- There are two kinds of events: 1. Earth destiny related events, 2.
Individual destiny related events. (Please note that these expressions
are coined for explanation purposes.)
The first kind of events that effect many people at once are
predetermined and do not change. Some examples of such events are
natural disasters, epidemics, pandemics, remedies of diseases, etc...
The second kind of events are related to decisions, intentions of each
human. God designs and lets these events occur according to spiritual
education needs of each human. When events about destiny are mentioned
in the following text, it should be understood this second kind of
- In each human's destiny birth and death are predetermined. The space
between these milestones is filled by the decisions that a human makes
about events, by his/her intentions.
- In each event there are two possible paths that one can take: Hak's
[God's, right] path, and the opposite. Human is free in his/her choice.
His/her destiny continues according to the path that he/she chooses. In
other words, each human is responsible for his/her own actions,
decisions; saying, "That is my destiny," and putting the blame or
compliment on destiny, is meaningless.
- All events are created by Allah. God creates the events either to test
humans, or to teach lessons. For example, a person who finds a purse
full of money is tested. If such a person chooses the wrong path, then
next coming events that he/she would go through may be as such to give
him/her lesson(s). (For example, he/she may get sick and have to spend
the money he/she found to seek medical care...)
- If a human makes a logical, feasible wish, Allah, almost always,
grants that wish. For example, if a human wishes that his/her shoe does
not squeeze his/her foot, God excludes from writing [destiny] squeezing
of the foot of that human by his/her shoe. In other words, humans with
good hearts may direct their destinies with positive wishes, prayers.
- Allah trains humans in the fields they are weakest in. If a human
omits doing something, God may put him/her go through it to train, test
- The most appropriate behavior is to conform. That is to know that each
event comes from Allah, accept the event without complaint even though
it may be opposite to your intention, and always be thankful to God.
- The more a person conforms, the softer his/her path becomes. On the
contrary, if a person does not conform, then Allah places more stones on
his/her path in order to give him/her lessons. (Stones on the path,
knots in wool ball are analogue to problematic events.)
- Allah writes the best writing for each human. Some events that may
seem bad to human, are always good; one can see that they are good, if
he/she evaluates them under the light of the divine order. (Here, one
should remember that earth life is in fact a school and imaginary, real
life starts after earth life; there is no death, but migration (for
better understanding of these statements, please refer to other pages of
- To read some of the
translations of the teachings on Destiny, please click this link.
Introduction.... God, Allah.... Life on Earth.... Spirit.... After
Saints.... Spiritual Levels
Translations on Some Topics
ONEness of HEARTs
© Sabahat Akşiray (Garib)
Summaries prepared and translated by Tamer Özel