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Predestination and Hard Work

Predestination and Hard Work: Where is Justice?

Short Answer: Allah is the One Who provides to all of His creatures. Allah holds ultimate power and control over all matters, and nothing happens except with His permission. Hard work for doing something good, always yields positive results, both tangible and intangible. Allah compensates the doer of good, the one who strives hard, with something good in return. …

4 Things Will Clear Your Confusion About Divine Decree

4 Things Will Clear Your Confusion About Divine Decree

We should think, plan and make the right choices, but, if sometimes things do not turn out the way we want, we need not lose hope or get depressed. We should pray to God and try again. If in the end we still do not achieve what we wanted, we should know we have tried our best and are not responsible for the results.

How to Use Tawakkul in Relieving Our Anxieties and Worries

How to Use Tawakkul in Relieving Our Anxieties and Worries

One of the major benefits of Tawakkul is that it can relieve us from unnecessary anxiety, worry, and resulting depression from the challenges that we may be facing. By believing that all our affairs are in Allah’s hands and we can do only what is in our control, we leave the results to Allah and accept His decree whatever it may be.

Divine Decree

As Muslims we believe in divine decree. We believe in fate. We believe that Allah knows what we will do with our lives but he gives us choices to make.

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 …

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.

Can we Flee Allah's Divine Decree

Can We Flee from Allah’s Divine Decree?

It is true that everything happens by the decree of Allah. It is obligatory for a Muslim to believe this. The problem is how to understand it. Our belief should not lead us to a debilitating fatalism whereby the human being is dis-invested of all responsibility, even with respect to good and evil.

Why Did Khidr Kill A Child?

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 that we have is: does the story of Khidr approve of honor killing? Dr. Shabir Ally: The questioner is referring obviously to a story in the eighteenth chapter of …

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