“A woman brings her own rizq (food or sustenance) in the marriage through her date” and the life of her husband will be changed to betterment, it is a common sentence in Pakistan all of us often come across during a wedding ceremony. People describe various stories that many men get better jobs after their marriage and many of them got flourished their business. However, no Islamic reference can be found in such statements or believes.
Although, it is surely authentic and believable that every soul in this non-permanent world will be granted with a fated rizq. But the concept of increase in wealth or rizq of a husband by his wife is not mentioned directly anywhere.
Therefore, it may be just a false faith to get married just to increase your wealth as it has no reference with Quran or Hadith.
Here’s How Rizq Is Provided and What Quran and Ahadith Say About:
To Him (Allah) belong the keys (of the treasures) of the heavens and the earth: He enlarges and restricts the sustenance to whom He wills: for He knows full well all things. [Surah Ash-Shuraa, 12]
Same Surah, in another occasion:
Gracious is Allah to His servants: He gives sustenance to whom He Pleases: and He has Power to can carry out His Will. [Surah Ash-Shuraa, 19]
Allah said regarding sustenance in Surah Ra’d:
Allah doth enlarge or grant by (strict) measure the sustenance (which He Gives) to whom He so Pleases. [Surah Ar-Ra’d, 26]
Allah speaks about rizq and things He has prohibited Muslims from, In Surah Al-An’am:
Say: “Come I will rehearse what Allah hath (really) prohibited you from: join not anything as equal with Him; be good to your parents: kill not your children on a plea of want; We provide sustenance for you and for them; come not nigh to shameful deeds whether open or secret; take not life which Allah hath made sacred except by way of justice and law: thus doth He command you that ye may learn wisdom.”
The Prophet of Allah SWT says in Hadith:
Allah’s Messenger (saws), the true and truly inspired said, “(The matter of the Creation of) a human being is put together in the womb of the mother in forty days, and then it becomes a clot of thick blood for a similar period, and then a piece of flesh for a similar period. Then Allah sends an angel who is ordered to write four things: he (the Angel) is ordered to write down its (the baby’s) deeds, its sustenance, it’s (date of) death, and whether it will be blessed or wretched (in religion). Then the soul is breathed into it…..” [Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 4.430 Narrated by Abdullah bin Musud]
It is obvious and clear by the above ayahs and hadith that Allah has allotted a definite volume of rizq to every soul, even before they are sent to this temporary world. But it is never mentioned that a woman is a cause of increase in the wealth. She brings great blessings and best wishes along with her own rizq when she is tied in the knot of marriage.
Nikah does indeed increase sustenance, there has been a mention in the Quran:
And marry those among you who are single (i.e. a man who has no wife and the woman who has no husband) and (also marry) the Salihun (pious, fit and capable ones) of your (male) slaves and maid-servants (female slaves). If they be poor, Allah will enrich them out of His Bounty. And Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures’ needs, All-Knowing (about the state of the people). [Surah Nur, verse: 32]