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Freedom of Action

If God Has Determined Everything, Don’t Humans Have Freedom of Action?

Short Answer:From the Islamic view, the events of the world take place within Allah’s Knowledge and Will. Because, thewhen,whereandhowof those events are fixed by Allah’s Plan. Itis Allah Who changes the condition of a people; and (2) it is the people who should first effect a change in their own souls if they wish to …

Good & Evil

Do Good and Evil Both Come from Allah?

Short Answer: The foreknowledge of Allah is different from predestination. “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 There Any Relation Between Karma and Destiny (Qadr)?

Short Answer:Hindus believethe soul from all eternity is undergoing birth and rebirth. This is according to the inviolable law ofkarma. Thus is born the doctrine of the re-incarnation of the soul, which is a corollary of the doctrine ofkarma.Islam accepts the idea that every soul has to face the consequences of its actions: There is …


What Is The Importance of Qadar As An Article of Faith?

Salam (Peace), Thank you very much for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. First, we should understand what qadar means. For understanding’s sake we may simplify it as thus: qadar is the belief that every happening in the universe occurs within the parameters of a system God has set in motion, and that …

divorce Gods will

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 hemade the divorce happen: …

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