الوكيل

Al-Wakeel (The Trustee, the Best Disposer of affairs)

Some of the verses in which this beautiful name of Allah is revealed, their translation is:

Surah Aali-Imraan 173;

173. Those (i.e. believers) unto whom the people (hypocrites) said, “Verily, the people (pagans) have gathered against you (a great army), therefore, fear them.” But it (only) increased them in Faith, and they said: “Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us).”

Surah Al-Isra 2;

2. And We gave Musa (Moses) the Scripture and made it a guidance for the Children of Israel (saying): “Take not other than Me as (your) Wakil (Protector, Lord, or Disposer of your affairs, etc).

Surah Al-Muzzammil, 9;


9. (He Alone is) the Lord of the east and the west, La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He). So take Him Alone as Wakil (Disposer of your affairs).
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The meaning of Al-Wakeel as The Trustee and the Disposer of affairs, are in general and in particular. The general meaning appear in the following verses:

Surah Al-An’aam, 102:

  1. Such is Allah, your Lord! La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Creator of all things. So worship Him (Alone), and He is the Wakil (Trustee, Disposer of affairs, Guardian, etc.) over all things.

Surah Hood, 12:

(11:12) (O Messenger!) Let it not happen that you omit (to expound) a portion of what was revealed to you. And do not be distressed that they will say: ‘Why was a treasure not bestowed upon him?’ or ‘Why did no angel accompany him?’ For you are merely a warner, whereas Allah has control over everything.13

Another translation of the same verse 12 of surah Hood (Hud) is:

12. Then would you possibly leave [out] some of what is revealed to you, or is your breast constrained by it because they say, “Why has there not been sent down to him a treasure or come with him an angel?” But you are only a warner. And Allah is Disposer of all things.

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In general it means that Allah is The ONE WHO manages for the sustenance of all creatures and gives them strength. Also Allah manages all the affairs of everything and everyone in the universe.

In particular sense it means as comes in the following verses:

Surah Al-Nisaa (An-Nisaa), 81:

  1. They have “Obedience” on their lips (in your presence); but when they leave your presence, a party of them meets by night to plan against what you have said. But Allah records their nightly (plots): So keep clear of them, and put your trust in Allah, and enough is Allah as a disposer of affairs.

    Surah Aali-Imraan 173:

    173. Those (i.e. believers) unto whom the people (hypocrites) said, “Verily, the people (pagans) have gathered against you (a great army), therefore, fear them.” But it (only) increased them in Faith, and they said: “Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us).”
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The meaning is clear from the above-mentioned – verses. It is very particular for those practicing believers who put their trust in Allah Almighty. Then if they trust Allah for their safety, Allah will save and protect them. If they turn to Allah in supplications for help in some trouble, Allah will help them and will solve their problems. They will take the means as Allah wants us to take the means. But they will not trust the means, rather they will pray to Allah and put their trust in Allah alone.

We can see that in the verse 81 of surah An-Nisaa there is the case of the Messenger Muhammad salla Allaho alaihi wa Sallam with the hypocrites. In the verse 173 of surah Aali-Imraan the case is that of the companions (strong practicing believers) with the hypocrites. In both these cases Allah gave special Help to the Prophet (Allah’s Peace and Blessings be upon him) and His companions against the hypocrites because the Prophet (Allah’s Peace and Blessings be upon him) and His companions always trusted Allah and left their problems to be solved by Allah. They certainly tried with proper means but their trust was only on Allah Almight
Allah Almighty gives great reward to the believers who put their trust on Allah. Also Allah warned against putting our trust in someone other than Allah as is the Command in Surah Isra 2:

2. And We gave Musa (Moses) the Scripture and made it a guidance for the Children of Israel (saying): “Take not other than Me as (your) Wakil (Protector, Lord, or Disposer of your affairs, etc).

There is a hadeeth of the Prophet (Allah’s Peace and Blessings be upon him) in Abu Dawood and Tirmizee. Narrated by Anas bin Malik rAa that the Prophet (Allah’s Peace and Blessings be upon him) said:

فقد قال أبو داود في سننه(5095): حَدَّثَنَا إِبْرَاهِيمُ بْنُ الْحَسَنِ الْخَثْعَمِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا حَجَّاجُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ جُرَيْجٍ، عَنْ إِسْحَاقَ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ أَبِي طَلْحَةَ، عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ، أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، قَالَ: ” إِذَا خَرَجَ الرَّجُلُ مِنْ بَيْتِهِ فَقَالَ بِسْمِ اللَّهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى اللَّهِ، لَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللَّهِ، قَالَ: يُقَالُ حِينَئِذٍ: هُدِيتَ، وَكُفِيتَ، وَوُقِيتَ، فَتَتَنَحَّى لَهُ الشَّيَاطِينُ، فَيَقُولُ لَهُ شَيْطَانٌ آخَرُ: كَيْفَ لَكَ بِرَجُلٍ قَدْ هُدِيَ وَكُفِيَ وَوُقِيَ؟ “

Translation:

Abu Daoud said in his Sunan (5095): …… Narrated Anas Ibn Malik, that the Prophet, peace be upon him, said: “If the man came out of his house and he said; ‘With the name of Allah, I put my trust in Allah, there is no power except with Allah’, he (the Messenger ) said, “then it is said”: “hudeet wa kufeet wa wuqeet (got guided, sufficed and protected)”, “So Satans are withdrawn from him, then another devil says, “How will you deal with a man who is guided, sufficed and protected?”
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This Hadeeth clearly means that when a Muslim leaves his house with the above mentioned words, he puts his trust in Allah, then Allah guides him right, Allah is sufficient

to help him and Allah protects him so much so that even Satan is retired from him and devils cannot mislead him in any way.

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