Khutba Summaries

The Philosophy of Tawakkul

Tawakkul - Trust in Allah

The khutba this week explained:

a. What is the meaning of relying on Allah
b. How do I rely on Allah?
c. What are the benefits of reliance upon Allah?

  1. “Reliance on Allah” is referred to in Arabic as tawakkul. The word means to place one’s affairs in the hands of another.
  2. The Quran refers to Allah as al-Wakīl – the Disposer of Affairs, 14 times.
  3. Allah commands us to place our trust in Him (73:9, 17:2)
  4. How to Rely on Allah?
    • Do not confuse reliance with laziness
    • Do not become arrogant
    • Accept Allah’s Decisions
    • Take all precautions
  5. Benefits of Tawakkul

A Muslim who understands tawakkul will not give up the effort, but will also not become overly elated with success or depressed by failure.

May Allah grant us all the sweetness of tawakkul.


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