If it’s meant to be, it will be.

What has been written shall occur…

There was Allah and nothing besides Allah. Then Allah created his throne. Then the pen. Allah said to the pen “write”, the pen said “oh my lord, what should I write?” Allah said “write the decree of everything that will happen until the establishment of the hour.” This took place 50 000 years before the creation of the heavens and the earth. This book is called Ummul-Kitaab – the mother of all books. This book has everything. 

Every single thing that happens has already been written 50 000 years before the heavens and the earth was created. Even a leaf falling from a tree, at what speed it will fall, what type of leaf it will be, what land it will fall upon, what will happen to it, who will pick it up, when will it dissolve. It’s all decreed. 

His command is only when He intends a thing that He says to it, “Be,” and it is. (36:82)

My heart is at ease knowing that “what is meant for me, will never miss me and what misses me was never meant for me.” Everyone finds themselves doubting, wondering, stressing and worrying but it is written and that is what puts my heart at ease. 

In the last few weeks, I have seen “If it’s meant to be, it will be” come true, that nothing happens without the will of Allah, that what’s meant to reach you will always reach you and if it’s not meant to reach you, it won’t, even if its within your grasp.

In one of the deep, meaningful conversations I’ve had over the last weekend, my sister and cousins were worried about not finding their person, I’m sure most of us are genuinely afraid that we won’t find our person. Someone once said to his wife “isn’t it amazing that 50 000 years before Allah introduced the skies to the seas, he already wrote your name next to me.” So don’t worry, it’s been written. There’s no rush. There’s no race to finish. Just be patient. When you stop looking for things, things find you. I read that, “Life is so subtle sometimes that you barely notice yourself walking through the doors you once prayed would open.” The doors will open. “If Allah has written something for you then not a single person in creation is able to prevent it, so just relax.” – Sheikh Mohammed Aslam. We are continuously tested – either through blessings, to see how thankful we are or through trials, to see how patient we are.

Madrassah taught me that the only thing that can change the qadr of Allah is dua. So pray for what you want and Allah will give you what you need. Be specific in your dua because Allah is always listening and as a friend reminded me today, He only has three answers for you:

1. Yes. 

2. Yes, but not now.

3. I will give you something better. 

“Allah has his own perfect timing. If you had so much passion and have begged for something in dua so much, it’s only because Allah decreed for you to want that and to make that dua. And never would he make you put your hands up and beg for something that he won’t give you.”

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