Assalam wa alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa baraktuhu…
Alhamdullilah for the great blessing ALLAH SWT has showered on me for giving me the ability to write this blog….
Most of us know what is Tawakkul…Its trusting Allahs plan ….but the concept of Tawakkul is actually…..We plan the best from our side and then put our Trust in Allah swt….
The following hadith is significant, and is most quoted to explain the concept of tawakkul:
‘Umar bin al-Khattāb heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) saying, “If you trusted Allah with due tawakkul, He would provide you sustenance as He provides for the birds; they go out in the morning with empty stomachs and come back in the evening with full stomachs.” [Narrated by at-Tirmidhi and Ibn Mājah – Saheeh]
A bird sitting in its nest and praising Allah will not have its stomach filled. It has to go out and work hard to find food from morning to evening. One who goes out and expends effort while knowing that Allah provides will obtain what he desires
Let me make it very clear from the famous hadith of bukhari: We all know the ḥadīth in which the Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) said to the Bedouin who had left his camel without tying it to ‘tie your camel and place your trust in Allāh’. ….
Al-Bukhari recorded that Ibn `Abbas said about حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيل (Sufficient for us is Allah and He is the best disposer of affairs):”Prophet Ibraheem said it when he was thrown into the fire. Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) said it when people said on the day of Uhud, ‘Indeed, the people have gathered against you, so fear them. But it only increased them in faith and they said, ‘Sufficient for us is Allah and He is the best Disposer of affairs.‘ Thereafter this āyah (3:173) was revealed.
So to attain the levels of tawakkul, one has to has work hard for it…..and remember that ALLAH SWT is Al Hakeem..
Assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu