Trust Upon Allah ( Tawakkal )
Arabic word Tawakkal is translated as trust upon Allah. However, Tawakkal is specific for Allah.
It is to tawakkal only upon Allah in all matters and in all states.
Faqr is a way of Trust upon Allah
Incident of Trust upon Allah
It is related that a king married his daughter to a Dervish. King’s daughter came to the Dervish’s house after marriage. She had not yet put her shoes off when she saw a piece of barley bread in his house. She asked the Dervish why he had kept that piece of bread. He told that he had received two pieces of bread the previous night, he ate one and kept the other for next day. The daughter of king started crying.
The Dervish asked, “Are you crying because you are daughter of a king and you have to live in a poor Dervish’s house?” She replied, “No, I am crying because I thought you would be a true Dervish but you are not, your trust upon Allah is not even equal to a dog as you have saved bread for the next day. I am unlawful upon you.” She went to her father and said to him, “The person you married me is not a Dervish rather a greedy person who has no tawakkal as he covetously hoards things instead of giving them in the way of Allah. He is a follower of Satan as his heart is not attentive towards Allah.” (Ameer-ul-Kaunain)
Sultan Bahoo quotes in Kaleed-ul-Tauheed Kalan
How to get salvation from innerself and Satan
A person is never liberated from the chains of innerself (nafs) nor can dominate the Satan unless he renounces the world, keeps trust upon Allah and his heart becomes free of love of the world. This can be possible only by the invocation of Ism-e-Allah Zaat.
Quality of People of Faqr
The people of Faqr are the men of perfect faith and tawakkal.
Trust upon Allah is a Divine Light
Tawakkal is a Divine light and is like water which sates the Fuqara and grants perfect health and strength to their entire existence. Allah says;
Meaning: And whoever trusts upon Allah, then He is sufficient for him. (Aal-e-Imran 37)
The Holy Prophet said;
Meaning: Tauheed and trust upon Allah are twins.
Sign of Faithful
Allah says in Quran about those have tawakkal upon Allah:
Meaning: The faithfuls truly trust upon Allah. (Aal-e-Imran 122)