Tawakkul means to put your trust in Allah. Believing in the fact that Allah alone can help you to cure your ailments, ward of harms of this world, provide you with blessings and sustenance erase your hardships, and ease your challenges. Tawakkul is also about accepting the results that He decides regardless of how they may turn out to be. Challenges and hardships of worldly life make us tense and worried. We lose hope but Tawakkul is about putting belief and trust in Allah to take care of all our affairs.

“…And whoever places his trust in Allah, Sufficient is He for him, for Allah will surely accomplish His Purpose: For verily, Allah has appointed for all things a due proportion.” [Qur’an 65:3]

Tawakkul is not an option rather it is a requirement for the believers

“…and put your trust in Allah if you are believers indeed.” [Surah Al-Ma’idah, 5: 23]

Tawakkul should not be mixed with giving up efforts and sitting ideally waiting for Allah to do all the work. It is to work and strive to achieve goals along with the attitude that Allah is watching over us and helps us to get through trials. Allah Almighty has decreed that we should work and strive for provisions and it is from His ways that he gives people when they strive. In fact, Allah Almighty ordered us to both depend upon Him and to work, to take the necessary steps needed to achieve our goals, and so the act of striving for our sustenance is an act of physical worship while trusting and depending upon Allah is faith in Him.

“…So seek provision from Allah and worship Him (alone).” [Al-‘Ankaboot 29: 17]

Tawakkul relieves us from unnecessary concern, worry, and resulting depression from the challenges that we may be facing. By believing that all our affairs are in Allah’s hands and we can do only what is in our control, we leave the results to Allah and accept His decree whatever it may be.


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