Reflection

Qadr

Can I just say, something’s just sound better in Arabic. Like for instances, ما هو القدر؟؟ translating to ‘what is Qadr?’. For those of you who don’t already know, Qadr is the Arabic term for Pre-destination. And Predestination is, in fact, one of the Pillars of Faith in Islam. To sum up, God willed for us to have a will, and our will is a product of God; therefore, our will is secondary to that of God.

In any case, to my point. I wanna say, for the longest time I’ve had an Issue with Qadr. Like I wholeheartedly believed in the will of Allah, but when something I didn’t like happened, I would fight it only to accept it, eventually. This is who I was. I haven’t completely got rid of this terrible habit, but Alhamdulillah it’s the lowest it’s ever been. And Inshallah, I will live to eliminate it.

Anyways, recently, as I’ve become more accepting of Allahs’ Decree, simultaneously, I’ve become curious. Like ‘what does Allah have in store for me’ type of thing. Like: Where will I work? Where will I live? When will I die? Who will I choose to spend my life with, if granted the opportunity? Which goals will I achieve/accomplish? When/Where will I fail? Subhanallah and the thing is, the questions are endless like a flowing current. I look forward to my questions answered, and I understand Patience might just be the key. But in my head, to justify my chain of thoughts, if I had my questions answered, then guess what, less time would be wasted.

At the same time, I understand that I play a huge factor when it comes to my Qadr. So, a few days ago, I embarked on a journey. A journey I have embarked on before for reasons other than this. A journey in which, I mold myself into who I need to be. A journey in which, I get the ending of my choosing for my betterment through actions and intentions.

May Allah keep me steadfast on that which bring me closer to him and in doing so, I believe my hopes and dreams will be met. Inshallah.

 

Here to Change!! My Allah make me successful!!

20 thoughts on “Qadr”

  1. Yes Allah has predestined our lives, from our first words to where and when we die, but you have to know that your intention is in your hands. If your intention is to submit, I salute your faith then. That’s something that is very hard to achieve and I hope Allah helps you to attain that high level of Iman :)

  2. Subhanallah, I know we all play a huge role with our qadr, whether it’s actions like duaa or/and pure intentions.
    Nonetheless, thank you for the reminder and your dua.

    May Allah make you and me alongside our Ummah attain the highest level of Iman. Allahuma Ameen!!

  3. I always liked the tie your camel, and trust in Allah hadith reference. Just like you said, we all have a hand in how our destinies play out. Excellent reminder, mA.

    1. Subhanallah. I can’t believe that hadith skipped my mind as I wrote this post. Jazakillah khayran for reminding me. It totally applies.

      And I’m glad you liked the read.

  4. Assalamu Allykum. My mother always says that our destiny has been written before hand, so when a calamity strikes, our first reaction should be anything other than anger or frustration. As our first reaction is the one Allah (swt) notes. Patience does eventually come, but being patient and grateful that nothing worse happened, at the first moment is ideal.

    1. Wa Alaykum Salam. Your Mother is wise as all Mothers are. Subhanallah. It took me ages to come up with conclusion. Regardless, thank you for sharing. May Allah protect you, your family and our Ummah.

  5. Beautiful reminder mashaAllah. This is something I’ve struggled with myself at times. i had trouble accepting that giving up good deeds (i.e. fasting) because it’s detrimental to my health and this is Allah’s plan for me – took me a while to understand that this is also Qadr!
    Ameen to your Dua.

  6. Assalamu alaikom sister. Beautiful reminder and learnt a lot from this. May Allah bless your effort for writing a beneficial article. I was also confused of Qadr, but Alhamdulillah somehow I understood it in shaa Allah will learn more about the deen.

  7. Asalamu alaikum

    I really like your way of looking at it in a curious way – like what next? It is like an exciting cliffhanger on your favourite book or movie. Only this time it is you living it! Love it mash’Allah

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