance, for no one (soul) dies before receiving his sustenance in full, though late. So, fear God and be moderate in seeking your sustenance. [Ref: Targheeb wal Tarheeb - Al Mudhari 3/19 Isnaad Saheeh, Narration Hassan, Saheeh Ibn Majah 1756, Sahih Al Jaami' 2742, ]


عَنْ أَبِي الدَّرْدَاءِ ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ، قَالَ : " إِنَّ الرِّزْقَ يَطْلُبُ الْعَبْدَ كَمَا يَطْلُبُهُ أَجَلُهُ

Abu Huraira (Radiallah Anhu) reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, 

"Verily, sustenance (Rizq) seeks out the servant just as his death seeks him."

[Ref: Tabrani, Tarikh Dmiashq Hadith#57197,hasan]

And whatever of blessings and good things you have, it is from Allah” [al-Nahl 16:53]. He also says, “And He found you poor and made you rich (self?sufficient with self?contentment)” [al-Duha 93:8]



8) FAQ : FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION :



Why isn't everyone rich? Why doesn't Allah give wealth in abundance? 

{And if Allaah were to enlarge the provision for His slaves, they would surely rebel in the earth, but He sends down by measure as He wills. Verily, He is, in respect of His slaves, Well-Acquainted, All-Seer (of things that benefit them). And He it is Who sends down the rain after they have despaired, and spreads His Mercy. And He is the Walee (Helper, Supporter, Protector, Lord), the Worthy of all praise.} [Surah al-Shooraa (42): 27-28]]


Imaam Ibn Katheer رحمه الله mentioned in his Tafseer:

﴿وَلَوْ بَسَطَ اللَّهُ الرِّزْقَ لِعِبَادِهِ لَبَغَوْاْ فِى الاٌّرْضِ﴾

{And if Allaah were to extend the provision for His servants, they would surely rebel in the earth,}means: ‘if We gave them more provision than they need, this would make them rebel and transgress against one another in an arrogant and insolent manner.’

Qataadah said: ‘It was said: “The best provision is that which does not distracts you (from the remembrance of Allaah) nor does it make you rebel (against Him).”’ Then Qataadah mentioned the following Hadeeth:

Narrated Abu Sa`eed Al Khudree رضي الله عنه: Once the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم sat on a pulpit and we sat around him. Then he said: “The things I am afraid of most for your sake (concerning what will befall you after me) is the pleasures and splendors of the world and its beauties which will be disclosed to you.” Somebody said: “O Allaah's Apostle! Can the good bring forth evil?” The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلمremained silent for a while. It was said to that person: “What is wrong with you? You are talking to the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم while he is not talking to you.” Then we noticed that he صلى الله عليه وسلم was being inspired divinely. Then the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم wiped off his sweat and said: “Where is the questioner?” It seemed as if the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم liked his question. Then he said: “Good never brings forth evil. Indeed it is like what grows on the banks of a water-stream which either kill or make the animals sick, except if an animal eats its fill the Khadira (a kind of vegetable) and then faces the sun, and then defecates and urinates and grazes again. No doubt this wealth is sweet and green. Blessed is the wealth of a Muslim from which he gives to the poor, the orphans and to needy travelers. (Or the Prophet said something similar to it.) No doubt, whoever takes it illegally will be like the one who eats but is never satisfied, and his wealth will be a witness against him on the Day of Resurrection.” [Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (1465, 2842, 6427) and Saheeh Muslim (1749, 1750, 1751)]

Allah also says " Does He who created not know, while He is the Subtle, the Acquainted?’ [Al-Mulk, 67:14]

So trust Allah. If he has given you less, then your questioning will be less and if he has given you more or in abundant then your questioning would be in abundant.


9) TIP : A DU`A YOU COULD SUPPLICATE WITH IN SUJOOD OR ELSEWHERE



اَللَّھُمَ اجْعَلْ اَوْسَعَ رِزْقِکَ عَلَیَّ عِنْدَ کِبَرِ سِنِّی وَ انْقِطَاعِ عُمُرِی


Allahummaj `al awsa` rizqika `alayya `inda kibari sinni wan-qitaa` `umri 

O Allah let your most abundant provision for me be during my old age; when it is the end of my life.


