Asking a human being for assistance

Q 1: We left our country and migrated to Makkah to guard our religion because people in our country oppose the Islamic dress and fight against the Multazim (practicing Muslim) who adheres to the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger. We have come here to Makkah where Islam and security prevail and the Qur'an and Sunnah are practiced. My husband has been working as a teacher for three years and this year is his fourth one. Praise be to Allah, he is Multazim and always in good relation with Allah. (Part No. 25; Page No. 393) My husband was surprised that the current year is the last one in his contract and he vainly tried many times to renew the contract. Do we commit a mistake when we seek man's assistance? That is because I heard a Hadith that reads: If you beg, beg of Allah Alone; and if you need assistance, supplicate to Allah Alone for help. Does this mean that we should leave our affairs to Allah without seeking the help of humans? We live in hope of finding a job for my husband to remain in this Muslim country. In Surah (Qur'anic chapter) Al-Nisa', Allah says, "Was not the earth of Allâh spacious enough for you to emigrate therein?" Please, tell us what we should do. May Allah reward you with the best!

A: Allah (Exalted be He) orders His Slaves to cooperate in doing righteousness and having Taqwa (fear/wariness of offending Allah). He (Glorified be He) said, Help you one another in Al-Birr and At-Taqwâ (virtue, righteousness and piety) Allah also encourages that a Muslim should help his brother fulfill his needs, because whoever fulfills the need of a Muslim brother, Allah will have his own needs fulfilled. In a Hadith, it is authentically narrated: A believer to another believer is like a wall of bricks supporting each other. (Related by Al-Bukhari, Muslim, Al-Tirmidhy and Al-Nasa'y.) It is permissible for a Muslim to seek the assistance of his Muslim brother during his lifetime in things that he is able to do, such as interceding with a Muslim to fulfill his interests. It is authentically narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, Intercede and you will receive the reward for it but Allah will bring about what He wills through His Prophet's (peace be upon him) tongue. (Related by Al-Bukhari, Muslim, Abu (Part No. 25; Page No. 394) Dawud, Al-Nasa'y and Al-Tirmidhy.) Thus, there is no blame on you to seek the assistance of another Muslim to intercede on your behalf in matters that are in the capacity of man.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.