Ar-Razzaq, Ar-Raziq

AR- RAZZÂQ (الرزاق) The All-Provider
AR-RÂZIQ (الرازق) The Provider
KHAYRUR RÂZIQIN (خيرالرازقين) Best of Providers

Rizq (sustenanace) is already decreed for man ever since the soul was blown into the fetus. AR-RAZZÂQ is in the magnified form stressing Allah’s great magnitude and variety of Rizq. Allah is the provider and He alone controls Rizq. He grants or withholds Rizq to everyone, either He loves them or not, according to His wisdom. The verb form Razaqa (رَزَقَ) meaning “to provide” occurs 61 times in the holy Quran indicating that Allah is continuously providing Rizq. 

2 Kinds of Rizq

  1. Physical (material): wealth, beauty, family, house, income…
  2. Spiritual (abstract): guidance, wisdom, knowledge, peace of mind, talent, intelligence…

Evidence/s

  • “Verily, Allâh is the All-Provider, Owner of Power, the Most Strong.” (إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ هُوَ ٱلرَّزَّاقُ ذُو ٱلۡقُوَّةِ ٱلۡمَتِينُ) [Adh-Dhariyat 51:58]
  • Said Jesus, the son of Mary, “O Allah , our Lord, send down to us a table [spread with food] from the heaven to be for us a festival for the first of us and the last of us and a sign from You. And provide for us, and You are the Best of Providers.” [Al-Ma’idah 5:114]
  • And those who emigrated for the cause of Allah and then were killed or died – Allah will surely provide for them a good provision. And indeed, it is Allah who is the Best of Providers. [Al-Hajj 22:58]
  • Or do you, [O Muhammad], ask them for payment? But the reward of your Lord is best, and He is the Best of Providers. [Al-Mu’minun 23:72]
  • Say, “Indeed, my Lord extends provision for whom He wills of His servants and restricts [it] for him. But whatever thing you spend [in His cause] – He will compensate it; and He is the Best of Providers.” [Saba 34:39]
  • But when they saw a transaction or a diversion, [O Muhammad], they rushed to it and left you standing. Say, “What is with Allah is better than diversion and than a transaction, and Allah is the Best of Providers.” [Al-Jumu’ah 62:11]

Links/Sources

  1. Video: The Beautiful Names of Allah (Ar-Raziq, Ar-Razzaq Part 1,Part 2) by Shaykh Fadel Soliman
  2. Article: The Beautiful Names of Allah (Ar-Razzaq) by Dr. Ratib An-Nabulsi
  3. Istighfar and Tawbah – How To And Why
  4. The Salah Series: Part 26 (Forgive Me) by Jinan Yousef

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