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leaving off the means from the heart

Source: Madaarij us-Saalikeen; Tawakkul; Volume 1, p. 526
Translator’s note: Shaykh al-Albaani (rahimahullaah) mentioned that there are some objections to the book Madaarij us-Saalikeen, such as having a trace of Sufism, as Ibn ul-Qayyim wrote it before the Salafi Manhaj became clear to him [refer to silsilat ul-hudaa wa nnoor tape no. 437]; however, the Arabic text for the following translation has been checked and approved by Shaykh Maahir al-Qahtaanee (hafidhahullaah)

“So he is cut off from them (by his heart) and attached to them (by his limbs)”

Shaykh Ibn Qayyim aj-Jawziyyah (rahimahullaah) says:

Indeed the tawakkul (trusting in Allaah) of a slave will not be sound until his tawheed is sound; rather the reality of tawakkul is tawheed of the heart. So as long as there are attachments of shirk in it, his tawakkul will be ill. Indeed when the slave turns to other than Allaah, that takes away a part of his heart. So his trusting in Allaah will diminish in proportion to that part going away. And from here, one may think that tawakkul will not be correct except by abandoning the means. And this is true, but by leaving them off from the heart (i.e., detaching one’s heart from relying on them), not the limbs. So tawakkul will not be complete except by leaving off the means from the heart and adhering to them by the limbs. So he is cut off from them (by his heart) and attached to them (by his limbs). And Allaah, subhaanahu wa ta’aala, knows best.”

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asaheeha translations

one of the greatest means

Source: Madaarij us-Saalikeen; Tawakkul; Volume 1, p. 526-528
Translator’s note: Shaykh al-Albaani (rahimahullaah) mentioned that there are some objections to the book Madaarij us-Saalikeen, such as having a trace of Sufism, as Ibn ul-Qayyim wrote it before the Salafi Manhaj became clear to him [refer to silsilat ul-hudaa wa nnoor tape no. 437]; however, the Arabic text for the following translation has been checked and approved by Shaykh Maahir al-Qahtaanee (hafidhahullaah)

“He will be pleased with what his Wakeel does”

Shaykh Ibn Qayyim aj-Jawziyyah (rahimahullaah) says:

Tawakkul (trusting in Allaah) is one of the greatest means by which what is desired occurs and by which what is disliked is repelled. And your tawakkul in Him will be according to your good thoughts of your Lord.

Ridhaa (being pleased) is the fruit of tawakkul; indeed if he truly puts his trust (in Allaah), he will be pleased with what his Wakeel does; and if he is not pleased with what He has decreed for him, then his entrusting (of his affairs to Him) is ill.”

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asaheeha translations

whoever thinks. . .

Source: Tayseer ul-‘Azeez ul-Hameed fi sharh kitaab it-tawheed; p. 612, 614

“And they thought wrongly of Allaah – the thought of ignorance”
~ Surah Aal ‘Imraan, 3:154

Shaykh Sulaymaan bin ‘Abdillaah Aal ash-Shaykh (rahimahullaah) comments:

“Ibn ul-Qayyim said: ‘Most people have ill thoughts of Allaah with regard to what pertains to them and what He does with other than them. So whoever despairs of His Mercy, then he has thought ill of Him; and whoever thinks that if he leaves something for His Sake, He will not replace it with better than it – or one who does something for His Sake, that He won’t give him better than it – then he has thought ill of Him; and whoever thinks that if he sincerely hopes in and fears Him, and humbles himself before Him and implores Him, and asks Him and seeks His help and puts his trust in Him, that He will disappoint him, then he has thought ill of Him.'”

