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Perfect the Religion

Why Did it Take Allah Several Prophets to Perfect the Religion?

Short Answer:  God made it man’s choice whether to obey His commandments or to challenge them. Out of His infinite Mercy God has sent His prophets to guide humans along the right path. Allah created the world with all its variegated bounties and put man in charge. And Guidance is given through the Prophets and Books. …

Allah is Free of All Needs

If Allah is Free of All Needs, Why Order His Slaves to Bow?

Short Answer:  Allah doesn’t force any human to bow down to Him. Bowing to Him simply means obeying His Law. It is not a need of Allah that we should worship Him or pray to Him. The need is ours. Man has to observe a balance between his worldly life and spiritual aspirations. This is crucial for human …

Good & Evil

Do Good and Evil Both Come from Allah?

Short Answer: The foreknowledge of Allah is different from predestination. “All good that comes to man and all evil that befalls him flow originally from Allah’s will: that is, everything is from Allah. When man uses his free will and makes a wrong choice out of several available options, evil follows. We should remember that evil …

Ever Thought About Why You Live?

Ever Thought About Why You Live?

The most important questions in life are those that deal with the meaning and purpose of man’s existence. The Quran explains that the human being has been placed on this earth to utilize his enormous potential to conduct himself in a manner which will fulfill his purpose in life. {It is He who has created …

Guidance & Free Will: Why Didn't God Make Everyone Good

Guidance & Free Will: Why Didn't God Make Everyone Good

Do we have free will? Why didn’t God make everyone good? Why are there good people and bad people?  And then in the end the bad people go to hell? How do these questions relate to the issue of human being freedom of choice and free will? Join Ustadh Fadel Soliman as he answers these puzzling …

God’s Commandments Are a Sign of Love

God’s Commandments Are a Sign of Love

Guidance is God’s benediction to man- revealing the secret on how to maximize benefit and avoid harm or reduce harm if it cannot completely be avoided. Based on this principle of attaining benefit and repelling harm, all commandments arise…

Why Allah Judges Us If He Predetermines Our Future?

Why Allah Judges Us If He Predetermines Our Future?

We all know that Allah gave man the power of choice; however, does Allah’s prior knowledge influence our decisions? Does He dictate our choices and thus predetermine our fate? Also, Allah created mankind with the ability to accept or reject Him. If He knows the future and knows what our choices will be why does …

Are We Born Lucky or Unlucky?

Are We Born Lucky or Unlucky?

There is no such thing as “good” or “bad” luck according to the Islamic faith. When something good befalls you, it is not because you are an exceptional person. When something bad befalls you, it does not mean that you are cursed of having a bout of “bad luck”.

How to Understand Fate and Free Will

How to Understand Fate and Free Will?

Short Answer: It is our very lack of knowledge which gives us free will. God’s knowledge covers everything created, its past and its future. Destiny as conceived by Islam, therefore, does not take away our freedom of choice and action. __________________________________________ Salam Dear Tarique, Thank you very much for your question and for contacting Ask …



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