Provision is not Limited to Money

One of the misconceptions that many have is that provision means wealth or money, but it is much wider than that. Every good that is given to a person is a part of provision, hence guidance, children, knowledge, intellect, a good wife, neighbours, health  and friends are all forms of provision.

In an authentic hadeeth, the Prophet ﷺ said:

If anyone of you, when intending to have sexual intercourse with his wife, says: 'Bismillah, Allahumma jannibna-sh-shaitan, wa jannibi-sh-shaitan ma razaqtana,' “O Allah, keep Shaytaan away from us and keep him away from what you provide for us) and if the couple are destined to have a child (out of that very sexual relation), then Satan will never be able to harm that child.
Sahih Al-Bukhari
Ibn Abbas
Sahih Bukhari (6388)

In another narration, the Prophet ﷺ used the passive form of provision when describing the love that Khadijah may Allah be pleased with her had for him, so we understand that love of a person is a form of provision that Allah gives to His servants as we can see in this other hadeeth:

When Allah loves a servant, he calls Gabriel and he says: Verily, I love this person so you should love him. Then Gabriel loves him and makes an announcement in the heavens, saying: Allah loves this person and you should love him. Thus, the dwellers of the heavens love him and he is honoured on the earth.
Al-Bukhari and Muslim
Anas ibn Malik
Sahih Bukhari and Muslim (3037) - (2637)

Children are also a source of provision from Allah, which is a source of strength for the whole ummah.

Allah said about the Children of Israel.

Then We gave you once again, a return of victory over them. And We helped you with wealth and children and made you more numerous in man power.
Holy Quran
Surah Al-Isra [17:7]

Allah shows here that He provided for the children of Israel with offspring which was a source of strength for them. Of course, we as Muslims must understand that mere numbers are not sufficient to strengthen a society but it must be accompanied by education as well as respecting and abiding by the laws of Allah.

And if the people of the towns had believed and had the Taqwa (piety), certainly, We should have opened for them blessings from the heaven and the earth, but they belied (the Messengers). So We took them (with punishment) for what they used to earn (polytheism and crimes, etc.)
Holy Quran
Surah Al-A'raf [7:96]

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