Bismillaah wa -Alhamdulillaah wa Salaatu wa Salaam ‘alaa Rasulillaah ‘amma ba’d
The Noble Shaykh ‘Abdullah Ibn Naajee al-Hadaad (May Allah Preserve Him) from the mashaayikh of Dhimaar, Yemen delivered a LIVE tele-lecture with Muwahhideen Publications on Wednesday 6th March 2013 on the topic of reliance on Allah. Shaykh ‘Abdullaah al-Hadaad is a student of Ash-Shaykh Al-Allaamah Al-Muhaddith, the Imaam of Yemen, Shaykh Abu ‘Abdur Rahmaan Muqbil Ibn Hadee al-Waadi’ee (rahimahullah) and is currently the Imaam of Masjid Siddeeq in Dhimaar, Yemen.
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The Noble Shaykh ‘Abdullah Ibn Naajee al-Hadaad (hafidhahullaah) introduced the lecture by supplicating to Allaah for His aid and assistance and subsequently sending prayers upon our Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). He then began by explaining the linguistic definition of tawakkul which is to show that one is unable to handle a certain affair and that one is relying upon other than himself to take care of that affair. He stated that there are two types of agents (helpers) that a person can rely upon:
- Those agents who can be relied upon only in certain matters and are imperfect
- Those agents who can be relied upon in every single affair and this can only be Allah
The Shaykh proceeded to the meaning of tawakkul in the sharee’ah, and it is true reliance of the heart upon Allah. So the person who relies upon Allaah is one who knows that Allah will provide for him and handle all of his affairs, may it be from his desires or his fears in this world or the aakhirah. It is noteworthy that tawakkul is one of the means by which a servant accomplishes what he desires. So a person should not lie around and not accomplish anything because doing so has no relation to relying upon Allah. Rather, this is a fake form of tawakkul called ittikaal that is indeed laziness and may lead to one not being keen upon performing his due deeds and not improving his situation at his own hands from where he is capable.
Shaykh Hadaad (hafidhahullah) then mentioned the difference between relying upon Allah (tawakkul) and leaving one’s affair to Allah(tafweedh). Although these two are related, tafweedh is more general than tawakkul since tafweedh is akin to submitting to Allah. Having tafweedh indicates that a person has freed himself from claiming he has any power or ability of his own without Allah. So one has to submit himself to Allah and leave his affair in His Hands before he obtains tawakkul, which is more specific as previously mentioned.
The lecture continued on an advantageous path, as the Shaykh differentiated the meaning of tawakkul and having trust in Allah. The essence of tawakkul is trusting in Allah just as the black of one’s eye is the most beautiful and most elegant part of it. He also spoke about the places where tawakkul is to be performed and surely, it is advised to have tawakkul in all the affairs of one’s life; however, the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and his Companions were instructed by Allah to have tawakkul in the following specific affairs:
- ·When seeking the aid of Allah for victory
- ·When turning away from your enemy
- ·If mankind turns away from you
- ·When the Qur’aan is being recited
- ·If you are trying to mend an affair of enmity between two people
- ·When the decree of Allah descends
- ·If your enemy places down their traps/schemes
- ·When you realize that all affairs return to Allah and that Allah is the One who decrees all affairs
- ·When you realize that Allah is truly One God
- ·If Allah guides you (you should receive the guidance with gratitude to Allah)
- ·If you fear the harms of the enemies of Allah and the shaytaan
- ·If you want Allah to be your agent in all of your affairs
- ·If you wish for the highest level of Paradise
- ·If you wish for Allah to love you (then rely on Him)
- ·If you want to completely submit to Allah
Our Shaykh (hafidhahullaah) then recited many ayaat from the Qur’aan where Allah mentioned the importance of tawakkul as well as many authentic ahadeeth from the Prophet (sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). He concluded by sending prayers upon the Prophet(sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), his family and his companions.
Indeed, there was a great benefit in this gathering as Shaykh ‘Abdullah al-Hadaad clearly defined each aspect of tawakkul, bringing forth the necessary evidences from the Qur’aan and authentic Sunnah.
Wa Billaahi Tawfeeq
Wa SallAllaahu wa Sallaama wa Barak ‘alaa Nabiyanna Muhammad wa ‘alaa ‘Alyhi wa Sahbyhi wa Sallam
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