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.
In Holy Quran, Allah Almighty says: “And
will provide for him from where he does not expect. 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.” (Quran, 65:3). From this verse, we can say that
always trust and rely on Allah because He is the Best Sustainer and He
will guide us in our difficult time and surely He will protect us.
In Holy Quran Allah Almighty clear that Tawakkul is not an option rather a requirement. Allah says in Quran in words: “…And put your trust in Allah if you are believers indeed” (Quran,
5: 23). When we talk about Tawakkul we say that we depend on Allah for
everything and place reliance on Him. We trust on Allah on all things no
matter its worldly affairs or related to Deen.
involves belief, dependence and action mean we have to rely on Allah
because without His permission nothing could happen or occur. If we
believe on Allah then it means we have our faith in Him, so we can say
Tawakkul is the part of One’s faith. In Holy Quran Allah says: “The
Believers Are Only Those Who, When Allah Is Mentioned, Feel a Fear in
Their Hearts and When His Verses Are Recited to Them, They Increase
Their Faith; And They Put Their Trust In Their Lord.” (Quran, Surah Al-Anfal)
is a kind of light for our hearts and a means for us to seek nearness
towards Allah (SWT) in a manner that absolutely nothing else can
achieve. The element of this quality of the heart is built upon two very
important pillars: dependence upon Allah and trust in Allah.
Levels of Tawakkul
There are some levels of Tawakkul through which we can understand it easily and we are going to discuss them below:
we have to describe the first level of Tawakkul it could be Tawhid that
is the basis for Tawakkul. We have to believe that Allah Almighty is
the Best Sustainer and He is All-Knowing, He is All-Capable and
sufficient to rely on. All things could happen or occur only with His
Will and Instructions.
second level is to believe that every matter has a cause or a means.
Some people give up utilizing these means due to their ignorance and
think that this is reliance on Allah Almighty. They wait for Allah (SWT)
to send down their provisions, feed them and take care of their
concerns and affairs while they do nothing. We should not be complacent
or inactive; we should do everything that’s available to us to reach our
goals. We have to believe on Allah but with that, we have to do
something by ourselves for living our lives.
third level is to remain firm in relying on Allah alone. Indeed, a
person’s reliance on Allah cannot be fulfilled until one relies on Him
fourth level is to depend on Allah wholeheartedly and feel tranquility
when doing so, to the extent that one does not feel confused about their
highest level of Tawakkul, towards which we should all seek, of course,
is to realize that the element of reliance on Allah is to trust all
matters to Him voluntarily, without feeling forced to do so.
Benefits of Tawakkul
There are benefits of Tawakkul some of them we will discuss below:
matter what hardship or misfortune befalls one, it will be accepted
without panic and the heart will remain strong in the face of such
hardships. Strong belief that is Tawakkul will indicate that Allah’s
wish is in this occurrence and it cannot be opposed. It is the Mercy of
Allah that He has told us that our responsibility is limited. And that
is the meaning of “On no soul does Allah place a burden greater than it can bear” (Quran 2: 286). We should believe on Allah no matter what he has put on us it will going to be an end by His Mercy.
is that it invites us to connect to a powerful associate who is no one
but the Lord Himself. The more we rely on Him, 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
believers who have Tawakkul will attribute everything to the Will and
Pleasure of Allah (SWT). He will thus be penetrating with obedience.
Such a man will not be arrogant and imperious.
fully trusting on Allah and relying on Him, 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 not only humbler but more
submissive to Lord, thus better believers.
on Allah Almighty can impart full satisfaction and peace in a person.
Muslims should never become disheartened and discouraged in difficult
situations. Repose all your trust in Allah (SWT). Let’s seek to
understand the concept of Tawakkul and to make it part of our belief
systems. We will see that things will not only get resolved easier with
His help, but Tawakkul will also relieve us from the day to day
suffering and worries associated with the challenges of this life. May
Allah help us in all difficult situations and give us the strength to
overcome them. Ameen!