Reliance on Allah (tawakkul) . we will talk about what it really means to trust Allah so we can trust Him in all our situations. ——————————— Meaning of Reliance Upon Allah ——————————— “Reliance on Allah” is referred to in Arabic as tawakkul. The word literally means to place one’s affairs in the hands of another.Allah has many Beautiful Names. One of Allah’s personal Names associated with ‘trust’ is Al-Wakeel – the Disposer of Affairs. The Quran refers to Allah by Al-Wakeel fourteen times. For instance,“And they said: ‘Sufficient for us is Allah, and He is the best Disposer of Affairs’” (Quran 3: 173)“Allah is sufficient as Disposer of Affairs.” (Quran 4:81)“He is the Disposer of all Affairs.” (Quran 6:102)Allah commands us to place our trust in Him: “(He is) the Lord of the East and the West. There is no true deity but He. Take Him, therefore, as Disposer of your Affairs.” (Quran 73:9)Likewise, Allah forbids us to place our reliance on His creation: “We gave Moses the Book, and made it a guide to the Children of Israel, (commanding): ‘Take not other than Me as Disposer of (your) Affairs.’” (Quran 17:2)Together, these two verses show us that reliance on Allah is an act of worship. Through our devoted trust and reliance, we express our monotheistic belief, and therefore these are things we should direct towards Allah alone. ———————– How to Rely on Allah? ———————– 1. Do not confuse reliance with laziness*Tawakkul sometimes is mistaken for being laid back and thinking your problems will be solved without your intervention. Tawakkul should not be mistaken with giving up your efforts thinking that somehow your challenges will get resolved. Rather striving and working with the attitude that Allah will take care of your affairs and will help you in getting through your trials is part of you relying on Allah.Reliance does not mean you do not work for provision, neglect education or not apply for a job, and miss an interview deadline. Allah has decreed that we must work and it is from His ways that He give people when they strive…….
▫️Virtue of fasting in al-Muharram ▫️Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “The best fast after Ramadan is in the month of Allah al-Muharram .” (Narrated by Muslim, 1982) ▫️The phrase “the month of Allah (shahr Allah)” is indicative of the veneration this month deserves, as it is attributed to Allah (in a genitive or idafah phrase). Al-Qari said: What appears to be the case is that what is meant is the entire month of al-Muharram. ▫️But the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) never fasted any month in full apart from Ramadan. So this hadith is to be understood as meaning that it is encouraged to fast a great deal during the month of al-Muharram , not to fast the entire month. ▫️The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) fasted a great deal during Sha‘ban, and perhaps the virtue of al-Muharram was not revealed to him until the end of his life, before he was able to fast during this month. (Sharh an-Nawawi ‘ala Sahih Muslim) ▫️Allah chooses whatever He wills of times and places ▫️Al-‘Izz ibn ‘Abd as-Salam (may Allah have mercy on him) said: “Superiority of times and places is of two types, the first of which is in worldly terms and the second is in religious or spiritual terms because of what Allah bestows upon His slaves at those times and in those places of a greater reward for deeds, such as the greater virtue of fasting Ramadan over fasting in other months or on the day of ‘Ashura. Its virtue is due to Allah’s generosity and kindness to His slaves during it.” (Qawa‘id al-Ahkam, 1/38 ▫️▫️▫️
Motivate Yourself to Seek Islamic Knowledge 💻 The internet today is playing a vital role in the revival of Islamic scholarship in the recent times. The new generation of Muslims around the world are utilising the power of Internet to access authentic Islamic knowledge through blogs, articles, lectures and videos. ⌨️ Internet is a blessing that has never been given to any Muslim ever in human history. Now us Muslims can read the Quran and Hadith with citations through smartphones in our hands. 🔎 Now we can search different Ayah of the Quran or a Hadith according to the topic or using different search phrases. Imagine how excited Imam Bukhari would be to get his hands on such technology. ⏳It takes a lot of willpower to teach yourself about the teachings of Islam. And to get the willpower to teach ourselves about the teachings of Islam, we should ask ourselves few questions such as, why should I seek Islamic knowledge? What will I get out of it? How this Islamic knowledge is going to help me become a better Muslim in this world and the hereafter? 💎 Let us look at some of the things the Prophet (SAW) told us regarding this. 📚The Blessings of Seeking Knowledge“And among people and moving creatures and grazing livestock are various colors similarly. Only those fear Allah, from among His servants, who have knowledge. Indeed, Allah is Exalted in Might and Forgiving.” (Quran, 35:28)He also said: “Whoever takes a path upon which to obtain knowledge, Allah makes the path to Paradise easy for him.” (Tirmidhi 2646)“When Allah wishes good for someone, He bestows upon him the understanding of Deen.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim, qt in Riyad al-Salihin Book 13, Hadith 1) 📚🔎Remember that seeking knowledge is an act of worship. And so for any seeker of knowledge, your intentions need to be sincere for the sake of Allah. May Allah SWT shower his knowledge and wisdom upon us and guide us to the right path, Insha’Allah!
أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنَ الشَّيْطَانِ الرَّجِيمِ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ ١(الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ ٢ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ ٣ مَالِكِ يَوْمِ الدِّينِ ٤ إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وَإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ ٥ اهْدِنَا الصِّرَاطَ الْمُسْتَقِيمَ ٦ صِرَاطَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيْهِمْ غَيْرِ الْمَغْضُوبِ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا الضَّالِّينَ ٧) قراءة سورة الفاتحة ٧ مرات Reciting Surah Al-Fatihah 7 times In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful. [All] praise is [due] to Allah, Lord of the worlds -. The Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful, Sovereign of the Day of Recompense. It is You we worship and You we ask for help. Guide us to the straight path – The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray