Tawakul and Human faculty
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Assalaamu alaikkum dear brother Burhan ,May almighty Allah pour HIS blessings upon you and your family.Dear brother my question is regarding Tawakkul . 1 ) Why we do Tawakkul ?, its directly proportional to the efforts we are taking.For example , going for an exam , the non muslim ,ofcourse believes in his human faculty and/or demy GOD to study and write exams and pass [most of the non muslims reaches all top positions in exams or in career in that way ], the same way a muslim must do Tawakkaltu ala Allah . As a muslim , he gets marks based on the preparation done by his human faculty , ie how hard he prepared for exams.Then whats the need of Tawakkul.Suppose both studied in the same way and writes exam , what is the additional benefit a muslim get ? When we ask for help from someone , that person helps us and make our things happen soon.But when we do Tawakkul , the result may be postponed or giving a toiling situation to compete in addition to a burden.So ultimately , Tawakkul , makes harder in addition to thorough study . Most of the high competing exams like IAS,IIT , the toppest and majority 99% are non muslims and they prepared by not believing Allah and believed in themselves,their human faculties. So whats point of doing Tawakkul? If we do tawakkul , then also we must strive like anything.Whether , as a muslim , do good deeds or bad deeds , love or hate parents etc never going to affect his prewritten Qadr.If he does lots of charity or any other good deed , he must strive like anything for those exams like IAS and complete responsibility comes on his shoulders.Then where is the help ?
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A believer does not mind striving through odds in this transitory life because he is content in his belief that he will be well rewarded in his eternal life. To understand this one has to first put his full trust (tawakkul) in Allah swt and then only will he be able to taste the sweetness of faith.
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