On Day 22 we are focusing on Allah’s Name: Ar-Razzaaq ~ The Provider.
Shaykh As-Sa’dee (rahimahullah) said in his book “Explanation to the Beautiful and Perfect Names of Allah” regarding the Name Ar-Razzaaq:
The One Who provides for all of His servants, there is not a creature on the earth except that Allah provides for it. His providing for His servants is of two types:
1) The general provision which extends to the righteous and the sinner, the first and the last. This is the provision that is required by the bodies.
2) The specific provision – this being granted to the hearts, nourishing them with knowledge and faith. Also the lawful provision that has been appointed for the benefit of the religion, this being specific to the believers and apportioned in accordance to their differing levels and what His wisdom and mercy dictate.
“Say: “Come, I will recite what your Lord has prohibited you from: Join not anything in worship with Him; be good and dutiful to your parents; kill not your children because of poverty – We provide sustenance for you and for them; come not near to Al-Fawahish (shameful sins, illegal sexual intercourse) whether committed openly or secretly; and kill not anyone whom Allah has forbidden, except for a just cause (according to Islamic law). This He has commanded you that you may understand.” [Al-Al’aam 6:151]
“And I (Allah) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (Alone). I seek not any provision from them (i.e. provision for themselves or for My creatures) nor do I ask that they should feed Me. Verily, Allah is the Ar-Razzaaq, Owner of Power, the Most Strong.” [Adh-Dhariyat 51:56-58]
My girls are currently working on their ‘Who Is Your Lord?’ Lapbook which includes the name Ar-Razzaaq when discussing the qualities of the Lord.