Ways to Boost Our Tawakkul in Allah

The root of Tawakkul is ‘reliance’ or ‘dependence’. Tawakkul itself translates as ‘trust and reliance’ which means that, in a way, it is quite dualistic and has two different facets which are not independent of each other but are interlinked. Tawakkul means to fulfill all of one’s duties and then to leave the result to Allah and to accept the result with reliance and consent. Allah says:

حَسْبِيَ اللَّهُ لَا إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ۖ عَلَيْهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ ۖ وَهُوَ رَبُّ الْعَرْشِ الْعَظِيمِ

“Sufficient for me is Allah; there is no deity except Him. On Him, I have relied, and He is the lord of the Great Throne.” (Quran, 9:129)

 Tawakkul is to repose your trust…to have resolute trust and reliance on Allah. In short, it means to trust in Allah and not to worry about one’s end. One must realize that God is the ultimate source of every bounty, every success, and every benefit, and no harm can reach him even from the most powerful enemy except with the permission of God and similarly no benefit. Allah says:

إِنَّمَا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ الَّذِينَ إِذَا ذُكِرَ اللَّهُ وَجِلَتْ قُلُوبُهُمْ وَإِذَا تُلِيَتْ عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتُهُ زَادَتْهُمْ إِيمَانًا وَعَلَىٰ رَبِّهِمْ يَتَوَكَّلُونَ

“The believers are only those who, when Allah is mentioned, their hearts become fearful. When his verses are recited to them, it increases their faith, and they rely upon their Lord.” (Surat al-Anfal 8:2)

Tawakkul is to look at what is Imaan. It is not just having faith in the heart, but it is a combination of faith and action. Relying on Allah (swt) can instill an enormous amount of peace and contentment. But remember Allah helps whom he wills, so ask him for help often, do your best with patience and certainty and remember the other condition: be conscious of Allah.

Tawakkul the Islamic concept of complete reliance on Allah or ‘trusting in Allah’s plan
  1. Tawakkul indicate that Allah’s wish is an occurrence
  2. Tawakkul greater the chances that we try to please
  3. Tawakkul in Allah no matter what he has put on us
  4. Tawakkul means all things are in Allah’s hands
  5. Tawakkul on Allah relying on lost or success
  6. Tawakkul turn the success in the Hereafter
  7. Tawakkul connect to a powerful associate
  8. Tawakkul is no one but the Lord Himself
  9. Tawakkul attribute everything to the Will
  10. Tawakkul attribute the pleasure of Allah 
  11. Tawakkul is that it invites us to connect
  12. Tawakkul to more we rely on Him
  13. Tawakkul turn lead to goodness in this world
  14. Tawakkul Allah must be strong and rely upon
  15. Tawakkul indicate that Allah cannot be opposed
  16. Tawakkul following the guidance He has given us
  17. Tawakkul will be going to be an end by His Mercy
  18. Tawakkul in Allah means to think before you decide
  19. Tawakkul in Allah means to consult a fellow believer
  20. Tawakkul in Allah turn lead to goodness in this world

“…And put your trust in Allah if you are believers indeed.” (Quran, 5: 23)

Tawakkul means putting trust in Allah while also implementing the means that have been permitted. Tawakkul has to do with placing your absolute trust in Allah over all your affairs, not just about submitting to Him in worship. Reliance on Allah is an act of worship. Through our devoted trust and reliance, we express our monotheistic belief, and therefore these are things we should direct towards Allah alone. Allah says:

“If Allāh helps you, none can overcome you; and if He forsakes you, who is thereafter Him that can help you? And in Allāh (Alone) let the believers put their trust.” (Al-Quran, 3:160)

Tawakkul, therefore, involves belief, dependence, and action. This is because, in order to gain at least some level of Tawakkul, the slave needs to be aware of the fact that all the matters of this world and the Hereafter lie in the Hands of Allah. Nothing occurs except by His Permission and His Leave.

Allah Almighty says in The Holy Quran:
  • “Allāh burdens not a person beyond his scope.” (Quran,1:286)
  • “And rely upon the Ever-Living who does not die.” (Quran, 25:58)
  • “He will provide him from where he does not expect.”  (Quran, 65:3)
  • “And when you have decided, then rely upon Allah.”  (Quran, 3:159)
  • “That man can have nothing but what he strives for.” (an-Najm, 53:39)
  • “And sufficient is Allah as a wakeel (disposer of affairs).” (Quran, 33:48)
  • “And whoever relies upon Allah – He will be sufficient for him.” (Quran, 65:3)

Tawakkul is basically the “trust and reliance on Allah” that is accepting the results that He decides regardless of how they may turn out to be. We may face challenges and difficult situations in our life but we have to face them strongly while believing in Allah Almighty that is the concept of Tawakkul. Tawakkul is our belief and the attitude that we have about putting trust in Allah to take care of all affairs of our life.

مَنْ سَرَّهُ أَنْ يُبْسَطَ لَهُ فِي رِزْقِهِ وَأَنْ يُنْسَأَ لَهُ فِي أَثَرِهِ فَلْيَصِلْ رَحِمَهُ

“Whoever is pleased to be given more wealth and to have his life extended, then he should keep good relations with his family.” (Sahih Bukhari 5639)

Tawakkul is our belief and the attitude that we have about putting trust in Allah to take care of all affairs of our life. Reliance does not mean you do not work for provision, neglect education or not apply for a job, and miss an interview deadline. Allah has decreed that we must work and it is from the ways that He gives people when they strive. Allah says:

“And put your trust and reliance in Allah, and sufficient is Allah as a Trustee.” (Surah Al-Ahzab 33: 3)

All our strength and ability are from Allah and ultimately it’s the favor of Allah that will determine our success. Do not sit in your home and claim that your daily sustenance will come to you! Allah orders us to depend upon Him and to work at the same time. Thus, the act of striving for our sustenance is an act of physical worship while trusting in Allah is the worship of the heart.

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