Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

I Didn’t Mean to Hurt You | Why Me?

Sometimes, what you see as someone else being unfairly favored might actually be qadar at work in your favor. So beware of envy and defeat overtaking you, and make an effort to recognize the wisdoms in your life. Because when it comes to Allah’s decree, it’s not the most materially blessed or loudest mouth that gets far ahead, but the most grateful and perceptive heart.

What if you were the oppressor where you thought you were being oppressed by someone else? What if you were the aggressor instead of the victim? What if you were the one who wronged someone else? Perspective is often a flash of insight from Allah that helps you grow and realize how you could’ve been better, and that introspection can be one of the greatest gifts He has bestowed upon you that can change your qadar completely.

Dr. Omar Suleiman

Dr. Omar Suleiman

President | Imam Dr. Omar Suleiman is the Founder and President of the Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research, and an Adjunct Professor of Islamic Studies in the Graduate Liberal Studies Program at Southern Methodist University.