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Kismet- the Play of Fate- Response to Brenda's Prompt

Misbah enjoys poetry and loves to convey the messages of Love through her poems.



The Background Story

Brenda Arledge, a lovely and respectable fellow author and a good friend of mine, encouraged the fellow writers in her week 16 prompt to write anything regarding the word prompt "Fate."

So, Brenda, here's my response. I hope you and the rest of the readers enjoy it. Let's have a look at what fate is.

What is Fate? - The Kismet

The debate concerning fate dates back to the dawn of human consciousness. Fate, in fact, is an essential component of creation. On the chessboard of creation, the map of fate is initially drawn, followed by the stages of creation. Before anything is seen, a map of the future of a concrete structure is created on the table. No building can be constructed, nor can it be constructed by itself. Before entrusting his work to such angels, the artisan creates a map from his imagination and preserves it on paper or in his mind. It is written down in its entirety, both the dry and wet parts.

Fate is known as Kismet, Qismat, and Taqdeer in Urdu, Turkish, Persian, and Arabic. It is also known as Destiny, Luck, Divine Providence, God's will, karma, Predestination, and so on.

"Fate is the development of events that are beyond the control of an individual and are said to be predetermined by a supernatural force.”

There is no religion that denies fate. Every religion, including Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, etc. Believes in fate.

We can't go into depth about our beliefs unless we believe in destiny. The idea of destiny is nothing more than a fantasy for people who do not believe in a Creator. Without the concept of a personal God, there is nothing in life but a continuum of ruthless cause and effect.

Some feel that the concept of fate makes man passively, that he leaves all to fate and waits for a hand in hand for a lovely and bright future, in contrast to those who and nations believe exclusively in cause and effect of science. There is a research trend, modern science, and a living philosophy founded on objective facts. These findings are based only on the industrial revolution.

If man were only a body if, this life were only a fiery place of mountains to express themselves, if a man had no place in the soul, religion, emotions, heart, and morals, he might just have agreed to this conclusion to some extent; the problem is that today's man, a refugee in modern skyscrapers and a man who jumps from continent to continent in light aircraft, is compelled by heart and emotion to seek peace.


The theory of fate is solely for believers, and it is only provided to believers as a bonus. The benefit of this philosophy in one's daily life is that the destiny believer is not proud of his achievement as a consequence of his power, and he is not discouraged by failure.

He lives in a world of humility and morality, seeing his success as a gift from the Creator and Master; he does not blame others for his failure, nor does he harbor resentment, jealousy, or animosity toward them. Doesn't catch fire. A man burns himself first in the flames of rage. Those who think this creation is the product of a Creator also believe in its intelligence; they see it as both the Creator and Wise.

He who has power over creation also has the right and the power to write the destiny of His Creation. Thus, like the concept of God, the concept of destiny is one of the Divine Blessings

The field of action is destiny. Fate gives us a wide range of options for expressing the essence of our actions. Effort can accomplish a lot, but it can't do everything. Because I was born a woman, I can only be a mother to children and not a father. If my destiny directs the course of my endeavor, it is for my own good; my time is not wasted, and I am not squandering my life's abilities for no reason. If a person blames his inaction on fate, he can only be sorry for his misunderstanding.

The religion that gave man the concept of destiny has said, "O man, you have been made for hard work," it has imposed effort on man, and it has said, "For man, there is only that which he has tried," and Allah has portrayed the laborer as a friend of Allah in Islam.

Jeremiah 29:11 is one of the most frequently quoted scriptures in Christianity when it comes to fate. The Lord says, "For I know the plans I have for you. They are good plans, not disaster, plans, to give you a future and a hope. ” This verse, like many others, reminds People of faith that while God knows what He has planned for us, we have some control over our own destiny. God is always truthful.

I will bless you with a future filled with hope -- a future of success, not of suffering.

— Jeremiah 29:11

God is powerful, and in some cases, He will intervene to change the course of an individual's life. He is a God of forgiveness Who recognizes the challenges and temptations that humans face on a daily basis.

We're all sinners going through difficult times that seem insurmountable. We picture negativity as a gloomy cloud lurking over the possibility of happiness more frequently than not. Because we are frequently confused by God's set plans, it's tempting to believe fate intervened when something good occurs.

How could God allow this to happen, we'll ask ourselves and others. However, we frequently miss the broader picture and miss the lesson He is wanting to teach us. A lesson that can only be learned by overcoming obstacles and persevering through the unfathomable. As corny as it may sound, these situations strengthen us.

All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.

— Proverbs 14:23

In the Quran, fate is stated in a variety of ways, with Allah informs us that He has planned our path and that we must strive to follow His route, and that Allah would not change our situations for us until we make an effort to change them ourselves. For fate to work, both intentions and deeds are important.

