31: Seeking Sustenance
‘Abd Allah ibn ‘Umar said the Messenger of Allah said:
I told you everything which moves you away from Fire, and I guided you to everything which brings you closer to Paradise.
The Holy Spirit inspired me to say that no person dies until his sustenance is completed; therefore, take it easy in earning your sustenance. Don’t let the slowness of your sustenance urge you to seek the bounty of Allah by His disobedience, because Allah’s bounty is gained through obedience to Him. Every human being has his sustenance which undoubtedly will come to him, and whoever is pleased with it, it will be blessed for him and it will suffice him, and for whoever is unhappy with it, it will not be blessed for him and it will not suffice him. Indeed, sustenance seeks a man as his fate (death) seeks him.
Sermons of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) (Abu Nasr Muhammad Ibn Wad’an)