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asaheeha translations

when the heart knows (revised)

Source: Madaarij us-Saalikeen; Tawakkul; Volume 1, p. 522-524
Translator’s note: Shaykh al-Albaani (rahimahullaah) mentioned that there are some objections to the book Madaarij us-Saalikeen, such as having a trace of Sufism, as Ibn ul-Qayyim wrote it before the Salafi Manhaj became clear to him [refer to silsilat ul-hudaa wa nnoor tape no. 437]; however, the Arabic text for the following translation has been checked and approved by Shaykh Maahir al-Qahtaanee (hafidhahullaah)

“The meaning of tawakkul (trusting in Allaah), its levels, and what was said concerning it”

Shaykh Ibn Qayyim aj-Jawziyyah (rahimahullaah) comments:

“It was said:

it is when the heart knows that the Lord is sufficient for the slave’

if he (truly) put his trust in Allaah, he would be pleased with what Allaah does’

‘a man is a mutawakkil (one who puts his trust in Allaah) when he is pleased with Allaah as Wakeel’

‘tawakkul is to cut the heart’s attachments to other than Allaah’

‘tawakkul is to submit to the decree of the Lord’

‘tawakkul has three levels: putting trust (in Allaah), then submitting, then entrusting (one’s affairs to Allaah); so the one who puts his trust (in Allaah) is reassured by His promise, and the one who submits is content with His knowledge, and the one who entrusts (his affairs to Allaah) is pleased with His decree.'”

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believing in the Power of Allaah

Source: Fiqh ul-Asmaa il-Husnaa; Chapter 55, p. 217-220

“Al-Qadeer, al-Qaadir, al-Muqtadir – (the All-Powerful)”

Shaykh ‘Abd ur-Razzaaq al-Badr (hafidhahullaah) comments:

“All of these Names are mentioned in the Qur’aan, and the most-mentioned one is al-Qadeer, then al-Qaadir, then al-Muqtadir. And all of them demonstrate that Power is established as an Attribute of Allaah, and that He, subhaanah, has Absolute Power; so by His Power He brought the creation into being, and by His Power He gives life and gives death, and will resurrect the slaves for recompense, and He will reward the one who did good for his doing good, and the one who did evil for his doing evil, the One who if He wills something, He says to it: Be – and it is; and by His Power He turns the hearts to whatever He wills, and He guides whoever He wills and leads astray whoever He wills.

And due to His Absolute Power, no one can compass any of His Knowledge except what He wills to teach him, and due to His Absolute Power, He created the heavens and the earth and whatever is between them in six days and no fatigue touched Him; and no one from His creation can make Him incapable, the One whose Power is free from fatigue and inability to do what He wants; and due to His Absolute Power, everything is under His disposal, so whatever He wills will be and whatever He doesn’t will will never be.

And indeed for having eemaan (faith) in the Power of Allaah, ‘azza wa jal – which His Names ‘Al-Qadeer, Al-Qaadir, Al-Muqtadir’ demonstrate – there are great effects and blessed fruits that return to the slave in his worldly life and hereafter. Hence, part of its blessed fruits is that it strengthens – in the slave – seeking the help of Allaah; and part of its effects is having complete patience and being well-pleased with Allaah. Ibn ul-Qayyim, rahimahullaah, said: ‘Whoever fills his heart with ridhaa (being pleased) with the Qadr (Decree), Allaah will fill his chest with contentment and He will free his heart for loving Him, turning to Him in repentance and putting his trust in Him; and whoever misses his portion of ridhaa, his heart will be filled with the opposite of that, and he will be distracted from what his happiness and success are in.’

And part of its effects is a person’s safety from the diseases of the hearts such as rancor, envy and the like, because of his belief that all the affairs are by the decree of Allaah, ‘azza wa jal, and that He, subhaanah, is the One who gives His slaves and decrees their provisions for them. So He gives whoever He wills and prevents whoever He wills, as the grace is His Grace, subhaanah, and the gift is His Gift, and this is why it is said about the envious one that he is the enemy of Allaah’s blessing upon His slaves. And part of its effects is always asking Allaah and making a lot of du’aa to Him, because all the affairs are in His Hand.”

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asaheeha translations

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