hope and always remember that the situation of a true believer is always one of goodness: For when they are granted a blessing from Allah (SWT) they praise Himand due to that they are rewarded and their blessings increase and when a calamitystrikes they patiently persevere, and as a result of which they are rewarded andgranted something better than what they lost.Put your trust in Allah. Allah loves those that trust [in Him].[Surah al-Imran 3: 159]Know that Allah (SWT) is pleased with those servants who persevere and He (SWT)loves those that trust in Him. Build a strong foundation of trust and allow for it toaccompany you in all that you do. For it is a quality that will remain sufficient for youin the matters of this world, your deen (religion) and in the Aakhira (hereafter)insha'Allah. A beautiful example that never fails to touch my heart is that of ourmother: Umm Salamah (RA), when her husband Abu Salamah (RA) passed away andshe remained steadfast, uttering the best statement at the time of any calamity:'Inna Lillaahi wa inna ilayhi raaji'oon -Surely to Allah we belong and surely to Him wewill return'. And she received exactly as Allah (SWT) promises: blessings and mercy:'And give good news to those who persevere, those who say, when a misfortunestrikes them, Surely to Allah we belong, and surely to Him we will return, these arethe ones on whom blessings from their Lord descend, and mercy, and these are theones who are rightly guided'.[Surah Al-Baqarah 2: 155-157]For who could be better as a husband than Rasoolullah (SAW) -A gift to our mother,Umm Salamah (RA) for her tawakkul in Allah (SWT).It may seem difficult to imagine, and I don't make out that it's always the easiest of things to do. However, with complete conviction, as I too have witnessed such agreat blessing from Allah (SWT) after a calamity had befallen me, that if you trulytrust in your Lord, with every atom's weight of your heart, Allah will provide for youin ways you could never have imagined.Let us take a moment to ponder over one ayah in the Qur'an, yes, just one ayah. If Iasked you to guess which ayah it is, what would you say? Would it even cross yourmind that you read this ayah without fail in every single rakat (standing) of yoursalah?'You Alone we worship and You Alone we ask for help'[Surah al-Faatihah: 5] "The Opening"This ayah clearly establishes the tawakkul of the believer. Some of the Salaf (earlybelievers) have said, "Al-Faatihah is the secret of the Qur'an, while these words arethe secret of Al-Faatihah." So how can we stand before Allah day in and day out,uttering such perfect words of tawakkul, and yet not sincerely mean them? For belief,undoubtedly, must be followed by action.