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Ask Allah Alone, The One Who Provides for the Young Crow

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It is related that when Prophet Dawud 'alayhi'l-salām (peace be upon him) supplicated, he would say, “Oh Allah, the One who provides sustenance for baby crow in it’s nest….” When the crow chick first hatches from it’s egg, it appears white (and featherless). Hence, the (parent) crow does not recognize the chick and due to the difference between their colors, he abandons it. Out of His Generosity, Allah then sends to it a type of worm that is attracted to the smell of it’s beak and crawls over it. The chick devours it and is sustained by this type of worm until it grows and it’s black feathers grow out. At this, the parent crows recognize him and return to him. No one has the power to control this except Allah:

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“Is there any creator other than Allah who provides for you?” (Faatir 35:3).

“And there is no creature on earth but that upon Allah is its provision, and He knows it’s place of dwelling and place of storage. All is in a clear register.” (Hud 11:6).

Allah says,

“Or who is it that could be an army for you to aid you other than the Most Merciful? The disbelievers are not but in delusion. Or who is it that could provide for you if He withheld His provision? But they have persisted in insolence and aversion.” (Al-Mulk 67:20,21).

Oh Allah, do not withhold your provision from us!

When people go out in search of their sustenance, this is a method of seeking the means (sabab). But one must know with certainty that no one provides except Allah. And the greatest of all provision is Jannah, as Allah has called it ‘rizq’ in His Words.

Therefore, every time you are granted something of this worldly life, anticipate that which is greater (Jannah)!

(Know that) Allah is asked for that which is small and that which is plenty.  He is asked for that which is great and that which is insignificant. It is related in some traditions that Allah told Musa 'alayhi'l-salām (peace be upon him), ‘Oh Musa, ask Me even for the salt for your food, ask Me for the food for your animal and ask me for the lace of your shoes.’ For that which occurs only happens if The One and Only One permitted it to happen.

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Mariam is of Middle Eastern origin, raised in North America, not quite settling in one specific place. After living up in the North of North America, she has shifted continents and currently residing in a rapidly flourishing, historical city located in the desert of Arabia. She is a recent graduate of the American Open University, with a Bachelors in Islamic Studies. She believes that regardless of where a person is, writing is a tool to reach out and express that which inspires, touches and affects them. So she writes; perhaps that which inspires her will be a source of good for at least one other person.

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. Mohammad

    August 22, 2012 at 12:40 AM

    Allah (SWT) is the provider. Allahu Akbar

  2. hajjsharif

    August 22, 2012 at 1:35 AM

    Yaa Rabb, i seek yoir forgiveness on my shortcomings… make ease our steps in every space and time. Amin

  3. Mr. Who

    August 22, 2012 at 6:58 AM

    some fact finding before posting the article would have been nice. Baby crows are not white, and parents do not abandon the baby crow. A simple internet search can establish that quickly. The white crow in the video is probably albino. the white bird with some thing on its beak is not a crow nor a baby.

  4. Yasmin

    August 22, 2012 at 12:25 PM

    Jazakallah khair for this great reminder!

  5. Brother

    August 23, 2012 at 11:09 PM

    There used to be a crows nest next to our apartment and the parent(s) used to be very defensive of their young. Honestly I’m a bit skeptical in the white baby crow, worm and parental abandonment part of this article. Is there scientific evidence of this? Is the above supplication by hazrat Dawud coming from accurate sources?

  6. Marwa Ahmed Mahmoud

    August 25, 2012 at 7:58 AM

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  7. Abood

    August 26, 2012 at 5:05 PM

    I looked on Google…..baby crows are not white and are not abandoned

    I searched google images….baby crows have black feathers

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