The fear of “No Money” (Poverty)

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So many of us are afraid of having “No money” or “not enough money” or simply said, Poverty. We’re afraid of losing our jobs, not being able to pay our bills and not being capable of sustaining our lifestyles. For many, this fear grips us to the extent that we suffer through miserable jobs and becoming slaves to it working day and night, having little time to spend with our own families and worst, sacrificing our duties as Muslims (praying, wearing the hijab, etc) to please the boss. This “life” prevents us from exploring other opportunities and using our own creativity to its best. We become like a human robot. Though sometimes I feel this is necessary, however, many people simply accept it as fate and never seek to do something better and more fulfilling because of FEAR followed by the many “What IFs”.  This results in them not allowing themselves to even think about looking for something greater. They’re stuck. They’re willing to settle for a life that isn’t their best.

But is that really fate or they are just placing themselves in that situation? Because I know that in the Al-Quran Allah mentions that He is Ar-Razaaq (The Sustainer) and it’s only mentioned one time in surah Adh-Dhariyat:

And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me. I do not want from them any provision, nor do I want them to feed Me. Indeed, it is Allah who is Ar-Razzaq, the [continual] Provider, the firm possessor of strength.  [51:56-58]

It is interesting to note that Allah mentions He is Ar-Razzaq right after stating our purpose and our main duty in life. Essentially, Allah says you do your job (to worship Him) and I’ll do mine (to Sustain). SubhanAllah! Allah has already told us that He is the Provider, therefore we should focus on what we need to do and He will take care of the rest.

These are the kinds of verses that should give us great comfort and remove our fears. I will like to end this article by reminding you to “FOCUS on what Really Matters”.

So what really Matters to you?

 

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