How do I increase tawfiq?

In hadith Qudsi narrated by Imam Bukhari in his Sahih, in which Rasoolullah (peace and blessings be upon him) tells us that Allah Most High says,:

‘Whosoever shows enmity to someone devoted to Me, I shall be at war with him. My servant draws not near to Me with anything more loved by Me than the religious duties I have enjoined upon him, and My servant continues to draw near to Me with supererogatory works so that I shall love him. When I love him I am his hearing with which he hears, his seeing with which he sees, his hand with which he strikes and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him, and were he to ask Me for refuge, I would surely grant him it. I do not hesitate about anything as much as I hesitate about [seizing] the soul of My faithful servant: he hates death and I hate hurting him.'”

Tawfiq comes down on us when we do well in our religious duties. This is not to be mistaken with blessings in your life. Allah subhana wa ta’ala can bless you with a successful marriage and many sons and daughters and a beautiful house alhamdulillah. True tawfiq, or grace, is found when our religious obligations are surpassed, and we complete supererogatory acts, outwardly and inwardly in form and spirit.


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