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Trust in Allah: Robins

Trust in Allah. I came across this beautiful quote that reads, “To TRUST someone is the highest compliment you can demonstrate, more than just loving them.”

As a child growing up in Winnipeg, Canada, one of the most common types of birds I observed was the Robin. They were big with reddish-orange bellies. There were so many Robins, Robins everywhere. Who was feeding all of them?

Robins and trust in Allah - Muhammad Alshareef

 

Teacher, can we help feed the birds?
My primary school teachers told us NOT to feed the Robins. Subhan Allah! You know why we, as humans, should not feed the birds? Subhan Allah! You know why? Because as humans, we are IMPERFECT — and the birds NEED PERFECT sustenance. They cannot rely on us humans. If we were to feed them one day, two days, a month — the birds would get habituated to our feeding and place their trust in us. And that trust would be gravely misplaced.

Eventually, we would not be able to continue feeding them.  Regardless,the Robins would still show up seeking food. The habituated birds would keep coming back, again and again, until they died.

Our primary school teachers taught us: leave the birds. Leave the Robins to the PERFECT sustenance of Allah.

Now, what if you thought of YOURSELF as a Robin?

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Allah’s Messenger, sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam, said, “If they would only put their trust in Allah as they should, He would provide for them as He provides for the birds: they fly out in the morning hungry and return fully satiated.” [Sunan al-Tirmidhī (2344) and Sunan Ibn Mājah (4164)]

The example of the bird going out in the morning shows us that one of the greatest expressions of faith and devotion is to take all practical steps to achieve our goals while at the same time placing our complete reliance upon Allah for the outcome (Al-Oadah, 2012).

If you haven’t reminded yourself of Allah’s marvels recently, perhaps you’ve forgotten … YOUR own creation is one.

About the Author Muhammad Alshareef

Founder and President of DiscoverU, an Islam-based personal development institute. Muhammad Alshareef graduated Islamic Law from Madinah University and holds a Masters Degree from West Virginia University. Canadian, ethnically Egyptian, and a true citizen of the world. He writes about Islamic solutions to popular personal development questions.

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81 comments
Taufiq Riaz says

Jazak ALLAH for sharing.

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Waasafa says

Beautiful, mashallah…really needed that reminder.

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Fatima says

Masha Allah…what a reminder,jazakallah khairan Akhi,,,fiddunya wal akhirah. U have no idea wat dis would do to many lives including mine.

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Abdul aziz says

Knowledge is always a REMINDER to Minkind to RIGHTEOUSNESS. ALLAHU AKBAR.

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sahada says

May Allah Azzawajal reward you. Great reminder Masha Allah

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Umar Farouk Musa says

Jazakallahu khairan kasiran

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Abdullahi Muhammad Rabiu says

Subbahanallah! I’ve learned from this lesson to trust every thing of mind to Allah only and sustenance will surely come on daily bases Ma Sha AllAh.

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Shafi ahmed says

I was looking for this subject. I am making dua for long time for this Dunya my dua is not for me
Alone but it will benefit my family
As a whole. But when ever it does not happen I say myself when Allah promise he will give me in hereafter that is my ultimate faith. I still keep on asking my Rab same dua again
Again I am sure I reap the reward in this Dunya inshallah I will seek his reward in this Dunya
If I can tell my dear Muslim brothers and sisters that Allah differ mean to me he love my dua he want me to come closer
To him by dua’s. But never give
That passion will make you closer to him and his mercy you me will be rewarded like prophet Ayub he made Dua for so many years then he gave him more than he has befor before that is my faith in Allah. May Allah
Protect me and you from deviating our focus from Allah’s
Kindness and his infinite mercy.

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suad says

Subhanallah 🌝 very true statement about Tawakul, redya Allah 3n omer ebn Alkhattab…wa jazakum Allah khairan🍒🍒…subhanallah wa be hamdeh🐥🐥🐥🐥

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Hassan Abdullah says

my brother in Islam..
I really find your story very interesting.
May Allah in His infinite mercy increase our knowledge.

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sadia says

it is really thought provoking, we says that we put trust in Allah SWT but we do not put it as we should put Trust in Allah. thank you for remind and teach us.

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ABUBAKAR says

Very inspirational. May Allah increase your knowledge.

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Gamal says

Gazakum Allah Khair brother. Yes indeed. The word “Trust” encompasses everything. Best wishes. Your brother Gamal.

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Makanjuola Taoheed says

It’s really interesting message. Jazakallah

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umar shuaibu haruna says

MASHA_ALLAH

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Sirajo Bashir Muhammad says

Tawakatun alah

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Noorinah says

Masha Allah Alhamdulillah it’s exactly what I needed for my soul to feel revived : trust in Almighty implicitly like the birds

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Samia Hassan says

JazzakAllah khayr. What about if one has exhausted all options? Or finds he/she has hardly any options. Is it ok, in such a case, to focus on duaa and cherish hope in Allah to open doors?

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Faida alih says

Jazak allah khaer i feel enlighten

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Robina says

JazakAllah Khair .

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MUJAHIDUL ISLAM SOHAN says

very much interesting and moral story… I love it very much

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MUJAHIDUL ISLAM SOHAN says

jajak ALLAH khair

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BANGDIWALA ILYAS says

Alhamdollillah

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Soumaya says

Short and sweet!!

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Amal Agabein says

Subhan Allah! Didn’t know that info about the Robins!

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Soofia Abbas says

Masha Allah may ASWT raise your rank in Jannat for sharing such gems with us.