This du`a is collected and weakened in

Mustadrak al-Haakim (1987) ; Al-Awsat (3755); in الدعوات الكبير للبيهقي (226); Ibn `Adi in Adh-Du`fa (1/271); Ibn al-Qisraani, al-Jawzi in Mawdo`at and others 

One of the main reasons being : عيسى بن ميمون منكر الحديث

For those who would say Shaykh Albaanee rahimahullah said it's saheeh in Jaami` us-Sagheer then he himself retracted this in a beautiful way ending it with the verse of Allah in Adh-Da`eefah by saying :

وبناء على ذلك أوردته في " صحيح
الجامع الصغير " برقم (1266) ، فيرجى نقله من هناك إلى " ضعيف الجامع الصغير
"، " ربنا لا تؤاخذنا إن نسينا أوأخطأنا ".

now, any du`a that does not involve shirq or anti-shar`ee words is permissible to use. I can make up my own du`a if i want or follow any da`eef hadeeth which has a du`a in it but of course without considering it a sunnah or attributing it to the prophet (sallalahu `alayhi wa sallam).

such as :

Allahumma inni as-aluka ‘ilman nafi’a wa rizqaw wasi’a wa shifa am min kulli da.


Much benefit mentioned in the above article has been taken from ilm4all article , however i have modified and added many things so as to make it more informative. 

8 comments:

  1. assalam alaikum,

    i think you shud discuss this :

    when according to the hadith the rizq is pre-determined , then how can it incrrease by repentance, taqwah etc ?

    jazak allahu khayr

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    1. Walaykum Assalaam,

      and i think i need not discuss this because my Prophet (sallalahu `alayhi wasallam ) said :

      Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, entered upon us while we were arguing about the issue of providence (qadr/divine decree); then, he became angry until his face became red as if a pomegranate were bursting from his cheeks. He said, “Is this what I have commanded of you? (or he said: Is this why I have been sent to you) Verily, the people before you were destroyed when they argued about this matter; I order you not to debate about it.”

      [Sunan At-Tirmidhi, Book of Providence, Number 2133, Hasan]

      Imaam Ibn Shihaab az-Zuhri (rahimahullah) said:

      على الله البيان وعلى الرسول البلاغ وعلينا التسليم

      "Upon Allaah is to explain, Upon the Messenger is to convey, and upon us is to accept"

      - without questioning

      [Aqeedah as-Salaf by As-Saabooni with it Sharh (5/11, 7/9), Sharh us-Sunan lil Baghawi (1/171), Al-Hujjah fi Bayaan al-Mahajja by Abu al-Qaasim al-Asbahaani (2/512), & Mu'jam al-Lateef by Dhahabi (1/61)]

      Waiyyak

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  2. Alhamdolillah, very relevant and beneficial knowledge provided here. Jazakallah!!!

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  3. very nice article. I don't understand what really works. I am in a really bad position financially. I did Duaa, Hijra, Nikha, Istekhara, Tawaba, Sadaqa but I am unable to get anything, no work nothing at all.I have given up my hope now and i don't know what and how to ask from Allah...hardships are not ending at all

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    1. Read astaghfirullah atleast 100 times everyday. Inshallah your rizq will increase. Also, do not lose hope as you should have takwah in Allah SWT. By having complete trust in Allah, the almighty will bless you more than you can imagine.

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  4. Assalaamu Alaikum.....I just want to present my understanding that may help, Insha Allah.... There is no doubt that this page has lots n lots of information...but when we say read so and so to increase risq we are changing the intention of that Dua..... For eq. if someone say read astagfirullah 100 times we don't think that the intention is to ask forgiveness for our sins but when we start reciting astagfirullah we already change the intention to increase risq... and never think about our sins we commit daily... we should read astagfirullah thinking about forgiveness for sins we commit daily and Insha Allah you will get risq as a bonus
    Correct me if I m wrong

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