Meaning: He takes it upon Himself to provide sustenance to all His creatures without exception.
He also takes it upon Himself to grant, with His immense mercy and grace, His righteous
servants, special provision, namely, blessings of faith and lawful earnings. The word Ar-Razzaaq
points to His abundant provision and plentiful sustenance.
Occurrence: Ar-Raaziq: 5 times; Ar-Razzaaq: once.
Evidence: “Provide for us; for You are the best of providers.” (Surat Al-Maa’idah, 5:114) “Allah is the
great Sustainer, the Mighty One, the Invincible.” (Surat Adh-Dhariyaat, 51:58)
Said Jesus, the son of Mary, “O Allah , our Lord, send down to us a table [spread with food] from the heaven to be for us a festival for the first of us and the last of us and a sign from You. And provide for us, and You are the best of providers.”
Indeed, it is Allah who is the [continual] Provider, the firm possessor of strength.