Last night my daughter told me that she could not sleep. I thought she had a bad dream.. so I asked her to recite ayatul kursi and du’a before sleep. But she said , se couldn’t sleep because the math exam will be tomorrow.
I took her hand and let her sit beside me and told her that if she had already studied hard and belives that Allah will help her in her exam so leave everything to Allah. That’s we call it with tawakkul. “…And whoever relies upon Allah – then He is sufficient for him.” (Qur’an, 65:3)
So my dear, what does it mean to rely on Allah? To have tawakkul in Allah?
With tawakkul, our external burden or outward struggle is to study and to work hard and in our heart there is no longer the worry of this burden.
Allah is Al-Wakeel; this means that it is Allah who controls His worshipers’ affairs and takes care of us. Allah never abandons us nor leaves them to another source. Allah has given Himself this Name ( one of 99 Asmaul Husna) and made it known to us, so that we know this is an essential attribute of Allah.
So my lovely daughter do what you can, but have trust in the guarantee that Allah will give you the result you need, Insha Allah.
Don’t forget to pray before exam:
Bismillahirrahmanirrahiim, In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
[رَبِّ اشْرَحْ لِي صَدْرِي وَيَسِّرْ لِي أَمْرِي وَاحْلُلْ عُقْدَةً مِّن لِّسَانِي يَفْقَهُوا قَوْلِي [25-28: طه“
Rabbishrahlii sadri wayassirlii amri wahlul uqdatam min lisaani yafqauhu qawli”
(O my Lord! expand me my breast; Ease my task/affair for me; And remove the impediment from my speech, So they may understand what I say).
And say: Bismillahi tawakkaltu ‘alallah, Laa haulaa walaa quwwata illa billah
(In the Name of Allah, I have placed my trust in Allah.There is no power and no might except by Allah.)
Rasululullah Shalallahu ‘alaihi wasallam is reported to have said, “Dua is the weapon of a Muslim”.
So, no need to worry, rely on Allah and do your exam tomorrow, everything Insha Allah will be fine.
May Allah give us all the ability to remember him at all times, at all situation. Aameen.