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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 …


Does Islam Have Room for Moral & Theological Pluralism?

Short Answer: Of course. It’s a myth that Islam is against pluralism. From day one, Islam has always been confident enough to say, “We believe you are wrong, but that does not translate into a policy to deny you the way that you choose to live.” A famous Muslim jurist, for example, argued that when it comes to handling …

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 …

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