Tawakkul-Trust in Allaah Ta'aala
Only He can be Trusted who is difficult to Trust

Laa Ilaaha Illallaah - There is no Lord but Allaah - This is the base of Shari'at-e-Islaam
  Very few times we get an opportunity to use the word “Trust” in its true meaning and whole heartedly. In the challenging times of betrayal and infidelity which has gone deep under our thought process, it is not far that these soothing words of ‘trust’, ‘belief’, ‘loyalty’, ‘faith’ etc will become extinct. As far as we are able to do the things ourselves with commitment and confidence, the question of ‘trust’ does not arise. It is only when we need someone to help or we need someone to complete or follow up our work, we need to ‘trust’ someone. Being totally independent in this collective and collaborative world is difficult. We are dependent on others even in our daily activities. ‘Trust’ is the basis of making or breaking of a relation. People are mistrustful to us so many times in our life – we remember some and forget some.   Mistrust in the family relations, business, marital relations, social relations is where we get depressed and shocked.    It is then when we feel that all these

relations carry no meaning and we cry out that there is no one to give support in this selfish and self-centric world.

Business failures or relation break ups, financial crisis or mental instability, inability to compete or burden of work, we have often started to melt from within. Day in and day out we find people committing suicide out of unending reasons. Depression has become rampant among the young population. This is what reality is and when we are not able to accept the reality we try to flee from the reality – either by committing suicide or by getting addicted to variety of banned substances. Why these things happen? Is there really no one to ‘trust’ in the difficult times in this World?

Let us find the answer of this confusing question in the Shari’at of Allaah. What Allaah Ta’aala says about it in the Qur’an – “Ly-yansorokomullaaho falaa ghaaleba lakum wa iy-yakhzulkum famanzallazee yansorokum min ba’dehi wa ‘alallaahe fal yatawakkalil mumenoon” which means, ‘If Allaah helps you, none can overcome you; and if He forsakes you, who is there after Him that can help you? And in Allaah let the Mumineen put their faith.’ (160/3) Simple meaning of this verse is that, Trust Allaah in every circumstances or difficulties you face. No one but He in this World is able to help you but the condition is to put faith in Him. Also Allaah Ta’aala says in the Qur’an – “Innallaaha ma’as-saabereen” which means, Allaah is with the ones who keeps patience. (46/8...)

Rasoolullaah (saws) has said that, ‘Whoever expects respect from others without respecting them, will be insulted by Allaah.’ It is written in Tauraat (Torah, Old Testament) that, One who expects or hopes from a being like him (others) other than his Lord then he is Cursed. Maulaana Ali (as) has said that, ‘I am satisfied with what Allaah has written in my Destiny and I Trust Allaah in my every work.’ A small child is playful for the whole day because he has no worry about money or food because he knows that his parents are there to take care about him in all aspects. Why should he be dependent upon others if his parents are around him all the time? Similarly we are a small child in this World and we know that our Creator – Allaah is there for us to help in every difficulty, so why should we hope or expect from others? This does not mean that we sit around the house doing nothing and wait for Allaah to provide money and food! Try the best of your efforts in earning livelihood but after you have done the best to obtain, leave the result to Allaah – at-Tawakkul ‘Alallaah, Trust in Allaah.

Obeying the Deen of Allaah has gone in the bottom line of our daily routines just because we feel that it is unimportant to do all such things in this advanced world. Youngsters these days say that we don’t have time to offer Namaaz; and some of them even say that these are the things which should be done after 50 yrs; and some of the highly advanced one says that who knows what we will get from offering the Namaaz? Punishment for not following and reward for following the tenets of Deenullaah is kept hidden and therefore people knowingly neglect these things.  Negligence gives birth to mistrust which in turn makes the faith in compliance with the tenets of Deen more fragile and faulty.  Trust has not vanished from this World but it is the defect in our vision that we aren’t able to see the Trust. Our life is the perfect mixture of Deen (religion) and Duniyaa (world). Problem arises when we increase or decrease any one of the element of our life. Mix the Deen and Duniyaa (Religion and World) in the equal and proportionate manner and see what Allaah gives you in return.

Rasoolullaah (saws) has said, ‘One who leaves his destiny to Allaah and Trusts Him then verily Allaah will help him in every manner and will provide him livelihood in an unexpected manner.’ Also he said that, ‘One who wishes to become richest in the world should have Faith in Allaah.’

It has been related that once upon a time a man while returning from Hajj saw an old woman who was walking with a stick. She wore a robe made of camel’s skin. Man assumed the woman to be very poor because in such an old age she was walking all through the way without any carriage. He took 20 dirhams from his pocket and gave it to the woman and said, ‘Take these 20 dirhams and wait here for a Caravan and hire a camel from them and when you return to the town come to my house for lunch.’ Old woman didn’t even look at the 20 dirhams and elevated her hands towards sky and in no time both her hands were full of dirhams. She then said, ‘O man, you gave me 20 dirhams from your pocket and I got them from the sky and I don’t need your help.’ She then recited the verse “Wamay-yatawakkal alallaahe fahowa hasbohu” which means ‘And whosoever puts faith in Allaah, then He will suffice him.’ Hence the need of time is to exercise the Deen of Allaah and have faith in Him rather than banging our heads out of hopelessness and depression.

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