He (Allaah) is the Creator without any need, Provider without any difficulty – Shaykh Fawzan | Dawud Burbank [Audio|En]

Aqeedah Tahaawiyyah : Lesson 06

[13] خالق بلا حاجة، رازق بلا مؤنة

[13]    He is the Creator without any need, Provider without any difficulty.

The Explanation – Point [13]

He is the One who created the creation and He has no need of them.  Rather, He created them just so that they should worship Him.

And I did not create jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me alone. (SooratudhDhaariyaat (51), aayah 56)[1]

So, He created them not because He had any need of them – that they should aid Him or assist Him or help Him, He the One free from all imperfections, or that they should defend Him.  He only created them so that they should worship Him.  And they (the people) are the ones who need that worship in order to connect themselves to Allaah and to attach themselves to their Lord.  So `ibaadah (worship) is the connection between the person and his Lord.  So it draws him closer to Allaah, and through it he attains reward from Allaah, and recompense.  So, `ibaadah (worship) is a need of the creation and it is not a need of Allaah, the Mighty and Majestic.

If you (people) disbelieve (in Allaah), you and everybody upon the earth, then Allaah is the Independent One who has no need, the One deserving of all praise. (Soorah Ibraaheem (14), aayah 8)

If you (people) disbelieve (in Allaah), then Allaah has no need of you. (Sooratuz-Zumar (39), aayah 7)

And his (the author’s) saying, “Allaah is the Provider without any difficulty”[2] meaning, He is the One who provides all the provision for His servants and that does not diminish what He has with Him.

End of explanation of point [13]


[1] Translator’s side point: Ibn Abil-`Izz rahimahullaah, quotes the next two aayaat which come after this one in SooratudhDhaariyaat, aayaat 57 and 58:

I do not want from them any provision and I do not want that they should feed Me.  Indeed Allaah, He is the great Provider, the One possessing Power, the Strong.

(SooratudhDhaariyaat (51), aayaat 57-58)

[2] Side point: Ibn Abil-`Izz rahimahullaah, quotes from the following hadeeth qudsee:

“…O my servants, were the first of you and the last of you, the human of you and the jinn of you were to stand in one place and ask of Me, and I were to give every person what he asked for, then that would not diminish anything from what I have, except as a needle would diminish the water of the sea when it is placed in it.”

Hadeeth reported by Muslim.

At-Ta`leeqaat Al-Mukhtasarah `alaa Matn Al-`Aqeedah AtTahaawiyyah
By Shaykh Saalih ibn Fawzaan al-Fawzaan hafizahullaah
Translated by Aboo Talhah Daawood Burbank, rahimahullaah

Transcribed by Sideeqa Ali

Posted with kind permission from Dawud Burbank rahimahullaah

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