Read the following quote and you will be staggered how we confine ourselves to the shackles of our limited conception of “al-Tawakul” trust in Allah. We cripple our life with our own ignorance of the essence of trust in Allah, which will necessarily elevate us, if observed, to the frontier and elite position in this world, that we supposedly should have seized. The following quote is meant to provide you with a penetrating and boundless insight that empowers you to see through your limited conception of this concept “Trust in Allah”. Get on any sort of work you do, recall the image of this quote in your mind, and let it triggers your full power. You should always have this combination whenever you engage in any type of action: Trust in Allah and simultaneous and exploiting every efficient and potential mean that gets you to achieving your goals of this life and the next one.
Imam ibn al-Qayyim observed, “If a person were to put his full trust in Allah in order to move a mountain and he was ordered to do so, he would certainly move it.”
The source: Madarij as-Salikeen: (1/81).
Commentary and translation by: Abdullah Ibrahim Omran al-Misri.