Question: If Tawakkul (putting trust in Allaah) does not mean that you should jump into a pool of water while you cannot swim, nor put yourself in danger by a physical movement without previous training, nor sit in a room full of insects without using insecticide and expose oneself to affliction of a disease, nor leave a drawer opened exposing its contents to loss, then what is the meaning of Tawakkul? We appreciate your guidance, and many thanks to you.
Answer: Tawakkul means that a person should put their trust in Allaah (Exalted be He) Alone. It is an obligatory act and one of the tenets of Eemaan (faith). Allaah (Exalted be He) says: …and put your trust in Allaah if you are believers indeed. Tawakkul is one of the powerful moral means helping to achieve goals and fulfill purposes… read more here.