Tawakkul

تَوَكُّل
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How many times
do you need to be told
that God is close to you
before your heart is reassured?

His words,
“Surely I am near”
are preserved for eternity.

So when your heart quivers
with uncertainty
look no further than His Book.

You can read it
a million times
and still find Him telling you
“Surely, I am near.”

Never think you’re less than anybody if you feel they have more of the dunya than you.

Allah has blessed you in so many ways. Place your trust in Him, just as how the birds place their trust in Allah.

They go out in the morning in search of food, they return in the evening with full stomachs.

يدخل الجنة أقوام أفئدتهم مثل أفئدة الطير

“A people will enter Jannah whose hearts will be like (those of) birds.” 

[Saheeh Muslim, 6808]

أشياء جميلة تنتظر الذين صبروا

Beautiful things await those who are patient

قُلْ لَنْ يُصِيبَنَا إِلَّا مَا كَتَبَ اللَّهُ لَنَا هُوَ مَوْلَانَا ۚ وَعَلَى اللَّهِ فَلْيَتَوَكَّلِ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ

“Say: ‘Nothing shall ever happen to us except what Allāh has ordained for us. He is our Maula (Lord, Helper and Protector).’ And in Allāh let the believers put their trust.”

Qur’ān, Sūrah At-Tauba (9:51)

The best lesson you can teach your soul is to be patient when you’re happy - because happiness ends & to be patient when you’re sad - because sadness ends. Nothing is constant. Everything is temporary. Except Allaah, your Creator. As His creation whom He knows best, be patient during all circumstances, all events, all times. Whatever it is you’re going through, He knows you to put you through it - you. Not someone else; you. So look for the lessons in all circumstances, look for the meaning, look for the blessings. & keep this in mind: all lessons are blessings & all blessings are lessons.

I admire those people who go through tests after tests after tests and still have so much tawakkul in Allah. And subhanallah, it just shows that their tests were infact blessings in disguise for them. Because of their patience and gratitude, Allah increased their Imaan. And what better gift is there than Imaan?