But what do we need in order to achieve this? We must have firm belief that only Allah can help and benefit us. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said,
Allah the Almighty says:
These words give us strength to face hardships. But at the same time as depending on Allah, we must exert effort and use all the material resources provided by Allah. If we do so we will be obeying His orders. When we sincerely depend on Allah we feel tranquility in our hearts because we know that Allah is on our side. We should try to detach ourselves from always seeking material things and keep in mind that no harm or benefit comes to us without the permission of Allah.
Umar Bin Al-Khattab (May Allah be pleased with him) told us about the birds and how they wake up in the early morning, glorify Allah and go in search of food, (they exert effort) trust in Allah and find sustenance. You may think it strange that birds glorify Allah but the Almighty says in the Qur'an :
But Ibrahim answered, 'Nothing from you. Allah knows my condition (status)."
Another time, Ibrahim (peace be upon him) took his wife Hajar and his son Isma'il to a place near Makkah.
Allah the Almighty ordered Ibrahim to leave them in the desert, and when Hajar saw him leaving her she wanted to know if it was an order from Allah. Ibrahim answered , 'Yes'. So she put her trust in Allah and was sure that He would take care of them. Indeed, all help and power are from Allah.
Trust in Him! His promise is true.
*xsnggup rasenye ingt balik xm y berlalu dis week.. huhu =(