Allah is sufficient (Du’a from Qur’an)
The words mentioned in this ayat of Surah Taubah were given to Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) in response to the rejection he received from the non-believers.
it discusses how there will always be two groups of people. The believers and the disbelievers. One group will rejoice when a new Surah is revealed, the hypocrites will only increase in their disbelief.
How can the same message produce polar-opposite results?
When you read and understand the message of the Surah it may seem like a sincere and useful message. Yet others may read the same passage they become filled with anger and contempt.
It seems perplexing, how could those who disbelieve not believe?
The simplest answer is because they are the disbelievers. Granted, some do not fully understand the teachings of Islam and it should be our responsibility to show them the truth, but we must distinguish them from the other group who have long made up their minds.
Allah tells Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) to ignore the disbelievers should they reject the message, “But if they turn away, say (O Muhammad (ﷺ)): hasbiyal laahu laaa ilaaha illaa Huwa ‘alaihi tawakkkaltu wa Huwa Rabbul ‘Arshil ‘Azeem “Allah is sufficient for me. None has the right to be worshipped but He, in Him I put my trust and He is the Lord of the Mighty Throne.” (9:129)
The second we run into a difficult situation, when a calamity strikes, we need to turn to Allah.
They didn’t believe? Allah is Sufficient.
Didn’t get the job? Allah is Sufficient.
In Surah fatiha, we recite iyyaka na’budu wa iyyaka nastaeen meaning “It is You we worship and You we ask for help.”
There is another similar du’a showing Tawakkul (showing complete trust in Allah):