Anas ibn Mailk reported that a man said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, should I tie my camel and trust in Allah or should I untie her and trust in Allah?’ The Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: Tie her and trust in Allah.
We once had a patient who presented very late with terminal cancer. Her husband was wealthy and insisted that the cancer had been detected early enough and he had flown her out of the country for treatment. Unfortunately, after being persuaded by ‘Men of God’, she had discontinued her medications and decided to rely solely on faith. Needless to say, she died a slow and painful death and there was nothing anyone could do about it.
During the Prophet (SAW)’s time, considering that they could be attacked at any time, some were stationed to watch out while the rest prayed. They did not foolishly place all their eggs in a basket.
And this applies to all situations. Allah has blessed us with technology, innovation, medications and a myriad of wonderful things that it will simply be foolhardy to refuse to take advantage of them and make a show of piety instead.
Tie your camel AND trust in Allah.