Assalam alaikoum wa Rahmatullaah wa Barakaatuh,
Naught of disaster befalleth in the earth or in yourselves but it is in a Book before we bring it into being – Lo! that is easy for Allah – [57:22]
“The pen has been raised and the pages are dried.” The matter is determined, the pre-decrees have been written, nothing shall ever happen to us except what Allah – the Mighty and Sublime – has ordained it for us. What has reached you was not to miss you and what missed you was not to reach you.
If this creed takes root in you and is established in your heart, the worn-out becomes a bonus, the trial a gift, every incident an award; and “If Allah desires good for one, He tries him” becomes a medal. So, no worry will afflict you from a sickness, child’s death or wealth-related loss, or home burning, for the Maker – the most High – has pre-destined and the decree has reached. So is the choise; and the prime choice belongs to Allah – the Mighty and Exalted. The reward is established and thesin is atoned for.
Salutations to the people of trials for their patience and pleasure with the One Who takes and gives, the ONE WHO withholds and showers (blessings);
He will not be questioned as to that which He doeth, but they will be questioned. [22:23]
Neither will your afflictions subside nor your disquietness nor the whisperings in your heart unti lyou believe the Qadaa and Qadar. The pen is dried regarding what you will meet; so, do not destroy yourself grieving over them. Do not think that it is from your capability that the wall was kept from falling, the water prevented from spilling, the wind forestalled from blowing, and the glass prevented from breaking. This is not right at all. Despite you and I, the decree will come to pass, the pre-destined will be executed and the written must occur:
Then whosoever will, let him believe, and whosoever will, let him disbelieve.[Suraah al-Kahf:29]
Accept the Qadar before you are encircled with the soldiers of resentment, nagging and lamentation. Acknowledge the Qadaa before you become swallowed up by regret from different angles.
So, be rest assured when you follow the means (to achieve anything), and you have done all in your power and then, what you had dreaded occurred. For this is what should have occurred. Do not say: ‘If I had done such-and-such, such-and-such would have occurred’ but say: ‘(This is) Allah’s decree and He does what He Will.’
[Transcribed from the book “30 Ways to Attain Happiness” by Muhammad bin Abdillah Ash-Shaayi’]