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Reliance on Allah 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. Reliance on Allah provides the lens through which to form one’s outlook and actions to bring about the best outcome. Allah promises to provide for the believer from where he does not expect. And whoever relies upon Allah, then He is sufficient for him. Allah says:

اتْلُ مَا أُوحِيَ إِلَيْكَ مِنَ الْكِتَابِ وَأَقِمِ الصَّلَاةَ إِنَّ الصَّلَاةَ تَنْهَىٰ عَنِ الْفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنكَرِ وَلَذِكْرُ اللَّهِ أَكْبَرُ

“Recite what has been revealed to you of the Book and establish prayer. Verily, prayer prohibits immorality and wrongdoing, but the remembrance of Allah is greater.” (Surah Al-Ankabut 29:45)

Reliance to Allah is our belief and the attitude that we have about putting trust in Allah to take care of all affairs of our life. The terms for human habitation are too tricky and too rare, too accurate. We depend on Allah for everything and place reliance on Him. We trust in Allah on all things no matter their worldly affairs or related to Deen. We have to rely on Allah because without His permission nothing could happen or occur. Allah says:

وَقَالَ رَبُّكُمُ ادْعُونِي أَسْتَجِبْ لَكُمْ إِنَّ الَّذِينَ يَسْتَكْبِرُونَ عَنْ عِبَادَتِي سَيَدْخُلُونَ جَهَنَّمَ دَاخِرِينَ

“And, your Lord, “Call upon Me; I will respond to you. Indeed, those who (are) proud to worship Me will enter Hell (in) humiliation.”  (Surah Ghafir 40:60)

Relying on Allah can impart full satisfaction and peace to a person. Allah said he doesn’t help those who don’t help themselves. This life is a test both in good times and bad. The believer sees in every moment an opportunity to reap blessings and rewards. Allah does not send us trials without also giving us the means to seek relief and to make our success easy. The real test of hardship goes beyond worldly concern and discomfort—to how we choose to respond to it. Reliance on Allah is part of One’s faith.

Here are some reasons to put our trust in Allah and depend on Him:

  1. Trust in Alla is a jar that has been sealed with Allah’s seal
  2. Trust in Allah following the guidance He has given us
  3. Trust in Allah means all things are in Allah’s hands
  4. Trust in Allah to consult and then take a decision
  5. Trust in Allah turn leads to goodness in this world
  6. Trust in Allah no matter what he has put on us
  7. Trust in Allah to rely on Allah in all our affairs
  8. Trust in Allah attributes the pleasure of Allah
  9. Trust in Allah to pray fully focused on God
  10. Trust in Allah to connect with the Quran
  11. Trust in Allah and be grateful to Allah
  12. Trust in Allah and recite the Quran daily
  13. Trust in Allah relying on loss or success
  14. Trust in Allah must be strong and rely upon
  15. Trust in Allah is aware of Allah’s supervision
  16. Trust in Allah includes complete trust in God
  17. Trust in Allah is a steadfast anchor of the soul
  18. Trust in Allah to seek righteous companionship
  19. Trust in Allah will be going to be ended by His Mercy
  20. Trust in Allah to start and infuse our life with the Quran

Reliance on Allah is among the greatest acts of worship along this path and one required of us, and upon Allah rely, if you should be believers. we should do everything that’s available to us to reach our goals. We have to believe in Allah but with that, We have to do something by ourselves for living our lives. Indeed, a person’s reliance on Allah cannot be fulfilled until one relies on Him alone.

