(I need no provisions from them, nor do I need them to feed Me.)
Surah 51. Adh-Dhariyat, Verse 56:
وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالْإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ
Dan (ingatlah) Aku tidak menciptakan jin dan manusia melainkan untuk mereka menyembah dan beribadat kepadaKu.
Surah 51. Adh-Dhariyat, Verse 57:
مَا أُرِيدُ مِنْهُم مِّن رِّزْقٍ وَمَا أُرِيدُ أَن يُطْعِمُونِ
Aku tidak sekali-kali menghendaki sebarang rezeki pemberian dari mereka, dan Aku tidak menghendaki supaya mereka memberi makan kepadaKu.
Surah 51. Adh-Dhariyat, Verse 58:
إِنَّ اللَّهَ هُوَ الرَّزَّاقُ ذُو الْقُوَّةِ الْمَتِينُ
Sesungguhnya Allah Dia lah sahaja Yang Memberi rezeki (kepada sekalian makhlukNya, dan Dia lah sahaja) Yang Mempunyai Kekuasaan yang tidak terhingga, lagi Yang Maha Kuat Kukuh kekuasaanNya.
The Purpose of Our Existence
[51:56] I did not create the jinns and the humans except to worship Me alone.
[51:57] I need no provisions from them, nor do I need them to feed Me.
[51:58] GOD is the Provider, the Possessor of all power, the Supreme.
5032 Creation is not for idle sport or play: 21:16 . Allah has a serious Purpose behind it, which, in our imperfect state, we can only express by saying that each creature is given the chance of development and progress towards the Goal, which is Allah. Allah is the source and centre of all power and all goodness, and our progress depends upon our putting ourselves into accord with His Will. This is His service. It is not of any benefit to Him: (see the next two verses)-it is for our own benefit.
5033 Sustenance, in both the literal and the figurative sense: so also “Feed Me” at the end of the verse. Allah is independent of all needs. It is therefore absurd to suppose that He should require any Sustenance, and still more absurd to suppose that we can feed Him! The gifts, the Sustenance, the goodness, all come from His side.
5034 Allah commands all power; therefore any power we seek must be from Him. And His power is steadfast, the same today as yesterday, and forever. Therefore His help is always sure.