2 Types of Rizq We Should Be Grateful For

by 9 September 202276 comments

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِيْمِ

In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

Do you ever take a minute and contemplate your existence?

Do you hang your head low and ponder over all that you have or don’t?

Our rizq is written since the day we are conceived. Our Provider mentions in the Quran, 

۞ وَمَا مِن دَآبَّةٍ فِى ٱلْأَرْضِ إِلَّا عَلَى ٱللهِ رِزْقُهَا وَيَعْلَمُ مُسْتَقَرَّهَا وَمُسْتَوْدَعَهَا ۚ كُلٌّ فِى كِتَـٰبٍ مُّبِينٍ 

There is no moving creature on earth whose provision is not guaranteed by Allah. And He knows where it lives and where it is laid to rest. All is ˹written˺ in a perfect Record.

[Surah Hud, 11:6]

2 Types of Riqz from Allah

illustration of two pair of hands holding a plate, divived by money and food. Blessings of Allah

1. Tangible Rizq

Material rizq includes physical provisions like money, shelter, family, friends, and children among other things. 

2. Intangible Rizq

This encompasses your lifespan, emotions, the ability to seek knowledge, the strength of your iman, quality of sleep, practicing Islam, gratitude, and mental and physical health among other unlimited bounties Allah has created for us.  

Ar-Razzaq and Ar-Raziq


Ar-Razzaq The Provider الرَّزَّاقُ
Ar-Raziq The Sustainer الرَّازِقُ

Names of Allah

The 99 names of Allah and their meanings themselves are a wealth of knowledge. Through His names, He shows us a way to live. He takes responsibility for providing and sustaining us. Therefore, it is our obligation to take responsibility and seek what He has written in our destiny. Our Prophets also worked hard to earn a living while spreading Allah’s will and word.

The 99 names of Allah, Ar-Razzaq, Ar-Raziq

Your Existence is Rizq

Allah has bestowed us with exceptional gifts, which as Muslims we often take for granted. The fact that our soul has been granted this human form to strive for success in this world is Rizq. 

a happy hijabi muslim woman


حَدَّثَنَا حَرْمَلَةُ بْنُ يَحْيَى، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللهِ بْنُ وَهْبٍ، أَخْبَرَنِي ابْنُ لَهِيعَةَ، عَنِ ابْنِ هُبَيْرَةَ، عَنْ أَبِي تَمِيمٍ الْجَيْشَانِيِّ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ عُمَرَ، يَقُولُ سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ يَقُولُ ‏ “‏ لَوْ أَنَّكُمْ تَوَكَّلْتُمْ عَلَى اللهِ حَقَّ تَوَكُّلِهِ لَرَزَقَكُمْ كَمَا يَرْزُقُ الطَّيْرَ تَغْدُو خِمَاصًا وَتَرُوحُ بِطَانًا ‏”‏ ‏.‏

‘Umar said: “I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) say: ‘If you were to rely upon Allah with the reliance He is due, you would be given provision like the birds: They go out hungry in the morning and come back with full bellies in the evening.”

[Sunan Ibn Majah 4164]  

There should be no doubt of how much Allah has in store for you. If the cloud of ungratefulness looms over you, and your mind is blurred with uncertainty, take a step back. Breathe and have faith. 

حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْمُصَفَّى الْحِمْصِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا الْوَلِيدُ بْنُ مُسْلِمٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ جُرَيْجٍ، عَنْ أَبِي الزُّبَيْرِ، عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللهِ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ ـ صلى الله عليه وسلم ـ ‏ “‏ أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُوا اللهَ وَأَجْمِلُوا فِي الطَّلَبِ فَإِنَّ نَفْسًا لَنْ تَمُوتَ حَتَّى تَسْتَوْفِيَ رِزْقَهَا وَإِنْ أَبْطَأَ عَنْهَا فَاتَّقُوا اللهَ وَأَجْمِلُوا فِي الطَّلَبِ خُذُوا مَا حَلَّ وَدَعُوا مَا حَرُمَ ‏”‏ ‏.‏

It was narrated from Jabir bin ‘Abdullah that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “O people, fear Allah and be moderate in seeking a living, for no soul will die until it has received all its provision, even if it is slow in coming. So fear Allah and be moderate in seeking provision; take that which is permissible and leave that which is forbidden. “

[Sunan Ibn Majah 2144]

The hadith above addresses an interesting point: we shall not leave the world until we have been granted the provisions that have been written for us. Poverty, hardships, and failures are also rizq, they compel you to better yourself. 

A young man sitting by himself

Remember, He is Al-Hakeem, The All-Wise, and He knows what’s best for us more than we know it. Our minds and heart will be at ease if we submit ourselves to the One who created us. His love will inspire us to make an effort in order to experience His blessings. 

We should break free from the limitations we create for ourselves, for even the air we breathe is rizq. Alhamdulillah!

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    Very informative

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      Jazakumullah khair

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      Alhamdulillah very interesting information
      I’m very much okay with Riqz now. May the Almighty Allah grant the blessings

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      Masha Allah

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    Jazzak’Allah Hairan!
    But I’d like to ask a question.
    Regarding destiny, can people change their destinies through hard work and prayer?
    Because I think that no one can do what Allah doesn’t ordained.
    Money is the root of all tangible Rizq, and everyone works to have it. Sometimes it the desire to have money prevents us from glorifying Allah for the many other Rizqs He gave. And so, we become ungrateful because we wish to be tangibly rich like Bill Gates, otherwise, we’re a failure.
    Another important Rizq is social status. Allah bless us separately in status(worldly achievements). I believe that we’re given different roles to play according to our destinies. That Allah guides and paves way for individuals in fulfilment of their destinies. So, I believe that one’s destiny prescribes the activity they engage in on earth. But my friend thinks at one point you can take your destiny in your own hands and change a phase. Please, I’d like you to throw more light on the relationship between destiny as against hard work and prayer.

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