Shaykh `Abdullāh al-Bukhārī, may Allah preserve him, said:(1)
If Allah truly has Mercy upon you, He will open way for you, guide you, and grant you success; and this is what the seeker of the Hereafter hopes for.
Hence, al-Imām ash-Shāfi`ī, may Allah have mercy upon him, stated: “No good can be attained except through Allah’s Aid. If Allah bestows His mercy upon you, He shall aid you. If He aids you, He shall guide you and grant you success.”
This is the meaning of tawfīq (success).
Tawfīq is as Ibn al-Qayyim has defined it: “It is that Allah directs you to obedience and aids you in conforming to it.”
Thus, success is that you are guided to obedience and aided in implementing it.
And al-khidhlān(2) is that Allah entrusts you to yourself, we ask Allah for safety and security.
Translated by Umm Sufyaan Faatimah
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