[4:120] He promises them and entices them; what the devil promises is no more than an illusion.
[4:121] These have incurred Hell as their final abode, and can never evade it.
[4:122] As for those who believe and lead a righteous life, we will admit them into gardens with flowing streams, wherein they live forever. Such is the truthful promise of GOD. Whose utterances are more truthful than GOD’s?
What the devil promises is an illusion (4:120)
The devil promises poverty (2:268)
Therefore is poverty is an illusion?
[2:268] The devil promises you poverty and commands you to commit evil, while GOD promises you forgiveness from Him and grace. GOD is Bounteous, Omniscient.
Poverty is the belief that we are lacking something. God has given us everything that we need when we need it. It is our lack of trust in God that causes people to believe they are in poverty. Anyone who reverences God, God will create an exit for them.
[65:2] … Anyone who reverences GOD, He will create an exit for him.
[65:4] …Anyone who reverences GOD, He makes everything easy for him.
[65:5] … This is GOD’s command that He sends down to you. Anyone who reverences GOD, He remits his sins, and rewards him generously.
[42:12] To Him belongs absolute control of the heavens and the earth. He is the One who increases the provision for whomever He wills, or reduces it. He is fully aware of all things.
[42:27] If GOD increased the provision for His servants, they would transgress on earth. This is why He sends it precisely measured to whomever He wills. He is fully Cognizant and Seer of His servants.
When God created the heavens and the earth. He spent two days to calculate the physical laws and four days to calculate the provisions
[41:10] He placed on it stabilizers (mountains), made it productive, and He calculated its provisions in four days, to satisfy the needs of all its inhabitants.
[41:11] Then He turned to the sky, when it was still gas, and said to it, and to the earth, “Come into existence, willingly or unwillingly.” They said, “We come willingly.”
[41:12] Thus, He* completed the seven universes in two days, and set up the laws for every universe. And we* adorned the lowest universe with lamps, and placed guards around it. Such is the design of the Almighty, the Omniscient.
So if we should never think that we do not have enough
[20:52] He said, “The knowledge thereof is with my Lord in a record. My Lord never errs, nor does He forget.“
So if we ever believe we are lacking something we are believing in another source other than God:
See examples of Joseph, David vs. Goliath, Moses vs. Pharaoh. God provides us with everything we need to overcome any obstacle that is in our path.
The illusion of poverty keeps people from doing righteous work when they buy into the devil’s lies.
[3:134] who give to charity during the good times, as well as the bad times. They are suppressors of anger, and pardoners of the people. GOD loves the charitable.