“Ask Him From Whom You Have Need.”

When Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal was asked about Tawakkul he said :

“It is abandoning dependence on Allah’s creation.”

“It was said to him: “Then what is the need for it?”

He replied: “It is implicit in the words of Ibrahim (alayhis salam ) when he was placed in the mangonel , then cast into the fire ,upon which Jibreel (alayhis salam) came to him and said: “Do you have any need?” He replied: “Not from you.”

Jibreel (alayhis salam) said: “Ask Him from whom you have need.”

He said: “Whichever of the two things is preferable to Him is preferable to me.” [1]

[1]  Al-bidayah Wan-Nihayah


Filed under Classics, Du`aa - Allah Always Answers., From the Pages of History, Giants Amongst Men, Polishing The Heart

4 responses to ““Ask Him From Whom You Have Need.”

  1. fulaan

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaah,

    Re: Imaam Ahmad’s statement of the understanding of Al Tawakkul: “It is abandoning dependence on Allah’s creation.”

    This is a very beneficial explanation. One of my friends recently said something similar. He said,
    ” Whatever good comes to us in life is actually from Allaah. The people and other sources through which we receive the good are just the means or the vehicles through which it reaches us. ”

    I guess, it’s about giving the credit to The One who is truly deserving of it and Allaah is The True Provider of all types of goodness whether that is a physical provision or a spiritual provision like eemaan, yaqeen, istiqaamah, protection, knowledge, fiqh etc. The more you learn about Allaah, the more you realise that it’s not wise or just to hope in people or things when everything created is weak and will die one day whereas Allaah is the Ever Living and does not die and He is The Source of all goodness.

    Jazaaki Allaahu khayr for your efforts

    Assalaamu alaykum


  2. Thank you for your most beneficial insight, may Allah bless you with much good.

    was salamu `alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh


  3. fulaan

    Ameen. Wa iyyaaki


  4. Assalamu alaikum,

    Can you please add http://www.newreligion.co.cc
    to the links?



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