A common mistake is for the believer to only ask Allah for matters that are of great importance to them. However, we should ask Allah for every matter, large or small.
It is narrated that the beloved wife of the Prophet, peace be upon him, Aishah, may Allah be pleased with her, said:
“Ask Allah for everything, even if it is only a shoe-lace, because if Allah does not make it easy, then it will not be possible.” (Recorded in al-Tirmidhi)
SubhanAllah, even a matter as small as a shoe lace cannot be secured through our own means, without the grace of Allah, all praises and glory be to Him.
How many times do we think ourselves self-sufficient? How many times do we feel that we are in charge of a matter as small as a shoe lace? Everything occurs by Allah’s Will alone, and if He does not Will it, it will not happen, no matter how small a matter it may be.
May Allah enable us to put our trust in Him alone in all our affairs, and may He assist us in turning to Him for all our needs, be they big or small. Ameen.