Talk Acquring Tawakkal is mandatory
Tawakkal is mandatory on the Muslims. Neglecting
it will be tantamount to not abiding by the mandatory
action. As implicit faith on Tawheed is compulsory,
Tawakkal too is necessary for a Muslim. It
is a fact that when a person is firm in his belief of
the Unity of Allah, he instinctly becomes a practitioner
of Tawakkal. Such a person is endowed with
all the requirements of Faith. Eemaan bil Tauheed
means that he trusts all his affairs to the Wish of
Allah. He expects help only from Allah, fears Him and
puts total Trust in Him.
The researcher Ardbeli says in "Zibdat al Bayan"
that the Command of Allah about Tawakkal is
not specifically for the Prophet (a.s) but it is in
general for all human beings. The Holy Verse "Fattakhazhu
wakila" is for everyone and the witness for
this is borne by the other verses of the Holy Quran
wherein the populace is addressed in this manner: Wa
al Allaha fatawakkalu in kuntum momineen-All of you
should Trust Allah if you are Momins. Therefore
this is a general injunction for all Muslims.
Here it is possible that one might say that such injunctions
in the Quran are just a part of the code of moral values.
Then the injunction of believing in La ilaha il
Allah might face the same doubt. The meaning of
La ilaha il Allah is that Rab (Lord ), Maabod (Creater
), Mudabbir (Wise ), Worthy of Worship and All
Pervading is only Allah and none else. This is the Practical
Tawheed (Tawheed e Afaali). Is it possible
that even those who do not have faith in this might
not be questioned for their lack of faith! No! In all
circumstances firm faith on Tawheed is compulsory.