The Prophets of Allah, whenever they were severe situations and extenuating circumstances, would turn to Allah, and show their need of Allah’s help.
When Zakariyya, peace be upon him, grew old, and was not blessed with any progeny, he cried out:
“O My Lord! Do not leave me alone (without progeny), and you are the best of inheritors.” (Surah al-Anbiya:89)
When Ibrahim, peace be upon him, left his wife in the middle of the desert, without any support or help, he prayer to Allah, describing their pitiful situation:
“O My Lord! I have left my family to live in a valley that has no fruits, close to your Sacred House, so that they may establish the prayer. Our Lord! Therefore cause a group of people to love them, and provide them with fruits so that they may give thanks.” (Surah Ibrahim:37)
When Ayyub, peace be upon him, was tried and tested by Allah, and his family and wealth were taken away from him, to such an extent that even his body suffered a terrible disease, he cried out:
“O My Lord! Verily, some harm has afflicted me, and You are the Most Merciful of all those who are merciful.” (Surah al-Anbiya:83)
When Musa fled to Egypt to avoid Pharaoh, and was all alone in the Valley of Midian, with no helper or aid, he prayed:
“O My Lord! Verily I am needy to whatever good that You send down to me.” (Surah al-Qasas:24)
And when Ya’qub dis not know the fate of his favourites son Yusuf, peace be upon him, and his oldest son stayed behind in Egypt, while Yusuf’s brother Ben Yamin was also taken active, all he could cry out was:
“Verily, I only complain of my grief and sorrow to Allah!” (Surah Yusuf:86)
We can see that the best example is to turn only to Allah, and to complain of one’s situation to Him alone. For what value is there in turning to another created being, who cannot benefit or harm without Allah’s permission? Why should we seek to gain the pity of one who himself should be pitied due to his helplessness and incapacity?
Part of the completeness of a person’s tawhid, is that they do not complain to anyone else, in order to gain their sympathy and pity. Rather, the true Muslim submits all of their affairs to Allah, and complains of their pitiful state to their Creator, without expecting any compassion from anyone else.
SubhanAllah. May Allah enable us to achieve this completeness, ameen.