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How to Beat Negative Thoughts in Hard Times

How to Beat Negative Feelings in Hard Times

In hard times, negative feelings develop and aggravate our suffering. People have different reaction and go different directions. A Muslim, however, should have the best reaction because he has the true Lord, Allah, to turn to. Do you have such negative feelings and do not know what to do? Join Sheikh Navaid Aziz as he explains …

Why Bad Things Happen to Us

Why Bad Things Happen to Us? Answer in One Minute

Allah (SWT) is able to do anything He wishes to do. If that is indeed true, then why bad things happen to us? Why does evil exist in this world? Can’t Allah (SWT) prevent anything bad from happening? Ustadha Taimiyyah Zubair explains further and answers. More about the topic:

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 …

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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 …

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.

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…

Does Belief in Qadar Justify Passivity?

Belief in Qadar (Predestination or the Divine Decree)[1] is one of the pillars of the monotheistic faith of Islam and whoever disbelieves in Predestination declares himself to be outside the fold of Islam. In the well-known hadith of Archangel Gabriel when he came to the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) to inquire about …

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 …

Is There Any Relation Between Karma and Destiny (Qadr)

Salam (Peace) Mohamed,  Thank you very much for contacting About Islam with your question.  The three basic beliefs of Islam are: tawheed, the mission (or prophethood), and the afterlife.  Tawheed is the belief in One God. The mission is the belief in the prophets as the carriers of the Divine Guidance. The afterlife is for man’s accountability for his actions here, …

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