Actions / Things that Increase 'Rizq'/Sustenance  & Insights  Image Full Booklet

There are a multitude of factors that determine Rizq,which is partly ordained & will reach you irrespective & partly dependant on the effort ( cause /effect relationship).

HE feeds the insect in the depth of the Oceans as well & has taken upon Himself to provide in accordance with HIS wisdom & to our benefit

Recite Duas for Rizq /Sustenance

Imam Ali(as) in Nahjulbalagha on SUSTENANCE: Allah has guaranteed your livelihood and has commanded you to act. Therefore, the pursuit of that which has been guaranteed to you should not get preference over that whose performance has been enjoined upon you.

But by Allah, most certainly the position is that doubt has overtaken and certainty has been shattered and it seems as if what has been guaranteed to you is obligatory on you and what was made obligatory on you has been taken away from you. So, hasten towards (good) actions and dread the suddenness of death, because the return of age cannot be hoped for, as the return of livelihood can be hoped for. Whatever is missed from livelihood today may be hoped tomorrow with increase, but whatever is lost from the age yesterday, its return cannot be expected today. Hope can be only for that which is to come, while about that which is passed there is only disappointment. So "fear Allah as He ought to be feared and do not die until you are (true) Muslim." (Qur'an , 3:102)


Actions that increase rizq

 Reciting All Salat exactly on Time & following all HIS increases Rizq


1. Good intentions.
2. "Sil-e-Reham" - Staying in touch with family and relatives and being good towards them.
3. Always staying in a state of "wudhoo".
4. Telling the truth.
5. Not swearing/taking oaths.
6. "Istighfar" - Seeking forgiveness from Allah (SWT).
7. "Good Akhlaq" - good moral/ethics.
8. Not being greedy and being gracious for all the blessings of Allah (SWT).
9. Joining the two namaazes and reciting the "taqbeerat".
10. Being present in the mosque at the time of "azhan".
11. Saying namaaz in Jamaat.
12. Being absolutely attentive and humble during namaaz.
13. Being kind to all the forty neighbors on each of the four side of your house.
14. Clipping nails on Thursday.
15. Sweeping the main door of the house and keeping it tidy.
16. Having good behaviors with the momineen.
17. Combing your hair.
18. Punctuality.
19. Being trustworthy.
20. Saying the azhan and repeating it while being said.
21. Staying awake in the morning.
22. Giving priority to Allah's (SWT) commands over people's wishes.
23. Must not consider "rizq" (sustenance) to be something insignificant.
24. Giving "sadqa" - alms.
25. Reciting Sura -e- Yaseen in the morning and Sura -e- Waqia at night.
26. Saying namaaz -e-Vitr.
27. Praying for the momineen in their absence.
28. Avoiding futile conversations.
29. Avoiding unchaste actions.
30. Not talking in the toilet.
31. Good handwriting.
32. Being a pleasant speaker.
33. Reciting this one hundred times a day: La illaha illalahul malikul haqul mobeen.
34. Frequently repetition of : Lahawla wa la qoowata illa billahil aliyyil azeem.
35. Praying any outstanding and night prayers.
36.Reciting Sura -e- Tawheed when entering the house.
37. Wearing a finger ring either of "aqeeq" or "firouza" with "lahawla wa la qowwata illa billahil aliyyil azeem" engraved on the stone.
38. Washing hair with the herbs of "sidr" and "khutmi".
39. Saying "Subhan Allah" thirty times daily.
40. Turning on the lights of the house before sunset.
41. Washing hands before and after eating.


Imām Ja'far ibn Muhammad al-Sādiq (alayhi salām) said:�One who is busy in recitations after Morning Namaz till the sun rises is more successful in acquiring sustenance than through business for a whole month�[Reference: Makarimul Akhlaq, Pg. 304; Ways of Increasing Sustenance pg 97]


     Things that reduce "Rizq"

1. Considering namaaz to be insignificant.
Praying in haste and hurry
2. Being disrespectful with parent.
3. Addressing parents by their names.
4. Walking in front of the aged.
5. Cursing one's own children and praying bad things for them.
6. Breaking ties /enstranged relationship with relatives.
7. Managing financial affairs without any consideration and prior thought.
8. False swearing.
9. Expressing greed.
10. Having the habit of lying.
11. Turning away the needy.
12. Rushing out of masjid.
13. Going to the market before sunrise.
14. Taking a long time in markets.
15. Buying bread from a "faqeer" beggar.

16.Sleeping between the time for Namaaz-e-Fajr and sunrise.

Sleeping immediately after sunset and before sunrise
Sleeping a lot.
17. Sleeping naked.
18. Eating while lying down.
19. Keeping the dishes undone (not washing them).
20. Not honoring breadcrumbs.
21. Not washing hands before and after eating.
22. Using all kinds of wood for a toothpick.
23. Biting nails.
24. Combing hair with a broken comb.
25. Being stingy.
26. Lavish the expenditures without a purpose.
27. Eating and drinking in the state of "janabat".
28. Urinating in the shower.
29. Urinating while naked.

Urinating while standing
30. Shameless behavior.
31. Not cleaning /removing spider webs from house
32. Keeping garbage in the rooms.

Keeping dirt and filth in the house.
33. Sleeping while the sun is setting.
34. Listening to music.
35. Sitting at the main door.
36. Eating in an unclean and cracked dish.
Eating in the state of (junub) ceremonial impurity
38. Wiping the hands and mouth with sleeves.
or skirt
39. Sweeping the house at night.
40. Leaving the food and drinks uncovered.
41. Having an appearance of a beggar.
42. Not praying for the parents whether they are dead or alive
43. Being severe with the wife in the matters of food and clothing.
44. Being lazy.

Performing wuzu in a latrine

Burning the peels of garlic or onion

To hold in contempt or turn the back upon the means of sustenance.

Sitting near graves without reason for long periods.

Passing through flocks of sheep and other cattle.

Cutting nail by the teeth

 Revelling in greed and avarice

 Ignoring beggars

Swearing false oath

Keeping water flowing without reason during the night.


Causes that Hamper Sustenance 

The esteemed author of Mir�ātu�l Kamāl, the late Āyatullāh al-Shaykh Māmaqānī has filled six pages full of reasons that cause poverty and hamper one�s sustenance. References have also come in the gloss of a later edition of this three-volume opus of devotions. Those interested can look at pages 569-583. Here, however, we would like to suffice ourselves with mentioning only a few of them: 

Expression of greed, sleeping between maghrib and �ishā prayers�, sleeping between fajr and sunrise, severing relationship with near relatives, sleeping naked for long durations, cursing one�s children, eating in the state of lying down, abandoning prayers for one�s parents, backbiting, isrāf (over eating, extravagance, etc.), seeking the faults of people, eating while walking, urination and sexual intercourse while facing qibla, urinating on water, laughing excessively especially near graves and gatherings of the learned, not lending money to one who is need, expression of poverty to one who possesses wealth, and excessive sleep. 

Āyatullāh Māmqānī mentions about 175 causes in his manual. 

Therefore, it is essential for us to propagate the culture of taqwā in those poor societies, which can absorb the teachings of Allāh(swt). Taqwā in every dimension of life enables one to experience happiness in this world as well as the Hereafter.