Meaning of the Hadeeth: “If only you rely on Allaah with due reliance…”

Question: I would like a detailed explanation so that I can correctly understand the following Hadeeth: If only you rely on Allaah with due reliance, He will provide you with sustenance as He provides birds; they go forth hungry in the morning and return satisfied in the afternoon.

Answer: This Hadeeth was narrated by `Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him) from the Prophet (peace be upon him) who said.. read more here.

What is to be done when fearing an illness?

Question: Sometimes I fear getting sick, what should I do?

Answer: You have to trust in Allaah, rely on Him, and ask for His forgiveness, good health in the world and in the Hereafter. Likewise, perform more good deeds and avoid the causes of sickness… read more here.

The statement: “I put my trust in Allaah, then you” and taking the name Abdul-Qawee

Question: My surname is Abdul-Qawee. What is the ruling of Islaam on this surname? Also, is it permissible to say: “I put my trust in Allaah, then in you” or: “I have hope in you brother…”?

Answer: It is permissible to say: “I put my trust in Allaah, then in you” for Tawakkul (putting trust in Allaah) is to leave one’s affairs to Him and rely on Him Alone. Putting one’s trust in the servants of Allaah after having Tawakkul in Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He) is to authorize His servants to do the things that they can do. .. read more here.

Meaning of Tawakkul

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.

Adopting different means while having Tawakkul

Question: Some students of Islaamic theology came across the following Hadeeth in their studies: A Bedouin came to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and said, “Should I hobble my camel or just put my trust in Allaah (have Tawakkul)?” The Prophet (peace be upon him) said to him, “Hobble your camel and put your trust in Allaah.” However, some people say that this Hadeeth is not confirmed to be true. Please inform us whether or not this Hadeeth is Saheeh (authentic).

Answer: It is recorded by Al-Tirmithee in his Sunan (Hadeeth compilation classified by jurisprudential themes) on the authority of Anas (may Allaah be pleased with him) who narrated… read more here.

What is the ruling on using all possible means without Tawakkul?

Question 310: What is the ruling on using all possible means without Tawakkul (putting one’s trust in Allaah), and on Tawakkul without making use of means?

Answer: Muslims should place their trust in Allaah along with making use of all beneficial means. It is not permissible to abandon the use of means (to materialize one’s objective) under the pretext of Tawakkul, as there is no contradiction between the two. Allaah has ordained that all possible means be utilized along with Tawakkul... read more here.