21. AL-QAABID – THE CONSTRICTOR
The One Who constricts the sustenance for whoever He wills, out of His complete Wisdom. He is the One who seizes souls in sleep and at death, and wards off evil from His servants
Allah constricts rizq for whoever He wishes for reasons He knows best. However, we as Muslims have to refrain from uttering anything that is against the honor of Allah ‘azza wa jalla when that happens. At the same time, when He creates ease, we should acknowledge it is from Him and not because of us. But ya ikhwaani, the greatest constriction is the constriction of the heart and soul! May Allah open our hearts upon guidance and His love!
Allah ‘azza wa jalla warns us and says:
“As for man, when his Lord tries him by giving him honour and gifts, then he says (puffed up): “My Lord has honoured me.” But when He tries him, by straitening his means of life, he says: “My Lord has humiliated me!” (Surah Fajr: 15-16)