Is it Nifaaq if I find myself weak in trusting Allah swt

Q: Shaykh mentioned different types of nifaaq last week – I find myself weak in توكل علي الله trusting in Allah Almighty; could this mean that I have nifaaq (hypocrisy)  in my heart?

Gist of the Answer: If a person finds that there is any attribute missing – whether its sabr (patience), tawakkul (trust), shukr (gratefulness), etc from our heart while we have complete emaan (faith) and belief that that is an attribute that we should have and that means that it is something that we believe in but we don’t have it or we don’t practice it. So, that is a kind of hypocrisy

The purpose of last week’s talk was not to make a person depressed or despondent that they have   (hypocrisy) in their heart – and always remember that anything that we hear and that makes us sad it means (Satan) is twisting that and is keeping us from being motivated by that.

So, what we really need to think is that Okay if i really believe in tawakkul (trust)- at an intellectual level i believe that Allah Almighty is sufficient for me but  I don’t live a life accordingly or practice the teachings of tawakkul (trust) . So, i have to get out of this hypocrisy and i have to motivate myself to become a person of tawakkul (trust).

Taken from CII Tazkiya Talk QnA, 08-04-2010

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