Mehreen learns that everything happens for a reason
“Good morning class, it’s that time of year again. We are looking for one person from each class to join the school council. If you want to join, write down your name and put it on my desk,” Mrs Khan told the class. “Whoever is successful will find out tomorrow.”
Mehreen was so excited as she really wanted to be part of the school council. She quickly wrote down her name and put it on Mrs Khan’s desk. She looked up to see Aisha had put her name down as well. I really hope I get it, thought Mehreen.
The next day, Mehreen was excited to see if she was going to be part of the school council. But to her surprise, it was Aisha that had been picked and not her. Mehreen was really upset because she really wanted to be part of the school council.
When Mehreen got home that day, she told her grandma what had happened. “Don’t worry, Mehreen. Everything happens for a reason,” her grandma told her. “There will be something else written (by Allah) for you, trust me,” she said.
The next day at school, Mrs Khan came to find Mehreen. “I know you put your name forward to be part of the school council but we have something else for you instead,” she told her. “Would you like to be a school ambassador? This means you will represent the school at our events and welcome new students.”
Mehreen was so shocked to hear this. She would love to do this, even more than she wanted to be part of the school council! She said yes and couldn’t wait to tell her grandma when she got home.
“See Mehreen, everything happens for a reason,” her grandma told her. “You didn’t get the school council position because there was something else written for you instead. And it all turned out for the best, didn’t it? See, everything that is going to happen is already written by Allah.”
Moral of the story
Everything that happens in life always happens for a reason. If things don’t go the way that you want them to, remember that Allah has written something else for you instead. And it will always work out for the best.