Al-Mutawakkil : One Who depends upon Allah
One of the names of Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)
Narrated Ataa ibn Yasar who said: `I met Abdullaah ibn `Amr ibn al-`Aas and asked him, “Tell me about the description of Allaah’s Messenger which is mentioned in the Tawrah (i.e. Old Testament).” He replied, “Yes. By Allaah, he is described in the Tawrah with some of the qualities attributed to him in the Qur’aan as follows:
`O Prophet! We have sent you as a witness (for Allaah’s True Religion), and a giver of glad tidings (to the faithful believers), and a warner (to the unbelievers), and a guardian of the illiterates. You are My slave and My Messenger. I have named you “al-Mutawakkil” (who depends upon Allaah). You are neither discourteous, harsh, nor a noise-maker in the markets, and you do not do evil to those who do evil to you, but you deal with them with forgiveness and kindness. Allaah will not let him (the Prophet) die until he makes straight the crooked people by making them say: “None has the right to be worshipped but Allaah,” with which will be opened blind eyes and deaf ears and enveloped hearts.”
Reported by al-Bukhaaree, no. 1997. [ Related by Bukhaaree in chapter dealing with the tafseer of Surah Fath.]
Source for the above:
|The Prophet said, “Every man who shall beg in order to increase his property, Allaah will diminish it.”
|The Prophet said, “Verily Allaah loves a Muslim with a family, who is poor, and withholds himself from the unlawful and from begging.”
|The Prophet said, “Whoso opens unto himself the door of begging, Allah will open unto him the door of poverty.”
|The Prophet said, “Verily it is better for any of you to take your rope and bring a bundle of wood upon your back and sell it, in which case Allah guards your honor than to beg of people, whether they give or not; if they do not give, your reputation suffers, and you return disappointed; and if they give, it is worse than that, for it lays you under obligation.”
|The Prophet said, “Whoever hath food for a day and a night, it is prohibited for him to beg.”
|The Prophet said, “Verily it is not right for the rich to ask nor for a strong, robust person; but it is allowed for the indigent and the infirm.”
|A man asked Allah’s apostle: “May I beg from people, O Messenger of God, when necessitous?” The Prophet said, “Do not beg unless absolutely compelled, then only from the virtuous.”
The Prophet stated that it is permitted to ask for something for only three categories of people. They are as follows: the people who are indebted because of acting as a guarantor for a person or a community and cannot pay their debts; people all of whose property was destroyed in a disaster; and people who became destitute and whose poverty is acknowledged by people who know them. It is not regarded permissible for people other than those who have a day’s food and the strength to work for livelihood to beg. (Muslim, Zakat, 109)
“Some among you do not ever abandon begging. Finally, on the Day of Resurrection, that dishonorable person will meet Allah with no flesh left on his face.” (Muslim, Zakat, 103)
“Whoever continues to beg people for their property in order to accumulate much property, surely asks for a piece of fire…” (Muslim, Zakat, 105).
“It is better for one among you to bring a load of firewood on his back and give charity out of it (and satisfy his own need) and be independent of people, than that he should beg from people, whether they give him anything or refuse him (Muslim, Zakat, 107)
Begging the people while reciting the verses of Allaah, while asking the people is no more than incompetence and manipulating the philanthropic feelings of the community. Such people do not know, or understand the concept of Tawakkul Allaah. They sit back and act as if the people owe something for the stations that they took up as part of the Administration, and calling to Allaah.
Incompetence is the inability to perform; lack of competence; ineptitude.
- Administrative incompetence, dysfunctional administrative behaviors that hinder attainment of organization goals.