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{ وَقَالَ يٰبَنِيَّ لاَ تَدْخُلُواْ مِن بَابٍ وَاحِدٍ وَٱدْخُلُواْ مِنْ أَبْوَابٍ مُّتَفَرِّقَةٍ وَمَآ أُغْنِي عَنكُمْ مِّنَ ٱللَّهِ مِن شَيْءٍ إِنِ ٱلْحُكْمُ إِلاَّ للَّهِ عَلَيْهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ وَعَلَيْهِ فَلْيَتَوَكَّلِ ٱلْمُتَوَكِّلُونَ }

…On him I rely... He [Sahl] was asked, ‘What is the reality of complete trust [in God] (tawakkul)? He replied, ‘It is to be at ease (istirsāl) with whatever God, Exalted is He, wants.’ Then he was asked, ‘What are the requisites of complete trust?’ He said, ‘The first is knowledge and its reality is acting [on it].’ Then he said:Truly the person who has complete trust [in God] (mutawakkil), when he attains it in reality (ʿalā’l-ḥaqīqa), does not eat any food in the knowledge that there is someone who has more of a right to it than himself. His words, Exalted is He:


Tafsīr al-Tustarī, trans. Annabel Keeler and Ali Keeler
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