Our Prophet's
"And you are truly ˹a man˺ of outstanding character"
[Surah Al-Qalam 68:4]
Al Mutawakkil - The Prophet Who Relied only on Allah
By: Shaikh Zafar Ul Hasan Al Madani

"We Named you Mutawakkil"

The Torah announced that Allah has named Muhammad ﷺ as Mutawakkil- One who puts his trust only in Allah under all circumstances. This is a testimony about the noble character of the Prophet ﷺ. To be a Mutawakkil, means to be happy with what Allah gives and to have complete trust in Allah instead of losing hope or patience. In his lifetime, the Prophet ﷺ never spread his hands before anyone. Aisha (May Allah be pleased with her) said:

"Months used to pass by and we could not get a chance to cook food." Someone asked her, "How did you survive?"

She replied, "Our diet consisted of two black things ; dates and water."

The Prophet ﷺ never cared for the worldly possessions.

He said, "I would love to eat one day and remain hungry the other day so that one day I can be grateful to Allah for giving me food and the other day I would observe sabr for not getting any."

Once the Prophet ﷺ was returning from an expedition. It was a hot day so the army decided to take a break and rest. When everyone was sleeping, an enemy soldier noticed the Prophet ﷺ sleeping alone and decided to avail the chance to kill him. The moment he lifted his sword, our Prophet ﷺ woke up. There was very little time for the Prophet to respond or his companions to reach him for help.

The enemy asked, "Who will protect you from my sword?"

The Prophet ﷺ said calmly, "Allah!"

This word had a powerful impact on the man and his sword fell down. The companions woke up and rushed over. By then the Prophet ﷺ had picked up the fallen sword and asked him, "Now who will save you?"

The man humbled himself and sought a pardon. He was pardoned.

Putting one’s trust in Allah is an important part of good Akhlaq (character) and the life of the Prophet ﷺ is a guideline of good Akhlaq (character) for us.