In fact, a Muslim should have belief that it is Allah Who facilitates anything for him. It is Allah Who could help and assist us. However, this doesn’t mean that we should not take necessary worldly measures that help us achieve our goals. No conflict whatsoever between our faith in Allah’s power, and our work for gaining our goals. When we read the Qur’an or the Prophet’s biography, we will come across a lot of examples which show how the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) and good people used to plan well for their goals, and before that seeking Allah’s guidance and help.
Here we recall the hadith of `Abdullah ibn `Abbas, who said: One day I was behind the Prophet and he said to me:
“Young man, I shall teach you some words [of advice]: Be mindful of Allah, and Allah will protect you. Be mindful of Allah, and you will find Him in front of you. If you ask, ask of Allah; if you seek help, seek help of Allah. Know that if the Nation were to gather together to benefit you with anything, it would benefit you only with something that Allah had already prescribed for you, and that if they gather together to harm you with anything, they would harm you only with something Allah had already prescribed for you. The pens have been lifted and the pages have dried.” (At-Tirmidhi)
Given the above, there is no conflict between our faith in Allah’s power to help us, and it taking worldly measures that help achieve our goals.