Tag: Tawakkul

How to Balance Seeking Out Means (i.e. Provision, Assistance) with Tawākkul (Reliance upon Allāh)

Refuting the View that Carrying out Action in Fulfilment of a Goal is not from Islām Addressing the Confusion Centred Around the Companions of Al-Ṣiffah Refuting the Claim that Carrying out Actions in the Fulfilment of a Goal is a Sign of Weakness Carrying Out Action in the Pursuit of a Goal Does Not Invalidate Tawfīq from Allāh The True Definition of Tawākkul Allāh says: وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَا قَبْلَكَ مِنَ الْمُرْسَلِينَ إِلَّا إِنَّهُمْ لَيَأْكُلُونَ الطَّعَامَ وَيَمْشُونَ فِي الْأَسْوَاقِ ۗ وَجَعَلْنَا بَعْضَكُمْ لِبَعْضٍ فِتْنَةً أَتَصْبِرُونَ ۗ وَكَانَ  رَبُّكَ بَصِيرًا ‘And We did not send...

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The Immense Benefits of Having Tawakkul in Allāh

Shaykh ʿAbd al-Raḥmān al-Saʿdī said: “The one who is safe [from the sickness of worry] is only the one Allāh chooses to cure from this sickness; the one whom Allāh guides to constantly strive against his own self. For this allows one to achieve the beneficial path that leads to the strengthening of his heart, protecting him from being in a state of constant stress. Allāh said:  وَمَن يَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّهِ فَهُوَ حَسْبُهُ ۚ‎ ‘And whoever relies upon Allah – then He is sufficient for him.’ [Al-Ṭalāq, 65:3] Meaning, [Allāh] is a sufficient disposer of everything that concerns him,...

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