English Translation of Al-Quran
.Surah Al-Ankabut [The Spider]
Ayat 59. Those who are patient, and put their trust (only) in their Lord (Allah).
Ayat 60. And so many a moving (living) creature there is, that carries not its own provision! Allah provides for it and for you. And He is the All-Hearer, the All Knower.
Tafseer of Surah Al-Ankabut (The Spider) Ayat 59 and 60. Those who persevere in patience, and put their trust in their Lord and Cherisher. 60. How many are the creatures that carry not their own sustenance? It is Allah who feeds (both) them and you: for He hears and knows (all things). If we look at the animal creation, we see that many creatures seem almost helpless to find their own food or sustain their full life, being surrounded by many enemies. Yet in the Plan of Allah, they find full sustenance and protection. So does man. Man’s needs—as well as helplessness—are by many degrees greater. Yet Allah provides for him as for all His creatures. Allah listens to the wish and cry of all His creatures and He knows their needs and how to provide for them all. Man should not therefore hesitate to suffer exile or persecution in Allah’s Cause.
English Translation of Hadith
Hazrat Umer bin Khattab (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I heard The Messenger of Allah [SAWW](PBUH) saying, “If you all depend on Allah with due reliance, He would certainly give you provision as He gives it to birds who go forth hungry in the morning and return with full belly at dusk”.
[At-Tirmidhi Hadith # 2344].
Lesson : as mentioned above in Surah Al- Ankabut Ayat 60. “Many a moving (living) creature there is, that carries not its own provision! Allah provides for it and for you” Trust in Allah does not mean that one should not give any importance to material resources. What it really means is that along with their due importance, one should have full trust in Allah. Without His Will, material resources are of no avail. But nevertheless, it is necessary to have material resources because their procurement is also ordained by Him. Birds do not keep sitting in their nests for food but fly out in search of it.