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Good & Evil

Do Good and Evil Both Come from Allah?

Short Answer: “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 is the absence of good. Thus, it is true …

Revisiting Your Role in Life

Revisiting Your Role in Life

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 …

On Free Will: Why Did Not God Make Everyone Good?

Why Didn't God Make Everyone Good?

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 questions. More from Fadel …

Does Allah Predetermine Our Choice and Fate?

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? Als0, 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 …

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Why Punish Disbelievers If They Are Pre-Destined for Hell?

Salam Alaykum and thank you for your question. The concept of free will and predestination has been one that has confused people of Abrahamic religions for quite some time! However, Islam has clear determinations about predestination and free will.  It is important to consider three separate concepts when examining free will and predestination. We must …


Are Marriages Made in Heaven?

Wa`alykum As-Salaamu Warahmatullahi Wabarakaatuh. 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: 1- Believing that marriage is predestined by Allah does not mean that one should not use one’s reason or experience. 2- Whenever there …


Does God Need Our Worship?

Salam Dear Sister,  Thank you very much for your extremely important question. May Allah Almighty help us all to obey His teachings and rules. Concerning the first part of your question: what is the reason for the creation of human beings? Does Allah Almighty need to be worshiped and glorified? Satan’s Whispers Sister, I believe that …

allah guides

If Only God Guides, Why Call People To Faith?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally, from Let the Quran Speak, addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Aisha Khaja: The Quran says Allah guides whom he wants and if you make someone go astray you won’t find a way for him so what is the point of …

Are We Judged for Our Involuntary Sins?

Are We Judged for Our Involuntary Sins?

Whoever is coerced into something to the point that he or she has no choice but to comply, then he or she is legally exempt for that action in this world and sinless for it in the Hereafter. We are taken to account for what we do of our own free choice.

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