It’s not a dua for desperation, I’ve read many have written this. For me, it is how to get everything when you have nothing. However, Rabbi inni lima anzalta dua can create miracles for you! This is exactly what has happened with Prophet Moosa A.S. when he was in desperate need.
Rabbi Inni Lima Anzalta Ilayya Min Khairin Faqir
Surah #28, Surah Al-Qasas, Verse #24 tells the incident of why Moosa A.S. asked ALLAH through rabbi inni lima anzalta dua.
A man was praying for more than 20 years for his need. Still, he is empty-handed. As of today, he asks ALLAH for the very same need with all the same hope and passion as it was at the initial times.
What causes Moosa A.S. to read this dua
Talking about Rabbi inni lima anzalta dua. We mustn’t forget that he has nothing with him. How helpless Hazrat Moosa A.S. was when he entered Madyan (a city).
When you feel like you are alone. It is not normal. You should identify time is telling you something you are not trying to swallow. Whatever might be the cause of your pain, agony, or problems in your life.
Whatever need you have it doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter as everyone has its own needs and wants. This is how humans are. The belly of a human can only be filled with the dirt of the grave.
But if you have something to beg genuinely from ALLAH. You should be so sincere in your duas.
Madyan is the city of Sho’aib A.S. and comes within the territory of Fir’oun’s control. It is 8 days far from Egypt. Moosa A.S. never knew this city before. He has never seen the ways to this city. No money no food and no mode of carriage; horse, camel nothing.
At the time, when he was a infant Moosa A.S. was adopted by Fir’oun. And the day has come when Moosa A.S. managed to escape from this palace. It’s a long story.
A man came to Moosa A.S. and informed him. As it is mentioned in The Noble Quran, Surah #28, Surah Al-Qasas, Ayat/Verse #20
وَجَاءَ رَجُلٌ مِّنْ أَقْصَى الْمَدِينَةِ يَسْعَىٰ قَالَ يَا مُوسَىٰ إِنَّ الْمَلَأَ يَأْتَمِرُونَ بِكَ لِيَقْتُلُوكَ فَاخْرُجْ إِنِّي لَكَ مِنَ النَّاصِحِينَ
And a man came from the farthest end of the city, running. He said, “O Moses, indeed the eminent ones are conferring over you [intending] to kill you, so leave [the city]; indeed, I am to you of the sincere advisors.”
The escape of Moosa A.S. from Egypt was very hard and beyond our imaginations. The army of Fir’oun was searching him at every single suburb and exits. Somehow Moosa A.S. ran away from Egypt (Misr).
He headed towards Madyan. Moosa A.S. knows nothing about the ways to Madyan and where it is located. He is in the middle of nowhere now.
ALLAH has appointed Jibreel A.S. to guide him. While he was traveling to Madyan he ate nothing but the leaves of the trees. Or he was entirely hungry and has eaten nothing during this travel.
Let us imagine how painful it was. Imagine yourself in a city far away. Where no one knows you. Imagine yourself having no food and nothing for livelihood.
You have eaten the leaves of the trees and no food. Walking alone for days, no one to help!
And then he met the daughters of Hazrat Sho’aib A.S. who was too old. Standing far from the well waiting to fetch water. Because other shephars are already fetching from the same well. And they did not want to go into the crowd as they are female.
Even if he was so tired after a long travel, hungry with no energy at all. Being a human Moosa A.S. helped them to fetch the water and watered the flock.
As mentioned in the initial part of verse #24 of Surah Al-Qasas:
فَسَقَىٰ لَهُمَا ثُمَّ تَوَلَّىٰ إِلَى الظِّلِّ
Fasaqa Lahuma Summa Tawalla Ilazzilli
So he watered (their sheep) for them, then went back to the shade.
After returning the flock back to the daughters of Hazrat Sho’aib A.S. He came under the shadow of the tree and asked ALLAH to grant whatever good is for him.
