The entire universe is in need of Allah Almighty..


Abdullah ibn Mushabbib al-Qahtāni

The whole world, including humans and jinn, rich and poor, old and young, upper class and lower class, strong and weak, all stand in need of Allah Almighty in every moment.

Out of Allah’s bounty, He couples His name “the Self-Sufficient” with His attribute of mercy in the verse that says:

{And Your Lord is the Self-Sufficient, the Possessor of mercy...}

[Surat al-An‘ām: 133]

He wants to inform His servants that He does not need their worship, yet He shows mercy to them in every aspect of their lives, even in the acts of worship and obligations they perform. Out of His mercy, He even accepts what is little and multiplies its reward.And out of His bounty, He couples His name “the Self-Sufficient” with His name “the Praiseworthy” in the verse that says:

{And Moses said, “If you and all those who are on earth were to disbelieve, indeed Allah is Self-Sufficient, Praiseworthy.”}

[Surat Ibrāhim: 8]

That is He greatly deserves praise, given the great blessings He bestows.

Everyone needs Him in everything, great orsmall, and at every hour and second.

Even the Prophet, who showed the most perfect servitude to Him, used to supplicate Him showing his humble submission and need for Him, and how he could not dispense with Him even for the blink of an eye. He used to supplicate saying:

“Aslih li sha’ni kullah wa la takilni ila nafsi tarfata ‘ayn (Reform all my affairs for me, and do not leave me to myself even for the blink of an eye).”

[Narrated by Al-Nasā’i; Sahīh (authentic)]

You need the Self-Sufficient Lord all the time. The more you show your need for Him, the greater your reward will be.

Always remember that Allah is the Self-Sufficient and that His self-sufficiency is inherent in Him. Even if all the inhabitants of the heavens and the earth were to ask Him and He were to grant them all their requests, this would not decrease His dominion in any way.In a Qudsi Hadīth, Allah Almighty said:

“O My servants, if the first and last of you, and the humans and jinn of you were all to stand together in one place and ask of Me and I were to give everyone what he requested, that would not decrease what I possess except like what is decreased of the ocean when a needle is dipped into it.”

[Narrated by Muslim]






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