Unfulfilled Goals and Desires

The shaikh, Dr. Muḥammad ibn Ghālib Al-ʿUmarī, may Allāh protect him, said:

Between yearning for things desired that never got fulfilled and attaining contentment [in knowing] that their not having been fulfilled [was really] better for the slave [of Allāh]—between these two matters is a distance and space for many things to take place.

Between these two matters, for some, are psychological trauma; fear, anxiety, depression, and grief; and death.

And between them, for some others, are peace of mind and trust in Allāh being All-Wise; that whatever He ordains and wills is tied to His wisdom; and that the slave is only required to depend upon his Mawlá¹ and do the means [required] that are permissible….

As for [actually] achieving the goals, then that is not for the slave [to decide], nor is that upon him, nor is he tasked with that.

¹Supporter and Manager of affairs (Tr.)

Source: twitter.com/m_g_alomari. 1 Dec 23.