يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلنَّاسُ أَنتُمُ ٱلۡفُقَرَآءُ إِلَى ٱللَّهِۖ
“O mankind! it is you who stand in need of Allah” Soorah Fatir Verse 15
Shaykh Zayd bin Haadi Al Madkhalee (Rahimahullah) comments:
Meaning in need of Him in all affairs from their affairs, because they they did not have knowledge and awareness of Allah, nor His religion except after Allah revealed the books to the messengers and commanded them with conveying (the message to) their nations.
Therefore the creation are in need of Allah, with regards to knowledge and awareness of their religion, and they are in need of Him throughout their lives and sustenance and their living and their dying.
Yes, in need of Allah – The Mighty and Majestic – for He is the one who looks after their affair, the affairs of the religion and the affairs of the worldly life.
التعليقات المختصرة اليسيرة على العقيدة الطحاوية الشهيرة ص 34