Insha’Allah, by the end of today’s reading, we will know the correct way to get our needs met. Teach this to the children as well. And when the little ones ask us for toys and things, we can say to them, “Did you ask Allah?”
The Meaning of Reliance (Tawakkul) on Allaah
Shaikh Saalih bin Fawzaan Al-Fawzaan
Haqeeqat-ut-Tawakkul ‘alaAllaah (pg. 7-14)
Al-Ibaanah.com (site no longer operating) Published: April 1, 2006
Previously, The Meaning of Reliance on Allaah, part 4
Likewise, one can put his trust in Allaah in order to achieve his worldly needs, such as obtaining provision, preventing an enemy, and repelling harms and dangers from himself.
Therefore, relying upon Allaah can be in religious matters as well as worldly matters. So you should rely on Allaah in your Creed and your Tawheed. And put your trust in Allaah for fulfilling your needs even if your needs are of a worldly nature, such as eating, drinking, clothing and accomplishing some set goals. Put your reliance and trust in Allaah for all matters.
Reliance on Allaah is not limited to just matters of Creed and Tawheed. Rather, it even applies to worldly matters and seeking provision. When it comes to fulfilling any goal, do not rely on anyone besides Allaah. This is since all of the affairs are in the Hand of Allaah. The keys of the heavens and the earth are in His Hand, so we must put our trust and reliance in Him.
All of the needs and objectives of the servants lie in the Hand of Allaah. So how can a person put his trust and reliance in other than Allaah for his religious and worldly matters? No doubt this is from ignorance and turning away from Allaah. Therefore, relying on Allaah is one of the greatest stations of servitude.
Write one benefit you gained from this week’s reading. And here are several questions to further explore in your journal.
- Where must we go to get our needs from?
- Is reliance on Allah only for religious matters?
- Think back to part 2, where in one’s body does tawakkul happen?
- Make a list of things you want from Allah.