What is meant for you
Written by Naadira Chhipa
The elderly lady that I purchase my burqaas from recently stopped sewing them so when I called to order she said to me that she closed because her neighbour also started selling burqaas (designer ones) and she had no energy or extra money to compete. This broke my heart as this elderly aunty is a widow and lives in a small apartment with only her pension as financial support.
I encouraged her to take my order and comforted her by telling her that it is Allah that gives mercy, risq and barakah. I told her that Allah will still bring customers to her even if every neighbour sells the same burqaa. What is meant for her will never be given to another and what is meant for another will surely reach them also. The air we breathe, the water we drink , each grain of food we eat, every step we take is pre written for us so what is meant for us will reach us even if it underneath the deepest ocean or at the peak of the highest mountain. So Alhamdulillah she did realise that everything is from Allah and that everyone has their blessings and barakaah pre written and with dua it can be rewritten Insha Allah.
Our lesson: What is meant for us is from the best of planners and will reach us directly from him and what is meant for others was given to them by Allah so may we trust his plan for us, completely. Never be despondent or feel despair if you find yourself in this situation as Allah will never give your share of blessings to another or gift you the barakaah that was meant for another. May we realise that what we have was meant for us and Alhamdulillah for everything we have and Alhamdulillah for all we do not have. Alhamdulillah always. -Naadira Chhipa