I am trying to look for and understand possible philosophical explanations to a scenario where a person starts loosing wealth and thinks whether it is from Allah or from the devil (of course not even a leaf moves except that Allah wills) in light of the two verses from the Glorious Qur’an (mentioned below).
Of course, this person is not the one who keeps thinking and ends up doing nothing about his/her deteriorating condition but instead this person is someone who strives to get out of his/her crisis as well and tries finding answer/s to (whether it is from Allah or is the devil causing it?)
Surah Baqarah, Ayat 155.
“And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a LOSS OF WEALTH and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient.”
Surah Baqarah, Ayat 268.
“Satan THREATENS YOU WITH POVERTY and orders you to immorality, while Allah promises you forgiveness from Him and bounty. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing.”
Source: Translations taken from quran.com, you can refer to any authentic translation to answer the question.
Attempts at reaching upto a possible explanation:
Can we say Allah can cause/causes loss of wealth (to test you, as He alone has authority over everything He created), whereas the devil can only breed/instil fear of loosing wealth (meaning this is the devil’s best attempt at deceiving mankind)
You will never know who it was caused by until poverty is over and if you turn out to be (when the poverty is over) from among the patient ones surely Allah wanted to raise you in ranks
It is all waswas (meaning whispers from the devil) thinking about who it is caused by (but this is just another trivial answer)