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.”