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Divorce: God's Will or A Result of Our Own Actions?

Short Answer: Divorce is a result of our free will as human beings. We choose to leave our spouses or they choose to leave us for their own reasons. Although Allah knew before you were even born that you would marry this person and divorce them, too, it cannot be said that he made the divorce happen: …

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 …

Soulmates

Did God Create Each Of Us With A "Soulmate"?

Short Answer:  Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Aisha Khaja: Dr. Shabir, the question today is about soulmates. How is the concept of soulmates viewed in Islam? And can one’s soulmate change? Dr. Shabir Ally: Well, some people take the view …

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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 …

Change Destiny

Can Prayer Change Destiny?

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: So, Dr. Shabir, the question that we have today is how can one ask God to change one’s destiny when we should actually be satisfied with God’s …

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 …



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