I was listening to Zain Bhikha’s ‘Allah is Enough for Me’ and the beautiful song reminded me of the hadith of the Prophet (SAW) narrated by Ibn Abbas:

Be mindful of Allah and He will protect you. Be mindful of Allah, you will find Him before you. When you ask, ask Allah. When you seek aid, seek Allah’s aid. Know that if the entire creation were to gather together to benefit you, you would never get any benefit except that which Allah had written for you; and if they gather together to harm you, you would never be harmed except that which Allah has written for you. The pens are lifted and the pages are dried. – Jami’at Tirmidhi Book 37, Hadith 2706

It reminded me that although it is important to plan the future, it makes no sense to worry about it. So, be it an exam, defending Islam, an interview, a presentation, going in for surgery, delivery of a baby, don’t be scared. Allah is with you every step of the way; He’s got your back!