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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 fulfil all of one’s duties and then to leave the result to Allah and to accept the result with reliance and consent. Go about your day knowing that Allah will fully provide for you. Pour your heart into your work and life but leave the rest to Allah. Allah says:

فَإِن تَوَلَّوْا فَقُلْ حَسْبِيَ اللَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ 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.” (Surah At-Tawbah, 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. When you fully trust Allah magical things happen. 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 instil 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. The level of tawakkul in Allah varies from one person to another.

Tawakkul the Islamic concept of complete reliance on Allah or ‘trusting in Allah’s plan:

  1. Tawakkul in Allah will be going to be an end by His Mercy
  2. Tawakkul indicate that Allah’s wish is an occurrence
  3. Tawakkul in Allah and ensure your prayer is sincere
  4. Tawakkul in Allah to seek righteous companionship
  5. Tawakkul greater the chances that we try to please
  6. Tawakkul following the guidance He has given us
  7. Tawakkul indicate that Allah cannot be opposed
  8. Tawakkul means all things are in Allah’s hands
  9. Tawakkul on Allah relying on loss or success
  10. Tawakkul turn the success in the Hereafter
  11. Tawakkul is no one but the Lord Himself
  12. Tawakkul attribute everything to the Will
  13. Tawakkul attribute the pleasure of Allah 
  14. Tawakkul is that it invites us to connect
  15. Tawakkul connect to a powerful associate
  16. Tawakkul turn lead to goodness in this world
  17. Tawakkul Allah must be strong and rely upon
  18. Tawakkul will be going to be an end by His Mercy
  19. Tawakkul in Allah includes complete trust in God
  20. Tawakkul in Allah no matter what he has put on us
  21. Tawakkul in Allah is a steadfast anchor of the soul
  22. Tawakkul in Allah means to think before you decide
  23. Tawakkul in Allah means to consult a fellow believer
  24. Tawakkul in Allah’s turn lead to goodness in this world
  25. Tawakkul in Allah and recite the Qur’an on a daily basis

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 to 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:

إِن يَنصُرْكُمُ اللَّهُ فَلَا غَالِبَ لَكُمْ وَإِن يَخْذُلْكُمْ فَمَن ذَا الَّذِي يَنصُرُكُم مِّن بَعْدِهِ وَعَلَى اللَّهِ فَلْيَتَوَكَّلِ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ 

“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.” (Surah Ali ‘Imran, 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. The true believers realize that nothing happens except with the Will of Allah and that He never Wills anything except that it has wisdom behind it.

Allah Almighty says in The Holy Quran:

  • “And in Allah let the believers put their trust.” (Quran 5:11)
  • “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 put your trust in Allah if you are believers indeed.” (Quran, 5: 23)
  • “And whoever relies upon Allah – He will be sufficient for him.” (Quran, 65:3)
  • On no soul does Allah place a burden greater than it can bear” (Quran 2: 286)

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. Allah says:

إِنَّهُمْ كَانُوا يُسَارِعُونَ فِي الْخَيْرَاتِ وَيَدْعُونَنَا رَغَبًا وَرَهَبًا ۖ وَكَانُوا لَنَا خَاشِعِينَ

“Verily, they would hasten to good deeds and supplicate to Us in hope and fear, and they were humbly submissive to Us.” (Al-Anbiya 21:90)

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:

وَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّهِ وَكَفَىٰ بِاللَّهِ وَكِيلًا

“And put your trust in Allah. And Allah is sufficient (as) Disposer of affairs.” (Surah Al-Ahzab 33:3)

All our strength and ability are from Allah and ultimately it’s the favour 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. May Allah help us in all difficult situations and give us the strength to overcome them. Ameen!