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How To Deal With Stress Arising From Financial Issues?

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Answered by: Shaykh Ahmed bin Mohamed Umarji


Assalamu Alaikum. My question is, mostly when it comes to financial issues or poverty normally we get stressed. Whether how we goning manage tomorrow or how we gonna pay the bills. So in this scene, how should we think about Allah’s rizq and what should we do in order to avoid stress

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


Ar-Razzaq [The Provider} is one of the names and attributes of Allah Ta’ala. Allah Ta’ala has taken the responsibility of providing sustenance to man, predators, birds, insects and land and water animals.

Allah Ta’ala says:

وَمَا مِن دَابَّةٍ فِي الْأَرْضِ إِلَّا عَلَى اللَّـهِ رِزْقُهَا

And there is no creature on earth but that upon Allah is its provision.(Surah Hud, Verse 6)

As the servants of Allah Ta’ala we should not despair. We should have complete trust that Ar-Razzaq [The Provider] will provide for us.

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, Hadith 4303)

The following are a few supplications from the Ahadeeth of The Prophet to increase sustenance.

“‏ اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي وَارْحَمْنِي وَاهْدِنِي وَارْزُقْنِي ‏”‏

” O Allah, grant me pardon, have mercy upon me, direct me to the path of righteousness and provide me sustenance.” (Sahih Muslim 2697)

اللَّهُمَّ اكْفِنِي بِحَلاَلِكَ عَنْ حَرَامِكَ وَأَغْنِنِي بِفَضْلِكَ عَمَّنْ سِوَاكَ

“O Allah, suffice me with Your lawful against Your prohibited, and make me independent of all those besides You (Allahummak Fini Bihalalika An Haramika, Wa Aghnini Bi Fadlika Amman Siwaka).’”(Jami al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 3563)

Only Allah knows best

Written by Shaykh Ahmed bin Mohamed Umarji

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

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