Tawakul in Islam.
Tawakul is the belief which Muslims do on Allah Almighty. Tawakal on Allah is the belief that Muslims workshop Allah Almighty. Tawakkul refers to our reliance on God for guidance and power while faced with almost insurmountable trials and obstacles in life. It reflects the Islamic principle of absolute confidence in Allah’s plan.
“And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. And whosoever puts his trust in Allah then He will suffice him.” ~ Quran 65:3
The Islamic idea of total faith in Allah’s plan is defined by the Arabic term tawakkul. It means having full belief in Allah and sole dependence on Him, which is incredibly freeing. When faced with challenges and struggles in life, we must surrender and believe in Allah as our pillar of support and strength, and focus on His infinite power as we seek to attain our goals and overcome obstacles. Tawakul is the major belief of a Muslim on Allah. If he does not have tawakul on Allah then he cannot be a Muslim. Muslims have tawakkul on Allah in every situation. If the situation is bad according to Muslims and they have tawakul on Allah almighty. Then Allah has a better plan for him.
The Quran tells us about Prophet Nuh’s people and the flood that wiped out many of them, about Prophet Yunus (AS) being trapped in the belly of a whale, and about Prophet Musa (AS) being trapped on a ship with nowhere to go and an enemy closing in on him.
Yes, tawakkul is difficult to come by at this time of fear and uncertainty. But keep in mind the Prophets we mentioned earlier. All of these circumstances were frightening and uncertain. But they clung to Allah’s promise that whoever puts his trust in Him, He will make a way for him.