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Mohammad Ashraf Fazili says

Your’s is a great contribution towards building the faith. May you succeed in your mission. May Allah reward you here and hereafter. Aameen.

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Anonymous says

🙂

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lawal says

Jazakallahu khairan

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Bomme says

What a truth ! That needs to stand apart and hold your attention !!!

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Anonymous says

MashaAllah!

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William says

I like the story. About the Robbin it’s a analogy of life and so easy to forget how fragil our beautiful Life within this fragil world

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William says

I like the story. About the Robbin so easy to forget how fragil our beautiful Life given to us

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Noraisah says

Salamat…

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Tanvir says

Very deep meaning. Good comparison and analogy of Robins.

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Sarwat says

Indeed keeping our trust in Allah is something we should all learn

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Ali says

Assalamu alaikum..I always makei t a poineto read your emails and blogs, because theya ‘re precise yet very powerful MaashaAllah… May Allahr reward you for instilling such noble thoughts about Allah and Islam..
JazakAllah khairan..

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Anonymous says

SubhanAlllah

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Razeena Jalaluddin says

Zillions of thanks for all your efforts. May Allah bless you always

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Anonymous says

mabrook…good luck

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Anonymous says

may Allah reward you abundantly

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MUHAMAD RABIU SHEHU says

Very inspiring material.The author is articulate.I pray Allah to increase him in knowledge and guide us to the straight path and make us die as Muslims.

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BANGDIWALA ILYAS says

We should trust only in Allah.

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Kadijah says

Masha’Allah that was beautiful and opened my eyes to wider open different perspective. JazakAllah Khair May Allah give you jannah and keep you in his divine light Ameen

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Taofeekàt says

Jazakallahu khairan, thanks for the teachings.

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Fouzia Khanam says

Assalam Alaikum Brother, It is really good.But please can you tell me how to make myself a hardworking and also to rely on Allah, I rely on Allah but do less of hard work and procrastinate things though my less work turns out to be Alhumdulillah good and blessed one but I feel too much stressed at the 11th hour.

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karidiatou keita says

ZakaAllahou Kairan

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usman olayinka suleman says

Trust Allah is simple but hard to do, why?

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Ayesha says

Your blogs are very inspiring and interesting.i look forward to reading more in future

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Ayesha says

Your blogs are very inspiring and very interesting .i look forward to reading more of it.jzk for sharing

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Mahama Dramani says

A nice piece. I have learnt so much from your short piece of information and it will affect my life forever. Masha Allah

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Muhammad Alshareef says

@Ali thank you for taking the time to share those kind words.
– Muhammad Alshareef

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Hauwa says

Jazakallah, thanks for the reminder!

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Anonymous says

very thought provoking

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fatima says

May Allah grant you more wisdom,this post has solve my immediate problem

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Nasra Hashi says

JazzakaAllah kheiran, i really needed this reminder.

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Idris Alhassan says

In Allah thecreator of all creatures we trust and re lie. JazakAllahukhayran for strengthening my Faith. May Allah make it SADAĶATU JARIYA to u hare and hare after.

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Azrahasib says

Please send me you message

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Ruqayyah says

Jazakhallahu Khayran

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Maryam Rabiu says

How very inspiring jzkllah khairan

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Muna hassan mohamed says

I have had i truley beautiful vision i believe its from Allah swt please let me explain

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NAini says

SubhanAllah. Everythings are from Allah, for Allah and to Allah SWT.

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awelkhier abdulkader says

mashallah very good advice jazakallah khair

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awelkhier abdulkader says

masshallah Jazakallah khair
وَيَرْزُقْهُ مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا يَحْتَسِبُ وَمَنْ يَتَوَكَّلْ عَلَى اللَّهِ فَهُوَ حَسْبُهُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ بَالِغُ أَمْرِهِ قَدْ جَعَلَ اللَّهُ لِكُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدْرًا}[الطلاق: 2، 3].

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Rashida says

Ma sha Allah! JazakAllah khair for this wonderful post, it’s a great reminder. May Allah guide us to what is best.

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abubakr says

Beautiful, mashallah

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Aysha K says

JazakAllah Khairan for such a beautiful piece! After reading it I had this warm feel of iman boost.

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Cheikh wane says

I put trust in allah the greatest and thank him all time the Almaty

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Mousa says

WAMAYYATTAQUELLAAHA YAJ ‘ALLAAHU MAKHRAJAA, WA YARZOKOHU HAYTHO MAA LAA YAHTASHEB

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Yasmin says

ALLAH HU AKBER

SubhanAllah Beautiful💕
Jazak Allahu Khayran

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bashar says

Alhamdulillah. what a nice piece.

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mowlid bakat says

this is amazing history to me if you trust Allah you can get everything in your life . Our priority must be trusting of Allah . If we don’t trust of Allah who else can we

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Shahana H N says

Subhanallah. Your articles are truly inspiring. May Allah Almighty reward you & fmly with the best and bless us to live and die in tawheed. Ameen

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SUNUSI ISAH says

Prise be 2 god the best of creator who creat man from the obligate.

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Farida says

Thank you for the reminder.

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ikraan hassan says

what a powerful and wise words you have may ALLAH increase your knowledge and reward you HEARAFTER.
Creetings from somalian.

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AMINU SANI SOKOTO says

JAZAKALLAHU KHAURAN

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Adebowale Rasheed says

May Allah increase your emaan and make your contribution a reward for you in aljanah-ameeen

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umma says

May Allah accept your service to Islam,ma sha Allah-Rabbi zidni ilman.from kano Nig,

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Aziz kaiwa says

Thx so much

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