Second question from Fatwa No. 10909:
Q 2: How can Rizq (provision) be provided and determined by Allah when I can increase my daily work to attain more Rizq? How can Rizq be decreed and determined for me so that I cannot increase or decrease it?
Are there any books that clarify these issues? Please guide us.
A: Rizq is from Allah. He creates, determines, gives, bestows and provides the means for gaining it. A servant follows direct causes whether they are easy or difficult, a lot or a little. Allah predestines and provides the means out of His Mercy. Therefore, Rizq is ascribed to Allah with regard to predestining and granting a servant the causes and means to his gain.
May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions!
Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’
|Member||Committee Deputy Chairman||The Chairman|
|`Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan||`Abdul-Razzaq `Afify||`Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz|