Ways To Increase Provision (Rizq)
Allah Almighty is the most gracious and we can never thank Him enough for his graciousness and blessings which blanket us throughout our lives, he keeps blessing us despite our thanklessness and constant whining over things. Allah constantly makes us aware of his grandeur through his 99 names, out of his 99 beautiful names, one is ‘Razzaq’- The Sustainer, meaning He is the One and only that provides to the universe, as only He has the power to do so.
Allah has written a certain amount of Rizq for human beings throughout their lives, however, there are certain ways via which we can increase that Rizq or provisioning. The first and foremost way to connect with Allah, to please Him and to increase your rizq as directed in the Quran and via accounts of Hadith is constant repentance, Taubah or seeking forgiveness from sins.
Regarding this Allah says in the Quran in chapter 71, verse 10-12 (summary) that ask forgiveness from Him Truly he is forgiving, in return for which He will send rain in abundance, give increase in wealth and children and bestow rivers and gardens on the one asking forgiveness.
Another best way to increase the provision is piety, as described in Chapter 65, verse 2-3, in which Allah says (summary), whoever fears him, He will make out a way for him out of every difficult situation and He will provide for him from where he does not expect.
Besides the above, another way of increasing provision is to mend broken/severed ties of kinship and maintaining them as it is written in the hadith that whoever wants abundance of rizq and extension in lifespan should look into his ties with relatives.
In addition to the above, giving charity in Allah’s way also increases rizq, as said in Sura Al-Saba, he says that whatsoever is spent in His way, he compensates it, and He is the best of Providers. Similarly, there is another verse in the second chapter of the Quran pertaining to charity.
Offering prayers is another way to increase provision, as per the hadith, which says that offering prayers is a source of contentment of the heart removal of poverty. Performing Hajj and Umrah is another excellent way of removing blockades from your Rizq, strengthening your connection with the Creator and gaining spiritual uplift, which is why pilgrims choose Ramadan for offering pilgrimage, via Ramadan Umrah packages, besides Hajj in the month of Zil- Hajj via cheap Hajj packages as they know it is a source of getting sins pardoned and way to increase rizq.
It is described in Tirmazi; one of the accurate books that performing Umrah and Hajj consecutively is the source of removal of poverty and sins (summary).Other beneficial ways to mend your connection with Allah and increase your provision is through supplication, tawakkul (having faith in Allah), honesty in business and trade, praising Allah the Almighty.
Last but not the least, Nikah is also a source of increasing provision, which is Sunnah and a highly liked act. By performing the acts, it is highly likely that with Allah’s will anyone experiencing blockade in his provision would see improvements.