"It is He who made the earth manageable for you, so travel its regions, and eat of His provisions. To Him is the Resurgence." (Surah al-Mulk, 15)
Our scholars have long ago cited this ayah as an indication of the need to work in Islam, eating sustenance with labor and acting in various parts of the world. Indeed, Allah made the earth submissive to man, but this fact has never been more evident than in our time. Man has done all sorts of land use. The phrase "walk" in this verse always motivates Muslims to take up professions and to avoid laziness and idleness. At the same time, it is necessary to remember that sustenance comes from Allah. After the above verse has been shown to be a blessing to human beings, the following verse reveals the consequences of ungratefulness and the fact that the earth, which submits to human beings, can be shattered and may swallow up.