We go through the motion of life,
a day at a time;
days turning into weeks months and years,
and before we know it, a lifetime is gone.
Before I knew it half a life-time is gone
Of course, if God willed today, this moment,
can be the end of my life time!
Alas! the point is
life goes on
we are shaped, our lives are shaped,
by the choices we make.
But do WE make the choices?
or are the choices made for us?
aren’t they predefined, pre-written?
The thing called fate and destiny
are they real?
As a Muslim I am brought up to believe in a divine power.
The holy book Quran says the following on this matter:
Verily, We have created all things with Qadar [Divine Preordainments of all things before their creation, as written in the Book of Decrees Al-Lawh Al-Mahfûz].(Surat al-Qamar, 49)
So does that mean our spouses are not our choice
but in fact God’s?
Does that mean our friends are not our choice?
Does that mean we are good or bad, we are pious or lewd
not out of our choice
but by a predetermined force, or power?
Often times we try very hard to define our path
our future, it ending eventually in something else.
Often times we fancy someone and end up with someone else,
ironically this also of our choice (which in fact is in our destiny)
Often times we have different dreams in our eyes,
ending up in a different eventuality.
Often times we keep on dreaming, and before we know it
a lifetime is gone dreaming;
the dreams fade, disappointment, disillusionment
and indifference sets in.
Does this happen because of the choices we make?
Or is it just meant to be?