Al Tawfiq By Shaykh Muhammad Salih al-Munajjid
- Translator’s Foreword
- Tawfiq (Guidance) of Allah for a slave to all that’s good
- Tawfiq of Allah for His Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wa
- Tawfiq for the slave when he asks for Paradise
- Tawfiq for the slave in ‘Ibadah (worship)
- Tawfiq for the slave in following the Sunnah
- Tawfiq for the scholars in their Fatwa (legal verdicts)
- Tawfiq for the Judges when judging between parties
- Tawfiq in good companionship
- Tawfiq of the scholars in their writings 10
The Causes of Tawfiq
Innal-hamdalillah wa salaat wa salaam ‘alaa Rasoolillah
Indeed from the great blessings that Allah bestows upon His slaves is that He guides them to what truly benefits them in this world and Hereafter. Sometimes we seek out this guidance and other times it is granted to us from the Mercy of Allah, `azza wa jall.
The greatest of guidance is when Allah grants someone ‘Tawfiq’ – which is a specific form of guidance from Allah to those of His slaves whom He chooses.
But tawfiq can only ever be granted by Allah and as servants of al-Rahman, we can only ever seek it.
When tawfiq is granted to a person, their affairs are gathered together, they attain their goals and hopes, and Allah takes care of them and their situation.
Their matter in its entirety is guided by the Lord of the Heavens and Earth and surely, he whom Allah wishes to provide for, none can turn away that provision.
It is incumbent upon us therefore to ardently seek tawfiq from Allah in all our affairs, whether big or small, whether worldly or in the Hereafter. We should ask Him to bless us with hidayat al-tawfiq and help us remain steadfast in the Truth.
In this small translation, Shaykh Muhammad Salih al-Munajjid discusses the issue of Tawfiq and how it is granted to a person.
He brings forward examples from the pious predecessors and also gives a breakdown of the causes that can lead one to attain the tawfiq of Allah.
I ask Allah `azza wa jall to benefit us with the sound advice and knowledge contained herein – may He make us all from His servants, al-muwaffaqeen. Ameen.
Indeed, all Praise is due to Allah, we praise Him, seek His Help, Forgiveness and
Guidance. We seek refuge in Allah from the evil of our own souls and the evil consequences of our actions.
Whomsoever Allah guides, no-one can lead him astray and whomsoever He leaves astray, no-one can guide him. I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, the Most High without any partners and I bear witness that Muhammad is His slave and final Messenger – sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam.
“O you who believe! Fear Allah as He should be feared and die not except in a state of Islam.” [Aal-‘Imran: 102]
“O Mankind! Be dutiful to your Lord, Who created you from a single person (Adam), and from him (Adam) He created his wife, and from them both He created many men and women and fear Allah through Whom you demand your mutual (rights), and (do not cut the relations of) the wombs (kinship). Surely, Allah is Ever an All-Watcher over you.” [Al-Nisa: 1]