Surat Alnahl - Verses 1 to 3

أَتَىٰ أَمْرُ اللَّهِ فَلَا تَسْتَعْجِلُوهُ ۚ سُبْحَانَهُ وَتَعَالَىٰ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ {1} يُنَزِّلُ الْمَلَائِكَةَ بِالرُّوحِ مِنْ أَمْرِهِ عَلَىٰ مَنْ يَشَاءُ مِنْ عِبَادِهِ أَنْ أَنْذِرُوا أَنَّهُ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا أَنَا فَاتَّقُونِ {2} خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ بِالْحَقِّ ۚ تَعَالَىٰ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ {3}

My understanding

To me, this serves as a reminder that God created everything on this planet — that there’s no such thing as chance. You were given everything you got, and you were never going to get what you didn’t.

This is incredibly empowering, and it helps me achieve a sense of peace.

That project I worked so hard on, that investment I really wanted to close .. if I try my absolute best, and I don’t get it .. then it’s all good.

Get up, dust yourself, and move on. Life’s too short to worry about what-ifs, and what could be. Just move on.

It’s also a useful reminder about our place in this Earth. I don’t see myself as being greater than others .. I also don’t see others as being better than me. At the end of the day, we were all created by God .. and that’s that. I submit to God alone, and no one else. No one can touch me.

TL;DR: Whether it’s bad or good, it’s all good.

Disclaimer: This is a description of my understanding of the verses in the Quran, and not the real true meaning of the verse. My understanding changes over time – I see many things differently than I did 3 years ago, and my understanding can (nay, it should) evolve with time. Think about how your understanding of the role of parents changes as you grow – first as a kid, then a teenager and later as a parent yourself. Your understanding evolves with time. The true meaning of the verses however, does not. I make absolutely no claims that this is in any way a resemblance of the true meaning of the verses. Instead, this is really just meant to be a record for me – a notebook of sorts, where I think over the meaning verses and try to glean valuable lessons with which I hope to apply to better myself.