English Translation of Al-Quran
.Surah Al-Naml [The Ants]
Ayat 64. Is not He (better than your so-called gods) Who originates creation, and shall thereafter repeat it, and Who provides (food & provision) for you from heaven and earth? Is there any ilah (god) with Allah? Say, “Bring forth your proof, if you are truthful.”
Tafseer of Surah Al Naml (The Ants) Ayat 64. Or, Who originates creation, then repeats it, and who gives you sustenance from heaven and earth? (Can there be another) god besides Allah. Say, “Bring forth your argument, if you are telling the truth!” Sustenance: of course in the spiritual as well as the material sense All the arguments point to the Unity of Allah: there is none whatsoever against it.
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-Naml Ayat 64. “and Who provides (food & provision) for you from heaven and earth?” 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.