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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 …

These Tips Will Help You Enjoy Reading the Quran

These Tips Will Help You Enjoy Reading the Quran

First, we must realize what the Quran as the word of God is and means to us, and bring all the reverence, love, longing, and will to act that this realization demands. Secondly, we must read it as it asks to be read, as Prophet Muhammad instructed us, as he and his Companions read it.

God Loves Guidance- Why Would He Misguide People?

God Loves Guidance- Why Would He Misguide People?

Why would God, the Most Merciful, misguide people if He didn’t like misguidance? Why would He misguide them, then take them into account for their deeds in the hereafter? God has given human beings many opportunities to recognize guidance.

God calling

How Can I Know What God Is Calling Me To Do?

Salam Brother, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. There are several pastors in the US who, through their sermons, instill into into the minds of their followers the idea that one can really hear God speaking to them, if only they have the right faith and attitude. Meanwhile, there are …

5 Practical Steps to Understand the Quran

5 Practical Steps to Understand the Quran

No one is barred from approaching and understanding the Quran. You don’t have to be a Muslim to read and understand it. You don’t have to be fluent in Arabic to get its message and themes. If this were true, then the Quran would not be meant for all people of all times.

How to Pray Istikhara and How to Read the Decision?

Praying Istikhara - How to Read the Results?

The results of an istikhara prayer can take many forms. Basically, you go by your feelings, whether you now feel more favorable or not. Also, you may notice events have changed, either for what you have expected or not. Note that you must follow the results of an istikhara…

2 Practical Steps to Defeat Tricks of Satan

2 Practical Steps to Defeat Tricks of Satan

Ponder on the ways Satan tries to lead you on, and what he wants to achieve with you. Think long and hard about your own life – is the water-temperature increasing unawares? If so, put a stop to his maneuvers immediately, because the water may come to boil…

Why Do we Celebrate Eid?

Why Do We Celebrate Eid?

Ramadan coming to an end is not the end of the matter, rather it’s a new beginning. The day of Eid represents a new month, a new chance to progress on the path that we are on. I’d like to share reflections to a chapter that we recite so often…

Allah Doesn’t Need Our Prayer - Why is it an Obligation?

It’s a profound moment. When you stand, face Makkah, and detach from existence by saying “Allah is greater”- greater than everything. The soul, mind, and body engage in a moment of transcendence known as salah, literally meaning a communication and connection…

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…

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