None possesses his Destiny. Neither Djins nor Humans do.
This statement, made by a Djin from one of my favourite movies, made me ponder. Indeed, what of our Destiny does belong only to us? The Quran declares that everything happening in the world has been prescribed by Allah long before we were sent on Earth. He knows each decision of our, each thought, each action. Only He keeps the real thread of our existence and tears it when the time comes…or earlier, if we don’t follow the path of Destiny right.
Not by chance the phenomena of Destiny and beliefs around it has existed from time immemorial. Any civilization, any culture at any stage of its development, – I suppose dinosaurs are not exceptions too, – has always paid respect to this important notion. The one that determines the life itself. Even if we analyse the word from a linguistic point of view, we will notice how much power this phenomena has: a destiny – a destination. And here is another concept from Oriental philosophy is applied: A life is a way.
As our Destiny is a way, it means that all that belongs to us are only our steps along it, dust of difficulties & obstacles we must pass to follow further. This way is determined and there are no two similar ones. We must remember it very well, especially now at times when artificial conditions for living and spiritual growing are created. This way has its own time and environment, depending on the Divine Will. We should never stop too much, following it. As well we should be mute and blind to what’s going on around not to mix up paths and not to find ourselves on somebody’s way. Each Destiny is unique. What a pleasure to pass it to the end and to reach the necessary destination!