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The Prophet (SAWA) said, ‘A servant’s faith in Allah is not complete until he has five attributes in him: 

1. Complete reliance upon Allah,

2. Entrusting [his affairs] to Allah, 

3. Submission to Allah’s will

4. Contentment with Allah’s decree, and 

5. Patience in Allah’s tribulations

Certainly one who loves for the sake of Allah, hates for the sake of Allah, gives for the sake of Allah, and withholds for the sake of Allah has in fact completed faith.’

[Bihar al-Anwar, v. 10, p. 177, no. 77]

‏اللهم صلي على محمد وال محمد

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Salamun Alaykum;

Thank you for this beautiful Hadith.

Reliance on Allah (Tawakkol), as the Hadith says, is one of the most important signs of true faith on Allah. About the Ayah: "And whoever relied upon Allah, then He will suffice him" Imam al-Kadhim (AS) said: "reliance on Allah has degrees. one of them is to trust on Allah in all your tasks, and to be pleased of whatever he did to you, and to know that He does not evacuate you from any good and bounty , and to know that in this regard the rule is His rule .so by delegating tasks to be upon Him, rely on Allah in the work and other tasks."1

Reliance, however, is one of the most critical concepts in Islam. Misunderstanding of this concept can leads one to inactivity and even laziness. But in other Hadith, holy prophet (SAWA) said to a group of people who didn't work: "you are not reliant [on Allan]; but you are encumbrances". 2

Putting together these Hadiths, we find out that Tawakkol do not means inactivity. Every Muslim has to do his/her tasks and to be a useful member of society.  

 1. سَأَلْتُهُ عَنْ قَوْلِ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ- وَ مَنْ يَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّهِ فَهُوَ حَسْبُهُ فَقَالَ التَّوَكُّلُ عَلَى اللَّهِ دَرَجَاتٌ مِنْهَا أَنْ تَتَوَكَّلَ عَلَى اللَّهِ فِي أُمُورِكَ كُلِّهَا فَمَا فَعَلَ بِكَ كُنْتَ عَنْهُ رَاضِياً تَعْلَمُ أَنَّهُ لَا يَأْلُوكَ خَيْراً وَ فَضْلًا وَ تَعْلَمُ أَنَّ الْحُكْمَ فِي ذَلِكَ لَهُ فَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّهِ بِتَفْوِيضِ ذَلِكَ إِلَيْهِ وَ ثِقْ بِهِ فِيهَا وَ فِي غَيْرِهَا.

 . 2رَأى رَسولُ اللّه صلى الله عليه و آله قَوْما لا يَزْرَعونَ قالَ: ما أَنْتُمْ؟ قالوُا: نَحْنُ الْمُتَوَكِّلونَ، قالَ: لا، بَلْ أَنْتُمْ المُتَّكِلونَ؛

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