Increase your trust in Allah

 

Every verse in the Qur’an has plenty of lessons. Ibrahim (peace be upon him) is saying:

Our Lord, I have settled some of my offspring in a valley of no vegetation, by Your Sacred House, our Lord, so that they may perform the prayers. So make the hearts of some people incline towards them, and provide them with fruits, that they may be thankful. Ibrahim:37

Ibrahim is commanded here to leave his wife and new born in the middle of a barren valley with only the Sacred House. The sacrifice he has to make is huge. (We see this echoed later in Surah Saffat when he is commanded to sacrifice him.)

His wife asks him why he is leaving her and the baby with just a few dates and no water. He is silent. So she asks if Allah command him to do so. Look at her deep faith.

This was Ibrahim’s first son, in his old age, the one had been dreaming of for more than 80 years. Yet when Allah commands him to leave his precious son and wife there, he trusts Allah and so does his wife, though she too is old. They accept that if this from Allah, He will not let them down.

The fruit of deep trust

When you have deep trust in Allah, He makes the water come out from unexpected places. As Allah made Zam Zam come for Hajar, He will provide for you from unexpected places too. Increase your trust in Allah, while doing your best to look after the means. We must sharpen our trust.

May we have more trust and tawakkal in Allah. Ameen.

Shaykh Haytham Tamim

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Shaykh Haytham Tamim is the founder and main teacher of the Utrujj Foundation. He has provided a leading vision for Islamic learning in the UK, which has influenced the way Islamic knowledge is disseminated. He has orchestrated the design and delivery of over 200 unique courses since Utrujj started in 2001.His extensive expertise spans over 30 years across the main Islamic jurisprudence schools of thought. He has studied with some of the foremost scholars in their expertise; he holds some of the highest Ijazahs (certificates) in Quran, Hadith (the Prophetic traditions) and Fiqh (Islamic rulings). His own gift for teaching was evident when he gave his first sermon to a large audience at the age of 17 and went on to serve as a senior lecturer of Islamic transactions and comparative jurisprudence at the Islamic University of Beirut (Shariah College).He has continued to teach; travelling around the UK, Europe and wider afield, and won the 2015 BISCA award (British Imams & Scholars Contributions & Achievements Awards) for Outstanding Contribution to Education and Teaching.