“If only you relied on Allah a true reliance, He would provide sustenance for you just as He does the birds: They fly out in the morning empty and return in the afternoon with full stomachs.”
(Ahmad, An-Nasaa’I, Ibn Majah, Al-Hakim and At-Tirmidhi who said: “Hassan sahih”)
If we can learn to depend on Allah with due reliance, He will certainly give us provisions as He gives to the birds who leave their nests in the mornings and return with full bellies at dusk.
But what do we need in order to achieve this? We must have firm belief that only Allah can help and benefit us.
HOPE + FAITH = TAWAKKAL
The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever wishes to be strong should rely on Allah.”
Allah the Almighty says: “Victory will be yours; but on Allah put your trust if you have faith..” (Al Maidah, 5:23 )
These words give us strength to face hardships and difficult people. But at the same time as depending on Allah, we must exert effort and use all the material resources provided by Allah. If we do so we will be obeying His orders. When we sincerely depend on Allah we feel tranquility in our hearts because we know that Allah is on our side. We should try to detach ourselves from always seeking material things and keep in mind that no harm or benefit comes to us without the permission of Allah.
P/s: All the best my dear hubby. Bismillahi tawakkalna ‘alAllah…