136 fatwas

  • The difference between Fate and Divine Decree Date: 19-7-2011

    As-Salaamu ‘Alaykum, What is the difference between Fate and Divine Decree‎? Please provide examples to clarify the meaning. Are they subject to change? .. More

  • Distress does not justify discontentment Date: 17-7-2011

    Assalaamu ‘Alaykum, When we were studying in India, some colleagues, may Allaah guide them, would say, “Even Hell is better than India!” whenever they faced any difficulty. Some of them even used to swear saying, “By Allaah, Hell is better than this torment!” What is your opinion regarding these phrases and those who utter them?.. More

  • Trusting Allaah and using available means do not contradict each other Date: 16-5-2011

    What is the ruling on the saying, “Draw the course of your life by yourself”? Does it not denote ignoring the will of Allaah?.. More

  • Misconceptions about fate Date: 8-5-2011

    Allaah The Almighty Says (what means): {Whoever Allaah sends astray— there is no guide for him.} He also Says (what means): {And whoever Allah guides— for him there is no misleader.} Therefore, even if we observe the Sharee‘ah (Islamic law) we will not be guided unless Allaah The Almighty wants this, therefore why are we held accountable for.. More

  • A misconception regarding predestination of actions Date: 8-3-2011

    Please explain the Hadeeth where the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, was asked by a man about the value of deeds if everything was predestined by Allaah the Almighty, and the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, told him that when Allaah created a slave for Paradise, he enabled him to observe the deeds of the people of Paradise, so.. More

  • Allaah punishes based on justice and rewards as a favor Date: 28-2-2011

    Is man driven by predestination or free to choose his actions? If he is driven to do what he does, then why should he be punished for doing things that he did not do out of his own will?.. More

  • Everything happens according to decree of Allaah Date: 28-2-2011

    I was about to be engaged to a rich man; however, the engagement was suddenly broken off for reasons that I did not know. Perhaps the reason behind it was that some of my relatives conveyed to the woman who mediated in the engagement an incorrect image about my attitude towards him. Is it permissible for me to search for the reasons behind my engagement.. More

  • Man's fate is recorded Date: 28-2-2011

    Was man's fate recorded before his creation? Would supplication change this? .. More

  • Man’s choice controlled by the Will of Allaah Date: 26-1-2011

    We were once discussing the issue of whether man is driven or free to choose his actions and we came up with three different scenarios: 1- Man is more free to choose than driven in his actions. 2- There is no specific ratio between the two. 3- Man is more driven than free to choose. Which of these opinions is the soundest? Is it a debatable issue.. More

  • Predetermination before a person is created Date: 23-1-2011

    Is the woman one is meant to marry predetermined before his creation?.. More

  • Objection to the decrees of Allaah The Almighty Date: 13-10-2010

    Are objection to and dissatisfaction with the decree of Allaah The Exalted considered acts of Kufr (disbelief)? If yes, what is the expiation for this?.. More

  • One should not worry about foreordained matters Date: 12-10-2010

    I am a 21 year old girl. I have a strong desire for getting married, and this has had a negative effect on my psychological state. What should I do? .. More

  • Belief in fate is an integral part of perfect faith Date: 6-10-2010

    I am always anxious. When my mother takes my sister to school I become worried because I fear that she might have a car accident. My mother had a car accident last year which only made my obsession grow worse. What is your advice? .. More

  • Goodness in what Allaah chose and decreed Date: 5-10-2010

    I have a daughter who, since birth, has suffered from a disease which is not serious but cannot be cured. I always supplicate Allaah The Almighty to cure her. However, sometimes when her condition worsens, I lose patience and say, “O My Lord, why all this suffering?” and I say other things that I hope Allaah The Almighty forgives me for. Is this.. More

  • Four categories of fate Date: 30-9-2010

    A caller to Islam once mentioned that after creating mankind, Allaah The Almighty divided them into two groups: a group for Paradise and another for Hell. This means that whoever is predestined to be among the wretched will inevitably enter Hell and this is perfect justice. My question is: How could it be called perfect justice when someone enters.. More