A man is absent from his work one day & during that day his boss realises how much work he does, so 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 is angry & decides to cut his pay.
When he gets less money on pay day he again quietly takes the money without saying anything.
The boss asks him the reason & he says the first time I was absent I was blessed with a child and when you increased my salary I realised that he brought his rizq with him
The second time I lost my mother & when u decreased my salary I knew she took her rizq with her.
He said why should I argue when اللّه Subhana Ta’ala has taken responsibility on Himself to provide rizq for everyone.
Nabi sallallahu alaihi wasallam said (to the effect)
“If you place your trust completely in Allah, as it ought to be, then surely you will be provided sustenance in the manner that birds are provided sustenance. They leave in the morning with their belly empty and return in the evening with their belly full.” (Tirmizi #2344)
Every person’s main worry & concern is his/her sustenance. This overwhelming worry results in tension and high-stress levels. The moment man’s gaze moves away from اللّه Subhana Ta‘ala, 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 اللّه Subhana Ta‘ala. This will bring much relief in our lives inshaAllah.
In Ar Razzaq, the All-Provider I place my complete reliance & trust. It is not my diplomas, degrees or my signatures on contracts or business deals that guarantee my provision. It is only through His Loving Mercy that He Provides for me, his sinful servant, even without asking.