THE BEST OF PROVIDERS
The Best Provision is Taqwa
One of the Salaf was asked: “Why does Allah ﷻ name himself with ‘the best of the providers’
Look at the answer: ‘Allah ﷻ names himself the best of the providers because Allah provides for the disbeliever from the blessings of Allah, in the morning and evening,
Because Allah ﷻ provides for the Hypocrite, from the blessings of Allah, in the morning and evening.
For this reason, Allah has called himself the best of providers.
Allah ﷻ says
أَمْ تَسْأَلُهُمْ خَرْجاً
Or is it that you ask them for some provision.
فَخَرَاجُ رَبِّكَ خَيْرٌ
But the provision of your Lord is better,
وَهُوَ خَيْرُ الرَّازِقِينَ
And He is the best of providers.
In a Hadith which really emphasises this,
The Prophet ﷺ said “If the world to Allah were equal to a mosquito’s wing, then He would not allow the disbeliever to have a sip of water from it.”
[Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2320]
Even those who don’t believe, even the hypocrites who will receive the worst punishment, they are still granted provision by Allah ﷻ, so that they may turn back to the Provider and Sustainer of everything and everyone while being independent of need from everything and everyone.
Look at how Allah ﷻ sustains the eco-systems around the world, the wildlife and the creation of plants and trees.
How Allah ﷻ sustains it all, and it doesn’t decrease Him at all!
Because this Dunya is worth so little to Allah ﷻ, not even a mosquitos wing, or dead goat.
He grants the creation provision, from the air to breathe to food to eat even if they commit the greatest sin of Shirk!
But know that in the Akhirah, they will be recompensed in full for what they used to.
But look at our blessings that Allah ﷻ has granted us, we have been granted the blessing of Islam on top of everything else! Provided with the means to enter Jannah!
Yet we have chosen to throw it away, throw it back at Allah ﷻ.
Even when Allah ﷻ has said
وَتَزَوَّدُوا فَإِنَّ خَيرَ الزَّادِ التَّقْوٰى
And take provision, but the best provision is Taqwa!
That if a person was granted Taqwa,
And little means,
He would still be content!
If he was granted Taqwa and the means to live luxoriously,
Having The provision of this world is way to give more charity!
May Allah make us among the righteous slaves and forgive our sins.
🕋 ISLAM GENERATION DA’WAH GROUP
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