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There is a story which Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi tells of an ant that’s creeping across a Persian carpet in a mosque, and the ant complains to Allah سبحانه وتعالى, saying;

“What is this, these bumps, and strange colors and patterns; this must have been created just as a meaningless obstacle course! What a futile thing to have made.”

“But of course the carpet maker, looking at it from above and can see the patterns and the purpose of it, and can see that the whole thing in such perfect beautiful and good.”

“Little that we know, We often can’t make sense of misfortunes because we are two dimensional, we are at the ground level, and we can’t see what it all means.”

“All of that is a manifestation of Allah سبحانه وتعالى ’s will which is always good, always perfect and always beautiful.”

Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad