The seeker of Allah must always have trust upon Allah or tawakkal at every moment, in every matter and at every stage of his life no matter whatever the situation is. Infact he should hand over all his problems to Allah and free himself from such worries. Quran teaches us: “And I consign my affair to Allah. Surely, Allah is ever-watchful of the servants.”
Definition of Tawakkal
Tawakkal is a Quranic terminology. In fact it means to have perfect faith and trust upon Allah. Divine love requires that everything and everyone’s own self should be the emblem of it. The first lesson taught by the perfect Murshid is Tawakkal. Therefore, it the base of Faqr. It is the sign of those who seek Allah.
Sustenance and Tawakkal
Sustenance is not restricted to a particular place but reaches everyone wherever one may be. When an individual migrates from one place to another and observe patience regarding his livelihood, Allah creates such circumstances that his sustenance reaches him. This is similar to the way Allah provides food for the birds and animals. Trust upon Allah (tawakkal) is necessary for getting sustenance.
Al-Ghawth al-Azam Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani
Ghaus-e-Azam Shaikh Abdul Qadir Jilani said: “Do not get worried about your sustenance because its search for you is more intense than your search for it. When you have obtained today’s sustenance, stop worrying about tomorrow’s, just as you have left yesterday behind. Yesterday is in the past and as for tomorrow, you do not know whether it will come to you or not, so concentrate on your present.”
Teachings about Tawakkal
Sultan Bahoo has also considered it as the core foundation of Sufism. The seeker who does not have it, cannot travel the path.
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Tawakkal is the Treasures
Tawakkal means that if a person has authority upon all the treasures of the world, he use them only to benefit other Muslims and renounce them for his ownself. (Aqal-e-Baydar)