And then Moosa A.S. said:
Rabbi Inni Lima Anzalta Ilayya Min Khairin Faqir
رَبِّ إِنِّي لِمَا أَنزَلْتَ إِلَيَّ مِنْ خَيْرٍ فَقِيرٌ
Rabbi Inni Lima Anzalta Ilayya Min Khairin Faqeerun
“My Lord, indeed I am, for whatever good You would send down to me, in need.”
Surah #28, Surah Al-Qasas, Part of Ayat/Verse #24
The daughters then told the entire incident to their father Hazrat Sho’aib A.S. was really impressed. Later called Moosa A.S. As mentioned in verse #25 of Surah Al-Qasas:
فَجَاءَتْهُ إِحْدَاهُمَا تَمْشِي عَلَى اسْتِحْيَاءٍ قَالَتْ إِنَّ أَبِي يَدْعُوكَ لِيَجْزِيَكَ أَجْرَ مَا سَقَيْتَ لَنَا ۚ فَلَمَّا جَاءَهُ وَقَصَّ عَلَيْهِ الْقَصَصَ قَالَ لَا تَخَفْ ۖ نَجَوْتَ مِنَ الْقَوْمِ الظَّالِمِينَ
Then one of the two women came to him walking with shyness. She said, “Indeed, my father invites you that he may reward you for having watered for us.” So when he came to him and related to him the story, he said, “Fear not. You have escaped from the wrongdoing people.”
And finally asked him to marry one of his daughter.
As mentioned in verse #27 of Surah Al-Qasas:
قَالَ إِنِّي أُرِيدُ أَنْ أُنكِحَكَ إِحْدَى ابْنَتَيَّ هَاتَيْنِ عَلَىٰ أَن تَأْجُرَنِي ثَمَانِيَ حِجَجٍ ۖ فَإِنْ أَتْمَمْتَ عَشْرًا فَمِنْ عِندِكَ ۖ وَمَا أُرِيدُ أَنْ أَشُقَّ عَلَيْكَ ۚ سَتَجِدُنِي إِن شَاءَ اللَّهُ مِنَ الصَّالِحِينَ
He said, “Indeed, I wish to wed you one of these, my two daughters, on [the condition] that you serve me for eight years; but if you complete ten, it will be [as a favor] from you. And I do not wish to put you in difficulty. You will find me, if ALLAH wills, from among the righteous.”
ALLAH Jalla Jalaaluhu provided him food, shelter, and a wife.
Rabbi Inni Lima Anzalta Dua for Sustenance & Needy
ALLAH Jalla Jalaaluhu has provided everything to Moosa A.S. according to the needs within his intentions. Undoubtedly, this dua will help the one who needs sustenance/Rizq through any halal mode.
Only ALLAH is the provider of the sustenance. HE has promised us this. But we should approach ALLAH for this.
Narrated Abdullah ibn Mas’ud:
The Messenger of Allah ﷺ made me read the verse “It is I who give (all) sustenance, Lord of power, steadfast (for ever).
Sunan Abi Dawud 3993 | Grade : Saheeh (Al-Albani)
The verse stated in the above Hadith is from Surah #51, Ad-Dhaariyat, Verse/Ayat #58
إِنَّ اللَّهَ هُوَ الرَّزَّاقُ ذُو الْقُوَّةِ الْمَتِينُ
InALLAHa Huwal-rRazzaaqu Zul-Qoowwatil Mateen
For ALLAH is He Who gives (all) Sustenance,- Lord of Power,- Steadfast (for ever).
Advice through Hadith to Increase Sustenance
Anas Radi ALLAHu ‘Anhu reported the Messenger of ALLAH ﷺ as saying :
Anyone who is pleased that his sustenance is expanded and his age extended should do kindness to his near relatives.
Sunan Abi Dawud 1693 | Grade : Saheeh (Al-Albani)
Purpose of Reading this dua (Benefits)One cannot limit the benefits of any Quranic verse. I can only mention a few here.