Will (Irāda), Resolution (ʿAẓm) and Reliance on God (Tawakkul) in the Qur’ān

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Ulum, cilt.3, sa.1, ss.133-150, 2020 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 3 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Dergi Adı: Ulum
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.133-150


The most ideal belief as explained in the Qur’ān is based on will (irāda), Resolution (ʿaẓm) and reliance on God (tawakkul). These three elements are complementary processes. Will comes first. The second in importance is resolution which means to be patient and serious in any action. And the third, absolute reliance on God means to have trust in God after performing the first and the second steps, will and resolution. It is only then that miracles occur. In other words, a miracle takes place only when one wills, takes action seriously and trusts in God in any work.