Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was called ‘Al Mutawakkil’

Question

Is there any Hadith which states that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was given the name ‘Al Mutawakkil’ by Allah?

 

Answer

Yes. Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr ibnul ‘As (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) who was asked to mention the description of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) in the Tawrah.

The part in question is as follows:

“…I have called you ‘Al Mutawakkil’ [The one who fully trusts in Allah], one who is neither impolite/rude nor uncouth and who neither shouts in the markets [raising the voice when bargaining]…”

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 2125 and 4838)

 

See the full Hadith here.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar