Following are some quotes of Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen about the topic:
Definition of Trust Upon Allah
- Having complete trust in Allah is called ‘Tawakkal’ in Arabic which is a Quranic term. The first and foremost requirement of true faith and love for Allah is that everything and every matter must be handed over to Him, even one’s own self. Trust in Allah is considered the foundation of ‘Faqr’ and it is the first lesson taught by the spiritual guide. It is also the most prominent symbol of a true seeker of Allah that he trusts upon Allah in all his matters.
- Sustenance is not restricted to a specific place or source. Allah can provide it to His creation anywhere, through any source. The way He feeds birds and animals everywhere, similarly by virtue of trust in Allah, He arranges sustenance for those who migrate from one place to another and observe patience. For the livelihood, man should have complete trust in Allah.
- A person becomes successful when gold, silver and dust become same for him.
How to Achieve Trust Upon Allah?
- Trust upon Allah is achieved when the seeker renounces everything besides Allah Almighty.
- That person is considered to have complete trust upon Allah who liberates himself from the worries of earning livelihood and engrosses himself in seeking Allah with perfect faith that Allah is responsible for providing him the sustenance, he does not need to run after it.
Everything Happens on Allah's Will
- The sustenance has been fixed already but the man does not have faith in that.
- If respect and disgrace come from Allah, then they both are a blessing. Respect in this life may become disgrace in the hereafter and the disgrace in this world may bring honour in the hereafter. Therefore, it is better to completely leave the matter of grace and disgrace upon Allah to decide.
- The money that is not destined for you will go anyways. Hence, it is better to spend it in Allah’s way.
- The food for the physical body has been fixed since eternity and is not going to increase or decrease in general conditions, no matter how hard one tries. No amount of stratagem and tricks could enlarge it. However, selflessly spending in the way of Allah increases this sustenance from ten to seventy times.
The Seeker of Allah Should Only Trust Upon Allah
The seeker of Allah should only trust upon Allah every moment and in every matter. It is better for him to hand over all his matters to Allah and then does not interfere in Allah’s will, as is said in the Quran:
فَسَتَذْكُرُونَ مَا أَقُولُ لَكُمْ وَأُفَوِّضُ اَمۡرِیۡۤ إِلَى اللَّهِ إِنَّ اللَّهَ بَصِيرٌ بِالْعِبَادِ
Meaning: And I consign all my affairs to Allah. Surely Allah is Ever Watchful of the servants. (al-Momin 44)
Importance of Trust Upon Allah
- The person, whose faith is weak and does not trust Allah, is always looking for legitimate or illegitimate ways of earning livelihood instead of focusing his attention on Allah Almighty.
- By having trust in Allah, the sustenance does not increase rather it gains beatitude, which is better than increasing.
- When a seeker breaks his hopes from every support other than Allah and submits himself completely to Allah, then He makes him pass through trials for some time to verify whether he has really become indifferent to all other sources except Allah or not. If he proves his perseverance, then Allah handles all his matters and neither disappoints nor dishonours him.
- The way of Allah with His chosen group of seekers is of limited resources. They are not given significant power or influence because these are the Satanic weapons. Almighty Allah has no dependency and need for anyone, He just want people to solely trust Him. Indeed, He gives victory to the people in His class with insignificant resources, authority, wealth and power, hence proves that having trust in Him is the greatest wealth of all.
- One, who comes towards Allah disregarding the splendour of both the worlds, is in fact bestowed with their bounties. The seeker of Allah is not granted anything in Faqr until and unless he liberates himself from the clutches of the desires of this world and hereafter.
Above mentioned is a short collection of selected quotes extracted from Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen’s books or noted during his gatherings. However, for gaining in depth knowledge of his teachings, click the following links to his books:
Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen’s English Books
Sultan-ul-Ashiqeen’s Urdu Books
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