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the Causer is Allaah

Imaam Nawawee’s 40, Hadeeth no. 19

Shaikh Al-‘Uthaymeen comments:

“If Allaah helps you through someone, it is not allowed for you to forget the Causer (One who creates the results) – and that is Allaah.”

“If a person seeks help in Allaah and puts his trust in Him, Allaah will suffice him and he won’t need anyone else after Allaah.”

“The benefit that comes to a person from the Creation is actually from Allaah because He is the One who wrote it for him, and this is an encouragement for us to depend on Allaah and know that the (whole) ummah cannot bring us any good except by Allaah’s permission.”

“Every time things get distressful, then indeed relief is near, because Allaah says in His Book: {Is He (not better than your gods) who responds to the distressed one when he calls upon Him and removes the evil…?}.”

“Relief from/removal of distress is connected to distress (itself), so every time something distresses a person, Allaah relieves him.”

“If a hardship befalls a person, let him wait for ease. And Allaah has mentioned that in the Noble Qur.aan, saying: {So indeed with hardship there is ease. Indeed with hardship there is ease}. So if things get difficult for you, take refuge in Allaah, waiting for His ease and believing in His promise.”

[Sharh al-Arba’een an-Nawawiyyah tape 19 / asaheeha translations]

beyond what they ask and hope for

Source: Fiqh ul-Asmaa il-Husnaa; Chapter 30, p. 123
Asaheeha Translations 

“Al-Fattaah – (the Judge/the Granter of blessings)”

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

“Shaykh ‘Abd ur-Rahmaan bin Sa’dee, rahimahullaah, said: ‘Al-Fattaah has two meanings. The first meaning is: the One who judges between His slaves, and judges between them with His legislation and by rewarding those who obey (Him) and punishing those who disobey (Him) in the dunyaa and aakhira, as His, ta’aala, statement: {Say: ‘Our Lord will assemble us all together (on the Day of Resurrection), then He will judge between us in truth. And He is the Just Judge, the All-Knower of the true state of affairs’}, and His, ta’aala, statement: {‘Our Lord! Judge between us and our people in truth, for You are the Best of those who give judgment}.

The second meaning is: the One who opens all doors of blessings for His slaves. He, ta’aala, said: {Whatever Allaah grants to people of mercy – none can withhold it}. He grants benefits of the dunyaa and deen to His slaves, and opens the locks upon hearts for those whom He has favored with His Kindness and Care, and showers (the hearts) with knowledge and understanding from Him and realities of faith that rectifiy their conditions and by which they remain upon the Straight Path; and what’s more special is that He grants those who love Him and turn to Him knowledge from Him, spiritual conditions, shining lights and true understanding. And likewise He opens for His slaves the doors of rizq (provision) and the paths of the means, and paves the way for provisions and the means to (these provisions) for the muttaqoon (those who fear Him) from where they can’t imagine, and gives the mutawakkiloon (those who put their trust in Him) beyond what they ask and hope for, and makes easy for them affairs that are difficult, and opens for them doors that are closed.”

despite your weakness

Source: Madaarij us-Saalikeen; At-tafweedh, Ath-thiqqa billaah; Volume 1, p. 542-546
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)

“Thus, whatever is for him from it, it will come to him despite his weakness”

Shaykh Ibn Qayyim aj-Jawziyyah (rahimahullaah) says:

The one who entrusts his affair to Allaah does not do so except because of his wish that He decrees for him whatever is good for him in his worldly life and his hereafter, even if that which is decreed for him is contrary to what he thinks would be good. So he is pleased with it, because he knows that it is good for him, even if the good aspect of it is hidden from him.

And (the slave) is certain that his ability is in the Hand of Allaah, not in his hand. So He is its Owner, not him, for if He did not give him ability, he would be incapable. Hence, he does not move except by (the help of) Allaah, not by himself; so his salvation is only by Allaah, not by his work.

So the one for whom Allaah decreed something, and allotted a share of provision or obedience or condition or knowledge or other than that, then it will inevitably happen to him; and the one for whom that has not been allotted, then he absolutely has no way to it, just as he has no way to fly up to the sky and to carry the mountains.  So in this same manner, he cannot oppose what has been allotted. Thus, whatever is for him from it, it will come to him despite his weakness, and whatever is not for him from it, he will not attain it (even) with his power.”

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asaheeha translations

never

Source: Fiqh ul-Asmaa il-Husnaa; Chapter 59, p. 236

“Al-Haseeb, Al-Kaafee – (the Sufficient)”

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

“And whenever the slave has good thoughts of Allaah, great hope for what is with Him, true tawakkul (trust) in Him, then indeed Allaah will never disappoint him. And the slave should not consider Allaah’s sufficing him to be slow if he has taken the means for it, for Allaah will accomplish His purpose at the time that He has decreed for him, and this is why He, ta’aala, said: {And whosoever puts his trust in Allaah, then He will suffice him. Verily, Allaah will accomplish His purpose. Indeed Allaah has set a measure for all things}.

Ibn ul-Qayyim, rahimahullaah, said: ‘So when He mentioned His sufficiency for the one who puts his trust in Him, perhaps that would make one think that the sufficiency will be hastened at the time of (the slave having) tawakkul, so He said after it: {Indeed Allaah has set a measure for all things}, i.e., a time which He will not exceed, thus He will make it come at the time that He has decreed for him. So the one who puts his trust (in Allaah) should not be hasty and say: ‘I had tawakkul and made du’aa, but I did not see anything and the sufficiency did not happen to me,’ because Allaah will accomplish His purpose at the time that He has decreed for him.'”

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asaheeha translations

much more than that

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Source: Madaarij us-Saalikeen; Tawakkul; Volume 1, p. 527
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 heart’s reliance on Allaah”

Shaykh Ibn Qayyim aj-Jawziyyah (rahimahullaah) comments:

“The condition of the one who relies on Allaah is like the condition of the one who is given a dirham by a king, then it gets stolen from him; so the king says to him: ‘I have many times as much as that, so don’t worry. When you come to me, I will give you from my treasures much more than that.’ Thus if (this person) knows the truthfulness of the king’s statement, and trusts him, and knows that his treasures are full of that, then what he missed will not make him sad.”

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asaheeha translations

leaving off the means from the heart

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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

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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

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