أعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم
...إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُغَيِّرُ مَا بِقَوْمٍ حَتَّى يُغَيِّرُوا مَا بِأَنْفُسِهِمْ...(13:11)
‘...Indeed Allāh does not change the state of a nation until they change what is within them...’
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In just a few words of this āyah, Allāh sets down a principle: He will not change the good or bad situation a group of people find themselves in, until they themselves act to change: for better or for worse.
Therefore, if we want Allāh to change the bad that goes on in our lives, whether it be individually or collectively, we must strive to gain His Pleasure. Until then, we shall remain victims of adversity.
Similarly, if we want to keep enjoying the blessings of Allāh upon us, we should remain in His obedience. If we then turn to His disobedience, He shall change our circumstances for the worst.
May Allāh grant us all the ability to change for the better, and not for the worst. Āmīn