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Divorce: God's Will or A Result of Our Own Actions?

Short Answer: Divorce is a result of our free will as human beings. We choose to leave our spouses or they choose to leave us for their own reasons. Although Allah knew before you were even born that you would marry this person and divorce them, too, it cannot be said that he made the divorce happen: …

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My Bad Luck: Is it Jinn Possession, Black Magic, or Fate?

Walaykum Asalam waRahmat Allah, Dear Sister, Thank you for sending your question to Ask About Islam and sharing your concerns with us. May Allah enable us to help you adequately, and may you find the right answer that truly benefits you here and in the hereafter. Don’t Obsess Over Jinn and Black Magic Now, first of all, do NOT concern …

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Can the Evil Eye Overpower God's Destiny For Us?

Salam Alaykum Dear Shazia, Thank you so much for sending your question and for your sincere desire to gain knowledge and learn more about your deen. May Allah reward you for your pursuit of knowledge and enrich your life with light and wisdom. Nothing Overpowers Allah With regards to your question: No, the hadith simply …

Whenever You Are Afflicted, Say These 4 Powerful Du’as

In rough times, and in times when we feel all is lost, du’a is usually what we think as “our last weapon”. In fact, du’a is among the strongest of resources that a believer has. These du’as are those that were made in times of difficulty and uncertainty…

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Prophet Jonah - Ordeal and Supplication

When Jonah awoke from unconsciousness, he thought that he was dead and was lying in the darkness of his grave. He felt around him and realized that this was not a grave but the belly of the giant fish. He was afraid, felt his heart beating deep in his chest and lurching towards his throat…

Bad Omens and Pessimism: Any Difference?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Dear brother, thank you for your question that shows your interest in Islam. We should differentiate between bad omens and practical scientific predictions …

Those who Trust Allah Never Lose Hope

One of the important characteristics of a Muslim is that he remains in a positive state of mind, whatever the circumstances. He tries for the best and look for wisdom. A Muslim is never in despair, not even in most difficult moments…

Are We Born to be Free?

We all like to think that we are free, and that we have freewill when making our choices in life – but let us think for a moment about the realities of the situation. Are we really born to be free? And if so, in what ways? What does this mean for us?

Can Supplication (Dua) Change Destiny

Can Supplication (Dua) Change Destiny?

Salam Dear Robert, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Thoughts and questions regarding preordainment arise often in the minds of believers, which is perfectly normal, because belief in preordainment is one of the essentials of the Islamic creed. Before I answer your questions about if dua can change our destiny/qadr (or not), I would …



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