Raising a child can be a rewarding experience but it can also fill us with worry and anxiety for the physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing of our family.
Anas ibn Malik reported: A man said, “O Messenger of Allah, should I tie my camel and trust in Allah, or should I leave her untied and trust in Allah?”
The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Tie her and trust in Allah.”
Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2517
When you think about the lesson imparted in this hadeeth and how we can internalize it with our families, we learn to do the very best we can with the tools and resources that we have, and we learn to have tawakkul.
Allah swt loves to help those who help themselves, so don’t lose heart that your efforts are wasted. Knowing that you are never alone, and are protected by the Almighty, is enough to lighten your burden.
May Allah swt ease the worries of parents for their children. Ameen ❤