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Why Should I Make Duaa If God Has Already Decreed Everything?

Why Should I Make Duaa If God Has Already Decreed Everything?

I never make duaa though I am Muslim and definitely believe in God. What is the point in making duaa If God has already decreed everything?

Our destiny is already determined, why then should we make supplications?

Watch bother Fadel Soliman’ answer to this question.

Servants of the Merciful: How These 5 Verses Inspired Me

Servants of the Merciful: How These 5 Verses Inspired Me

Some verses of the Quran beg to be immediately adapted into our lives. One famous collection of such verses are from Surat Al-Furqan; you can find them here. But, how do we translate verses from recitation to real-life implementation? We can often be stunted by a one-dimensional view of Allah’s words. Not today! In this article, …

Prophet's Duaa: 8 Situations the Prophet Sought Protection from

Prophet's Duaa: 8 Situations the Prophet Sought Protection from

Think about the circle that appears next to your name in Google Talk; it is green when you are active; red when you are busy; and when it turns yellow, it means that you are idle; you are online but you are useless and not involved in any activity. Taking this example from the virtual …

Step Back, Smell the Flowers and Reflect (Spiritual Posts)

Step Back, Smell the Flowers and Reflect (Spiritual Posts)

Amidst the hustle and bustle of life it is always important to take a step back, slow down and reflect. This reflection on blessings  puts life into perspective. These reminders by our respected Imams point out that reflection and prayer are both  important and good for us. Master Reflection in Islam Once we master reflection we will be …

3 Reasons for which Allah Accepted Prophet Zechariah’s Duaa

3 Reasons for Which Allah Accepted Prophet Zechariah’s Duaa

Duaa is a great blessing and divine gift from Allah the All-Merciful. He Almighty commanded us to make duaa and committed Himself to answer it for us. Duaa is of high status in the Muslim faith. We desperately need duaa at all times. Allah the Almighty says: {And your Lord says, ‘Call upon Me; I …

Duaa and Decree: Any Contradiction?

Duaa and Decree: Any Contradiction?

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. In this fatwa: It should be known that duaa does not contradict decree at all. Allah Almighty promised to respond to those who call …

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Doing Good Deeds Prior to Making Duaa: OK?

Can one go to Al-Haram (the Sacred mosque in Makkah) to pray for one’s needs, e.g., to pray to be cured from a sickness, to pray to have children, etc. Furthermore, can one fast for some days for the purpose of requesting for one’s needs from Allah for the reasons stated above?

Ibn Atta on Calls of Distress

The Best Way to Get Your Prayer Answered... Ibn `Atta' Explains

In his well-known book, Al-Hikam (Words of Wisdom), sheikh Ahmad Ibn `Ataa’illah As-Sakandari says: The best way to ask Him is through expressing your distress, and the fastest way to acquire His gifts is through expressing your humility and need. The word of wisdom under discussion is about du`aa’ (supplication). It is not about the etiquette of …



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