Verily, the One Who provides sustenance is Allah. He
has made it binding upon Himself that whatever provision He has written for His
slaves will reach them.
(And in the heaven is your provision, and that which
you are promised.) (Quran 51: 22)
If Allah is the One Who provides for the creation, why
curry favor with people? And why should one degrade himself in front of another
person in the hope of procuring from him his sustenance?
(And no [moving]
living creature is there on earth but its provision is due from Allah.)? (Quran
Whatever of mercy [i.e. of good], Allah may grant to
mankind, none can withhold it, and whatever He may withhold, none can grant it thereafter)
(Qur’an 35: 2)
Do not be sad, for there are means of making it easier
to bear calamity. Among them are the following:
l. Expecting reward and recompense from Allah, the
(Only those who are patient shall receive their
rewards in full, without reckoning.) (Qur’an 39: 10)
2. Visiting those who are afflicted and seeking
comfort in that you are better off than many others.
A poet said:
"lf not for the many mourners around me, Who weep
for their brothers, I would have taken my own life."
So look at those who surround you. There will not be
one, except that hardship or affliction has touched him.