“Allah never alters people's conditions until they make an effort to change themselves.”

— Quran (13:11)

That is God's command that we influence our fates via our own actions. Because when we call out to the Almighty, He directs us to Him, and when He directs us to Him, He makes it His Obligation to Keep us on track. May God keep everyone on the right track and help us to shape our lives in ways that please Him. Amen!

Peace and love.

Fate brings you here

Fate brings you here

Poem on Kismet- The Fate:

To be honest, I'm not sure what fascinates me.

On a regular basis, I ask myself

what my purpose on this planet is.

What exactly did I come into this world to do?

I don't have any Olympic potential

I'm not very knowledgeable about politics

I am not a Greenpeace activist

There's no other reason.

What are we employed, for?

If we don't try to improve the world a little?

Then I think to myself,

"Do we really have to serve something?"

To put it another way, living is a privilege.

Also, fantasize. I'm wishing for something better

I'm fantasizing about finishing high school

Dreaming about accomplishing big things

I've been fantasizing about going on a large trip

I'm having a dream that the snow is melting

and spring is on its way.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2021 Misbah Sheikh


Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on August 14, 2021:

John, Thanks a lot for your kind and generous response. Yes, it happens. I am glad to know you liked it. Much appreciated, dear friend.

Stay safe and healthy.

Blessings always!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on August 13, 2021:

Misbah, I am sure I read this when it was first published but obviously was unable to comment as I could not find it on my feed. I loved every word. Excellent work in response to Brenda's "fate" prompt.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on August 13, 2021:

The Play of Fate

"Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant filled with odd little waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don't always like."~ Lemony Snicket

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 03, 2021:

Thank you so much for your insightful comments, Vidya. I highly appreciate that, dear friend. I am very happy to know that you enjoyed reading my work. Lots of Love and many Blessings to you

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 03, 2021:

Hey, Amara. Dear sister, thank you so much for your thoughtful and Lovely response. I'm pleased you found it enjoyable to read. May Allah shower you with His Infinite Blessings today and always. Keep yourself safe and healthy.

Much Love and Peace!!!

VIDYA D SAGAR on June 03, 2021:

Great response to Brenda's word prompt Misbah. Nice article and poem. I agree, we often seek the purpose of our life in this planet, not realizing life itself is a privilege. I enjoyed reading your work. Stay blessed.

Amara from Pakistan on June 03, 2021:

Misbah its a beautiful write up with lovely quotes and proverbs, and yes also the poem.. I enjoyed reading it..

Allah bless you eternally my dear sis..

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 03, 2021:

Aww...Brenda, That's so sweet and kind of you, my beloved friend

God bless you. Lots of Love

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 03, 2021:

I love Ghalib's poetry, Moon, my dear sister.

Here's ahmed faraz poetry for you in return

کسی کو گھر سے نکلتے ہی مل گئی منزل

کوئی ہماری طرح عمر بھر سفر میں رہا

(Someone found the destination as soon as they left home

Someone like us has been traveling for a lifetime)

Thanks for your beautiful comments. Love you Heaps.

Blessings and Peace

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on June 03, 2021:

Thanks Misbah.

I actually enjoyed reading your work.

Your words actually hit hone with me as we ate traveling and the life situation we are facing.

Thank you.

EK Jadoon from Abbottabad Pakistan on June 03, 2021:

Well written and detailed article about kismet, Misbah. You have explaind the meaning of fate very well.

I want to add Ghalib's poetry:

میری قسمت میں غم گر اتنا تھا

تو دل بھی یا رب کئی دیے ہوتے۔۔۔

(There was so much grief in my destiny...

So many hearts would have been given...)

Thanks for sharing this beautiful article with us.

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 03, 2021:

Brenda, thank you so much. Oh, no! Please don't apologize. You are so sincere that you took time out of your busy schedule to read and comment on my work, even though you were travelling. That means a lot to me, my dear friend. You are very generous. I'm delighted you enjoyed the article and found it thoughtful.

The Bible says "faith without works is nothing" so destiny is great, fate is great, faith is great - but you still have to work at it. I don't just sit at home and wait for it all to unfold.-- Denzel Washington

May we all have a good, happy and peaceful life. Amen!

Lots of love and smiles

Many blessings from me to you

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on June 03, 2021:


I apologize for the delay.

We are traveling and I am responding in between as we drive down the road.

I wanted to really read your work and respond properly.

So here goes...these are the notes I made.

I believe your first statement is true.

"The debate concerning fate dates back to the dawn of human consciousness."

 You tell us fate is something beyond our control & is predetermined.

Without the concept of a personal God, there is nothing in life but a continuum of ruthless cause and effect.

