Allah Rezzak Allah Hu.
Name of Rezzak is one of the giving attributes of Allah.
Everything that Allah has created He has provided with this
attribute. As this attribute works, all the needs of His creatures
are met, and the name of the energy that comes is rizk,
sustenance. Rizk has been allotted. Allah says in the Quran,
"We have allotted and given the sustenance for each
person." If a person believes that his rizk is going to
come, then he will never fall into fear and suspicion and he will
not get caught up in his ambitions and chase after his rizk.
It is, in fact, the rizk that will chase you because Allah is
going to give that. Allah, with this attribute of Rezzak, the
Provider, works with the esma of Gayyur, the
Encourager. He will encourage us because He needs to provide the
sustenance for His creations.
Now this rizk is in two forms. One rizk
is physical and one is spiritual. The physical sustenance - what you
eat and drink, the air that you breathe - keeps your physical body
on its feet. This is called the material or the physical rizk.
As long as you are given this you will live and when this is cut,
you die. That is why it is Allah who gives the rizk, the
sustenance, and a person should never have fear or doubt about his
sustenance. No matter where you go, rizk will find you. If
you go up to the top of a mountain, if you live there, then still
your rizk will come to your feet there because Allah has
promised this in the Quran. He does not turn from His word;
He does what He says, and so your sustenance will find you wherever
you go. This physical sustenance will chase you and will let you
Then there is the spiritual rizk.
Allah has created this as well and gives this to you and with this
your spirituality lives. For example, to come to spiritual
gatherings, to listen to beautiful words, is your spiritual rizk.
This will make your iman, your faith, stronger and bring you
closer to Allah. For example, the Divine Books, the great books that
have come from Allah, so that they can take people on the correct
path, commanding the beauty and goodness of Allah, are also your
spiritual rizk. You get your physical rizk by working.
When you get this sustenance you choose between that which is good
and bad. You say, "Let me find that which is good, let me eat
that which is good, so that I can live well." You think about
this for your wordly life, so you have to think about it for your
eternal life. The rizk of the eternal life is also given here
and this is revealed by the Divine Books that are sent by Allah. The
coming of the Prophets to us is spiritual rizk. They were all
the same. None of them have brought a different rizk. They
have all spoken to prepare humanity for Allah. Let us gather this
spiritual rizk together so that we will go to the eternal
life in a healthy way.
Now, we give an example. You open a store
and you are making money; your rizk is coming to you and you
are using this and you buy good things and you look for things that
will give you benefit. To live comfortably you use this rizk.
So to gain the spiritual life, you have to follow these spiritual
roads and learn this ilm, this knowledge, and grow with this rizk.
Allah created this rizk to be of benefit to people. Allah has
created everything for the benefit of human beings. For
example, the animal has its rizk. The animal eats, the animal
breeds, and all of its physical sustenance is provided. And Allah
also allows it, through his esma of Rezzak, to grow
and to live, and by gathering its physical rizk it is trying
to find its spiritual rizk. And how is it going to find its
spiritual sustenance? For us to find it, we read the Divine
Books, we follow the roads of the Prophets and by giving ourselves
to this specialness we gather spiritual sustenance. And for
them, these animals, to gather their spiritual sustenance, they
serve human beings with their meat, with their milk, with their
skin, with the medication that they are going to give. There
are some animals that are very valuable in medicine; they give
benefit to human beings. Medicine is made, tests are made, and their
service is in this way for humanity. They gather their spiritual rizk
in this way and when they enter into a human being with a Divine
metamorphosis they are elevated to a higher state.
If we know this esma of Rezzak,
then our submission to Allah will increase, we will not fall into
fear, and we will not fall into suspicion or doubt. Before Allah
created us, He created this and wrote this into our notebooks. This
is called lehva mahfuz. There our rizk is known. Every
breath that you take is a rizk. The number of these are
written in this lehva mahfuz. Because their numbers are
known, definite, before this sustenance ends let us use them well.
When the rizk of the breath is finished, then the journey of
death begins and so this breath is also a rizk and this mind
that Allah has given is also a rizk. However well we can use
these provisions, then our physical and spiritual lives will
increase to that extent. Allah Rezzak, Allah Hu.
This is our spiritual rizk. We come
here every week and we take rizk from here and this spiritual
rizk is worship. This brings us close to Allah, this gives ashk,
endless love, to the hearts of people, and with this people can live
in peace. If we cannot get this rizk, then everything will
change and then instead of love, enmity will start. So however
much of this spiritual sustenance we can get, that is how much our
beauty will increase and we will be dost with each other.
This is the allotment of the esma of Rezzak.