Surat Alnahl - Verses 76 to 83
This is exactly what I was talking about earlier – we’ve got so many blessings. I sometimes wonder what would happen if I were to isolate myself from society entirely. Assume I took a wrong turn somewhere and ended up in a jungle, hopelessly lost (and before you ask, yes, phone battery dead).
One thing I tend to forget is that every single animal that God has created fends for itself. Most of them (if not all) somehow manage to get their share of food and ultimately survive. They don’t have money.
I think we’ve started to mistakenly conflate the concepts of money and blessing. They are different things. Money is something you’re given (by someone else) or is taken. However, there are so many blessings that exist outside of money — happiness, peace of mind and health are some.
TL;DR: We rely on God alot more that modern society will have us believe.
Disclaimer: This is a description of my understanding of the verses in the Quran, and not the real true meaning of the verse. My understanding changes over time -- I see many things differently than I did 3 years ago, and my understanding can (nay, it should) evolve with time. Think about how your understanding of the role of parents changes as you grow -- first as a kid, then a teenager and later as a parent yourself. Your understanding evolves with time. The true meaning of the verses however, does not. I make absolutely no claims that this is in any way a resemblance of the true meaning of the verses. Instead, this is really just meant to be a record for me -- a notebook of sorts, where I think over the meaning verses and try to glean valuable lessons with which I hope to apply to better myself.