“And [remember, O Muhammad], when those who disbelieved plotted against you to restrain you or kill you or evict you [from Makkah]. But they plan, and Allah plans. And Allah is the best of planners.” (Suratul Anfaal, verse: 30)

How often we rant and rave over the little things that inconvenience us and feel that they’ve just spoilt our day? Yes outwardly that may be the case but according to Allah Ta’ala Who is the greatest planner (and yes these little inconveniences are also part of His grand plans for us) there is a reason behind these. Should these not be there then leave alone our day being spoilt, we might not even see another day. Many people lost their lives in the 9/11 incident but then many were also saved-saved by life’s small inconveniences. In the wake of 9/11 the following was written.

As you might remember, the head of a company survived 9/11 because his son started kindergarten and he had to first go and see him off at his first day at school.

Another fellow was alive because it was his turn to bring donuts. 

One woman was late because her alarm clock didn't go off in time. 

One was late because of being stuck on the highway because of an auto accident. 

One of them missed his bus. 

One spilled food on her clothes and had to take time to change. 

One's car wouldn't start. 

One couldn't get a taxi. 

The one that struck me was the man who put on a new pair of shoes that morning, 
Took the various means to get to work but before he got there, he developed 
a blister on his foot and therefore had to stop at a pharmacy to buy a Band-Aid. 
That is why he is alive today. 

The next time you become irritable at the small inconveniences which seem to just mar and put a damper on your day and spirit think of the above. It may be a small inconvenience but it was put there to avoid greater misfortunes. After reading the above, now when I am 
stuck in traffic, miss an elevator, turn back to answer a ringing telephone...
All the little things that annoy me. I think to myself, this is exactly where Allah Ta’ala wants me to be at this very moment and He has very good reasons for wanting me here and not in any other place. 

So the next time your morning seems to be going wrong, The children are slow at getting dressed, you can't seem to find the car keys despite searching high and low, you hit every traffic light, don't get mad or frustrated; It may be just that Allah Ta’ala is at work averting some misfortune on your way. 

May Allah Ta’ala continue to bless us all with all those annoying little things, Aameen 
And may we always keep in mind their possible purpose.


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