Let it go
Do not feel remorse over that which is not in your hands. Do not think that you could have prevented the fence from falling, the water from flowing, the wind from blowing, or the glass from breaking. You could NOT have prevented these things, whether you wanted to or not. All that has been preordained shall come to pass. Surrender yourself to your taqdeer (fate) before anger and regret overwhelm you. If you have done all that was in your power, and afterwards what you had been striving against sill takes place, have firm faith that it was meant to be. Do not say ‘ Had I done such-and-such, such-and-such would have happened’; rather say ‘ This is decree of Allah, and what He wishes, He does.’
Do not be in despair: it is impossible for things to remain the same. The days and years rotate, the future is unseen and every day Allah has matters to bring forth. Just leave things on Allah and believe Him when He says : And verily, with hardship there is relief.
[ Notes from today’s Khutbah]