Put your trust in Allah and depend on Him:

  • Allah is always Watching and Hearing everything in the universe
  • Tawakkul is the core of our spiritual well-being and practice
  • Pour your heart into your work and leave the rest to Allah
  • Depending on Allah and believing that He is the One 
  • Allah has decreed all things and counted them out 
  • Tawakkul lives in the heart of the believer
  • Tawakkul comprises reliance on Allah
  • Trust in Allah is one of the best ways a servant 
  • Tawakkul is part of the completion of one’s faith
  • Make immense dua and trust that Allah will make a way
  • Don’t let your circumstances determine your faith in Allah
  • Tawakkul is the source of contentment, ease, and protection

Reliance on Allah is that it invites us to connect to a powerful associate who is no one but the Lord Himself. We should rely on Allah no matter what he has put on us it will going to be an end by His Mercy. It is the Mercy of Allah that He has told us that our responsibility is limited. We rely on Him, and the greater the chances that we will try to please Him by following the guidance He has given us, which in turn will lead to goodness in this world and success in the Hereafter.

Allah Almighty says in the Holy Quran:

  • “Allah is the doer of all that He intends.” (Quran 85:16)
  • “There is nothing whatever like unto Him.” (Quran 42:11)
  • “Allah is never unjust In the least degree.” (Al-Quran 4:40)
  • “And in Allah let the believers put their trust.” (Quran 5:11)
  • “Whoever relied upon Allah, then He will suffice him.” (Quran, 65:3)
  • “…And put your trust in Allah if you are believers indeed” (Quran, 5: 23)
  • On no soul does Allah place a burden greater than it can bear” (Quran 2: 286)

Relying on Allah, we are not depressed by what we have lost or intoxicated by our success. We know that all things are in Allah’s hands. And that makes us humbler and more submissive to Lord, thus better believers. The believers who have reliance on Allah will attribute everything to the Will and Pleasure of Allah. He will be penetrating with obedience. Such a man will not be arrogant and imperious. Allah says:

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ أَنتُمُ الْفُقَرَاءُ إِلَى اللَّهِ وَاللَّهُ هُوَ الْغَنِيُّ الْحَمِيدُ

“O mankind! You (are) those in need of Allah, while Allah, He (is) Free of need the Praiseworthy.” (Surah Fatir 35:15)

Tell Allah everything as you do with your best friend. Share your fears, your worries, your dreams, your goals, your passions and anything else that matters to you. When you express your vulnerability to Allah, you begin to develop this unwavering conviction, that no matter what happens, Allah will be enough for you. There is only so much we can control about our lives, and to be able to deal with the rest we need to rely upon and trust God.

Here are some facts about Allah Almighty that all Muslims should know:

  • Allah is the Loving One: “And Allah loves the steadfast.” (Quran 3:146)
  • Allah is All-Knowing: “And Allah loves the doers of good.” (Quran 3:134)
  • Allah is the Delayer: “If you are grateful, I will give you more.” (Quran 14:7)
  • Allah is Unique: ” If you are grateful, He is pleased with you…” (Quran 39:7)
  • Allah is a Friend: “… and be grateful to All? h, if it is Him you worship.” (Quran 2:172)
  • Allah is the Maintainer of life: “And indeed, it is We who give life and cause death, and We are the Inheritor.” (Quran 15:23)
  • Allah is the Impartial Judge: “Allah – there is no deity except Him. To Him belong the best names.” (Quran 20:8)

Relying on Allah will also relieve us from the day-to-day suffering and worries associated with the challenges of this life. Trust is to look at what Imaan is. It is not just having faith in the heart, but it is a combination of faith and action. Establishing a close connection with Allah requires work. Muslims should never become disheartened and discouraged in difficult situations. O Allah, grant us the halal means to have a successful life in this world and the Hereafter. Allah says:

فَإِذَا عَزَمْتَ فَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّهِ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُتَوَكِّلِينَ

“When you have made the decision, then rely upon Allah. Verily, Allah loves those who trust Him.” (Surah Al Imran 3:159)

We should all seek, of course, to realize that the element of reliance on Allah is to trust all matters to Him voluntarily, without feeling forced to do so. We must remain optimistic and completely trust that Allah will bring us relief from this pandemic. We must make every effort to take the prescribed precautionary measures. May Allah help us in all difficult situations and give us the strength to overcome them. Ameen.