Saying Thanks to Allah

Increase Your Wealth

Allah is the One who provides everything we need to live in this world. These things that we required for a living are called Rizq generally meaning Provisions. Allah provides sustenance to all of humankind, whether they are believers or non-believers, and all of His creations including animals and plants.  One must be truthful in his dealings and let people know of any defects in some items. If he finds some defect, he must be honest enough to let the buyer know about it. Allah says:

وَمَا مِن دَابَّةٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ إِلَّا عَلَى اللَّهِ رِزْقُهَا وَيَعْلَمُ مُسْتَقَرَّهَا وَمُسْتَوْدَعَهَا كُلٌّ فِي كِتَابٍ مُّبِينٍ

“And there is no creature on earth but that upon Allah is its provision, and He knows its place of dwelling and place of storage. All is in a clear register.” (Surah Hud 11:6)

Allah has promised in the Holy Quran that whosoever fears Allah, He will provide him with sources which the person has never even imagined. So, as true believers we must observe Taqwa, should be obedient to Allah Almighty, and perform our duties in a righteous way. Allah says:

وَلَوْ أَنَّ أَهْلَ الْقُرَىٰ آمَنُوا وَاتَّقَوْا لَفَتَحْنَا عَلَيْهِم بَرَكَاتٍ مِّنَ السَّمَاءِ وَالْأَرْضِ وَلَٰكِن كَذَّبُوا فَأَخَذْنَاهُم بِمَا كَانُوا يَكْسِبُونَ

“And if the people of the towns had believed and had the Taqwa (piety), certainly, We should have opened for them blessings from the heaven and the earth, but they belied (the Messengers). So We took them (with punishment) for what they used to earn (polytheism and crimes).” (Surah A`raf 7:96)

Don’t forget to pray Salah on time and observe the obligatory deeds no matter how much you are busy with your daily life routine. We should not be from those who pray speedily; instead, take out time from your busy schedule to worship (Ibaadah) otherwise Allah will never remove poverty from us.

Ways to Increase Earnings With Proofs From The Quran:

  1. The Taqwa of Allah: And whosoever fears Allâh and keeps his duty to Him, He will make a way for him to get out (from every difficulty). And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. And whosoever puts his trust in Allâh, then He will suffice him. Verily, Allâh will accomplish his purpose. Indeed Allah has set a measure for all things. [Surah Al-Talaq, Verse 2-3]
  2. Seeking forgiveness and repentance: “And give you increase in wealth and children, and bestow on you gardens and bestow on you rivers.” [Surah Nooh, Verses 10-12]; “And O my people! Ask forgiveness of your Lord and then repent to Him, He will send you (from the sky) abundant rain, and add strength to your strength, so do not turn away as Mujrimûn (criminals, disbelievers in the Oneness of Allâh).” [Surah Hood, Verse 52]
  3. Repentance from Sins (Tawbah): There are many people who think their poverty is not decreasing except it increasing they are the one who seeks forgiveness by tongue but not with the heart. Allah Almighty says in Quran: Ask forgiveness from your Lord, verily, He is Oft-Forgiving; He will send rain to you in abundance. And give you increase in wealth and children, and bestow on you gardens and bestow on you rivers. (Quran, 71:10-12)
  4. Tawakkul: And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. And whosoever puts his trust in Allâh, then He will suffice him. Verily, Allâh will accomplish his purpose. Indeed Allâh has set a measure for all things.” [Surah Al-Talaq, Verse 2-3]; “Allâh is Sufficient for us. Allâh will give us of His bounty, and so will His Messenger (from alms, etc.). We implore Allâh (to enrich us).” [Surah Al-Tawba, Verse 59]
  5. Constantly worshipping Allah: “Allah says, ‘O son of Adam! Take time out to constantly worship me, I will fill your chest with richness, and remove your poverty. And if you do not do so. I will make your hands filled with the occupation, and will not remove your poverty.” [Al-Tirmidhi]
  6. Thanking Allah: “If you give thanks (by accepting Faith and worshipping none but Allâh), I will give you more (of My Blessings), but if you are thankless (i.e. disbelievers), verily! My Punishment is indeed severe.” [Surah Ibrahim, Verse 7]
  7. Establishing the ties of kinship:  “Whoever is pleased with the fact that his Rizq is increased, and his life-span be extended, then let him establish the ties of kinship.” [Al-Bukari, # 5985]
  8. Spending in the Way of Allah: “Truly, my Lord enlarges the provision for whom He wills of His slaves, and (also) restricts (it) for him, and whatsoever you spend of anything (in Allâh’s Cause), He will replace it. And He is the Best of providers.” [Surah Saba, Verse 39]
  9. Marriage: And marry those among you who are single (i.e. a man who has no wife and the woman who has no husband) and (also marry) the Sâlihûn (pious, fit and capable ones) of your (male) slaves and maid-servants (female slaves). If they are poor, Allâh will enrich them out of His Bounty. And Allâh is All-Sufficient for His creatures’ needs, All-Knowing (about the state of the people). [Surah Al-Nur, Verse 32]
  10. Supporting students of Islamic knowledge:
  11. Showing kindness to the Poor: The Prophet :saws: said, “The only reason that you are aided in victory (against your enemies) and provided with sustenance due to your weak?” [Al-Bukahri (14/179)]
  12. Being honest is one’s dealings: The Prophet :saws: said: “The two parties of a transaction have the right (to annul the contract) as long as they don’t separate (from each other). So, if they were truthful (to one another), and honest in explaining (the defects of an item), then they will be blessed in their transaction. But, if they lied, and hid (the defects of an item) then the blessings of their transaction are destroyed.” [Muslim, # 3836]
  13. Striving to achieve the goal (for sustenance): And We have appointed the night and the day as two Ayât (signs etc.). Then, We have obliterated the sign of the night (with darkness) while We have made the sign of the day illuminating, that you may seek bounty from your Lord and that you may know the number of the years and the reckoning. And We have explained everything (in detail) with a full explanation. [Surah Al-Isra, Verse 20]
  14. Read Durood:  Sayydina Abu Saeed Kudari (RA) reports: “The one who wishes wealth to increase should recite this.
  15. Give Sadaqah To the Poor: Rasulullah (SAW) has said “Seek sustenance (from Allah) by the means of sadaqah (charity). By its barakah sustenance is increased.”

We should be careful while dealing with family. Severing the family ties is most disliked by Allah. Our immediate family is brothers, sisters, uncle, aunt, parents have some rights upon us and if we want to increase our provision we must behave with them nicely. If we want success in our life we should do those deeds that Allah likes the most. Allah says:

وَلَا تَقْتُلُوا أَوْلَادَكُمْ خَشْيَةَ إِمْلَاقٍ نَّحْنُ نَرْزُقُهُمْ وَإِيَّاكُمْ إِنَّ قَتْلَهُمْ كَانَ خِطْئًا كَبِيرًا

 “And do not kill your children for fear of poverty. We (Allah) provide for them and for you. Indeed, the killing of them is a great sin.” (Surah Al-Isra` 17:31)

Don’t kill your children due to poverty as we should trust in Allah He is The Provider of all humankind. Dua is the only thing that can change our destiny and if Allah will He may provide us more when we supplicate often. Allah loves those who offer supplications and ask Him for everything even it is a shoelace. So we can say Dua is the secret weapon of the believer. May Allah give us the strength to earn Rizq in the Halal way! Ameen