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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.'”


asaheeha translations


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