By Sana Ibrahim
“Is Not Allah Sufficient for His Servant?”
The word “trust” has a mammoth significance and boundless linkage with human nature mentally and spiritually. Trust is the basic essential of any beginning, and bonding is its natural outcome. The components of trust are love, affection, and patience.
Trust in People and Things
With our limited knowledge we seem to trust what we feel is right. For example, the bond between mother and child is so beautiful; the newly arrived infant instinctively rests on mom as if having known her for ages, and the love that the mother experiences is so amazing it’s more than what she would feel for her own self. It’s the same for animals as well.
Concerning inanimate objects, we trust that the umbrella will protect us from rain or sun, and that water will cleanse us as well as well as quench our thirst.
Trust in the Almighty
The bond between Allah (swt) should be different from our bonds with creatures and material things. Blind faith develops only when we open our eyes. Trust doesn’t form from nothing, but rather its influence grows with certainty; the more we persevere to love and obey Allah (swt), the stronger the bond grows.
Once certainty is firmly rooted in the heart, it bears the fruit of true and sincere reliance on Allah (swt). We tend to forget that this trust is the strongest of bonds which we could uphold and which in turn will protect other worldly bonds. Absolute reliance and submission consists in complete dependence on whoever is entrusted to be in charge, and to be contented with the consequences no matter how undesirable; hence the one who is truly and rightfully the Disposer of all Affairs is Allah (swt).
And will provide for him from where he does not expect. And whoever relies upon Allah— then He is sufficient for him. Indeed, Allah will accomplish His purpose. Allah has already set for everything a [decreed] extent. [Quran, 65:3]
Allah (swt) declares himself as Al Wakeel— the ultimate trustee, the disposer of affairs. Al-Wakeel is the Sustainer; the One Who has taken upon Himself to provide sustenance for His servants. He and only He takes charge of all the affairs of those who are in His custody and under His care.
We are presented with proof—the Quran— that comprises Allah (swt)’s commands to lead life and believe him.
Our duty is to ponder the book and trust word-by-word and believe, relying on Allah (swt) as the birds do. Trust under all circumstances. The believer must look to him alone for help and guidance, and trust him. Allah (swt) is a trustee because he provides a means to solve all problems in the best way. Allah’s Apostle used to teach his companions to perform the prayer of Istikhara for each and every matter just as he used to teach them the Surahs from the Quran.
Sahabahs set out with the Prophet (saw) on a journey, and whenever they ascended a high place, they’d say, Allahu Akbar. The Prophet said, Don’t trouble yourself too much! You are not calling a deaf or an absent person, but you are calling One Who Hears, Sees, and is very near.
The Mightiest Trust Between Allah (swt) and His Prophets
The trust the prophets showed toward Allah (swt) give us the mightiest examples; these stories are like the foundation stones, and the intense belief and solid tolerance, patience along with the duas recited, are just exemplary as they set their own standard:
- Prophet Nuh and the building of the ship
- Prophet Ismail and his Mother: The Story of Great Zam-Zam
- Prophet Musa and Fir’awn: The Parting of the Sea
- Prophet Ibrahim and his son Ismail: The kaaba, the jamaarat , the Zam-Zam, The Safa Marwa
- Prophet Yakub: Blessed with a pious son when surrounded by idol worshippers
- Prophet Yusuf: Risen from servant and prisoner to a very powerful position in the land of Egypt
- Prophet Yunus: From the darkness of the whale’s stomach in the depths of the ocean to an island on the farthest side of the ocean
- Asiya the Wife of Firaun: Placing a House in Jannah
Patience and Trust
These are the examples set for us for our reminder.When we look into the history of Islam it’s evident that the successful indeed are the ones who were patient and trusted Allah (swt). They are the ones who gained the highest of position in Jannah because Allah (swt) says, I have created you for a purpose.
And He will Do the Rest
Let’s plan and schedule our task because we are already set on our journey heading towards death, so before then let us also complete our life purpose.