The Trustee - Al-Wakīl

Al-Wakīl, The Dependable, The Advocate

The Trustee - Al-Wakīl - Al-Wakīl

God is the Ultimate Trustee, to whom you can entrust any and all your affairs. God tells us: “And rely upon the Ever-Living who does not die, and exalt [God] with His praise.” [Qur’an, 25:58] In practical terms, this means two things. Firstly, that we work as hard as we can with the means given to us. God is teaching us through His Names and attributes that we need to work. But being intimately acquainted with God means that conviction, confidence and internal tranquility as we strive, because we have already surrendered to God. And this is the second element. While we work for a particular result through the avenues available to us, we have absolutely no doubt that God will get us through to whatever is best, because indeed He is the Trustee. The Prophet ﷺ (peace be upon him) says: “If you were to rely on God as He should be relied on, He would provide for you as He provides for the birds. They go out in the morning hungry and return in the evening full.” [Tirmidhi]

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