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Why One God and Many Religions?

Why One God and Many Religions?

Familiar. Convenient. Connected. The world would feel a lot different if it had only one religion. Religions are estimated to be in the thousands, making it daunting to have to consider one. However, our world must perforce allow for the existence of many religions. Here are the reasons why.

If God Loves Us, Why Does He Permit Evil to Exist?

If God Loves Us, Why Does He Permit Evil to Exist?

Evil is like one of the twins, the other being good, as good on earth is ironically linked to evil. Because, good in this world cannot exist without bad, as they are two sides of the same coin, and both are relative concepts. For instance, to rescue a drowning man is good work…

Belief in God is Illogical - Says the Atheist?

Belief in God is Illogical - Says the Atheist?

In the West, two powers are rising: Islam and atheism. These two worldviews are at odds with each other, where atheism claims to be progressive and based on pure logic with God having no part in it, Islam claims to be relevant and reasonable with God as the driving force for all that exists.

God Does What He Wills

God Does What He Wills

When we speak of the will of God, there are two aspects to it. One is the aspect of what He brings about in Creation – what He decrees in His infinite wisdom to take place. The other is what He commands of us to carry out of our own free will and what He is pleased with.

If Fate is Predetermined Then Where is Our Freewill?

The answer is simple. The fact that it is written, does not mean we are aware of it. It only means that Allah is aware of what we will do, but is not compelling us to do it. Among Muslims there are those who believe we do not have a choice or freewill…

Is My Disability My Fault?

Asalamu Alaikum Melinda, Thank you for writing to Ask About Islam. Here are some thoughts for your consideration. First, we understand how difficult your life has been and continues to be due to your physical condition. We are reassured that you have an understanding of the Islamic teachings regarding the challenges you are facing in your …

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?

The Beauty of Free Will

For freewill or choice to exist there has to be another option other than following our base desires. There literally has to be something else to choose. That something else is voluntarily submitting to the will of Allah and exercising the choice and determination to overcome our own will to do what is better.

Are We Entitled to Our Own Free Will?

Are We Entitled to Our Own Free Will?

Salam Dear Muhammad, Thank you for your interesting question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Belief in the divine destiny is one of the main articles of the Islamic creed. When asked by angel Gabriel about faith, the Prophet (peace be upon him) replied: “…It is to believe in Allah, His angels, His Books, His …



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