I would hate to live my life not believing in our Creator.

You say some believe that the concept of fate will make people just sit down and wait for their life to happen.

But you believe man is compelled by heart and emotion to seek peace.

I like how you say a believer is not discouraged by failure, nor will he boast about his accomplishments.

He lives in a world of humility and morality, seeing his success as a gift from his creator.

You point out we all have a unique destiny.

For you were born

a woman and cannot be a father.

I believe you are saying we should follow the direction our destiny leads us.

To know we are not squandering our life away for their is a reason.

Your time is not wasted.

You explain that since our creator created us he has the power to determine our destiny.

I like the scripture you picked out from Jeremiah.

It clearly shows God has a plan for us.

We encounter times of sadness where we wonder why God has allowed this to happen.

Then we realize it is a lessons that we can only be learn by going through it. There are times we feel like we won't make it, but we do by trusting in him.

In the next part you tell us God helps those who first help themselves.

"Allah never alters people's conditions until they make an effort to change themselves.”

— Quran (13:11)

He does help us once we want to help ourselves and put forth some effort.

He can & will change our circumstances.

In your poem you show us how we all contemplate what our purpose in life is...what is the meaning.

Misbah I love the blessing you have for all of us. May we all have a good life.

You put alot of thought & effort into this one.

Great job.

I will post a link in the article

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 03, 2021:

Hi, Chitra Di! I'm glad to see your comment. Thank you so much for your kind words. I'm delighted you enjoyed my response to Brenda's word prompt "Fate." May God Bless you now and always with His Immeasurable Blessings.

Much love and Peace

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 03, 2021:

Peggy, thank you so much for your thoughtful response. Yes, good intentions and hard effort must coexist. I'm pleased you appreciated my response to Brenda's prompt. Gratitude. I appreciate you so much, Dear friend. God Bless you

Peace and happiness

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 03, 2021:

Hi, Mr. Bill I am not wiser or smarter than you, but I believe you have excellent Karma because of the way you invite your readers into your life and show them who you are and how you came to be the person you are now, as well as the way you praise your parents for always being supportive, kind, and caring.

I believe you are blessed with an excellent fate.

May God continue to shower you with His countless Blessings.

Thanks, and many blessings to you, Sir

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on June 03, 2021:

Great response to the word prompt, Fate. An insightful narration and a nice and interesting poem.

Thank you for sharing. God Bless You.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on June 03, 2021:

I agree that both intentions and work must go hand-in-hand for our futures to proceed as they should. Your article is a fantastic response to Brenda's word prompt of fate. You put much thought into writing this piece. Well done!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on June 03, 2021:

Wonderful response to the challenge, my friend. The older I get, the more reflecting I do, and the more I can trace my today's to the actions of my yesterdays. Fate? Perhaps my own design? I will leave that to far-smarter people than I to figure out.

Blessings always

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 03, 2021:

Thank you so much for your kindness, Devika. I appreciate that. I am glad you enjoyed and found it interesting and meaningful.

God Bless You. Stay happy and healthy. Much Love

Blessings and Peace

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on June 03, 2021:

Hi Misbah you took this challenge and created a lovely poem. Your work is meaningful and so interesting to read your thoughts

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 03, 2021:

Thanks a lot for your lovely comments, Rosina. Much appreciated dear friend. Indeed Allah helps those who help themselves. I am very much happy that you liked my hub. Allah Bless you and keeps you safe and healthy. Much Love!!

Many Blessings to you from me

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 03, 2021:

Aww... Rozlin, Thanks a lot for your beautiful response. I am glad to know you like my articles and you wait for my new hubs. I am feeling like a happy writer now. Thanks for bringing a smile to my face with your kind words. Allah Bless you always. Keep smiling

Blessings and Lots of Love

Rosina S Khan on June 02, 2021:

Nice poem, Misbah. I liked both the prose and poetry. It's true Allah helps those who helps themselves. Thank you for sharing your insightful article. It is a good response to Brenda's word prompt-Fate.

Rozlin from UAE on June 02, 2021:

Well written, Misbah. I enjoyed the poem too. Fate is a true fact no one can deny it. I think Dua is a weapon of believer, if one has to change its fate. I enjoy reading your hubs. I always wait for your next hub. Thanks a lot for sharing your work.

Blessings and lots of love!!

Misbah Sheikh (author) from The World of Poets on June 02, 2021:

Thanks a lot for your kind words, Rery. I really appreciate your kindness. I am glad to know I am the first person you started to follow here. Welcome to HP, dear. I'm looking forward to reading some of your hubs. Wish you best of luck for your future writings.

Many blessings to you

Rawan Osama from Egypt on June 02, 2021:

I like your writing

You are my first hubber i follow and so happy for that

Keep going

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