Questions tagged [qadar]

Qadar القَدَر means fate, or destiny. In Islam we are to have faith in fat/destiny both it's good and bad.

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Can we change our destiny by “dua”?

On one hand, I've learned that our destiny is fixed and does not change. On the other hand, I've learned a concept called "dua" which I use to talk to Allah, complaining and such. So would my "dua" ...
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What notions of “free will” and “qadr” exist in the different theological sects? [closed]

There are a number of questions regarding the free will vs. qadr juxtaposition on the site already (see e.g. this one on whether humans have free will in faith, this one about free will vs qadr, again ...
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How can God create without determining the outcome?

If God is the first cause and God really created everything, how can our actions not be caused by him? But on the other hand, if our actions must have been determined by Him, then how is this ...
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Is death time predestined or can it be extended by supplication?

Is it true that dua and keeping one's kin close could extend one's lifespan? Inversely, could severing one's relationships be a cause for someone's early demise? Ajal'ul qada' and ajal'ul qadar? For ...
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How is free will in humans logically justified?

I had an argument with a friend who wanted me to logically or with a reference tell him, that if Allah has decided everything for us. E.g, if I pick a glass and put it at another place, if that is ...
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How to respond to those who say; Allah guides whom He wills and that's why I am not a believer?

During a conversation between me and my friend (he is not a believer) He said: That's why I am not a believer because Allah didn't guide me to the right way. I said, How do you know that? He ...
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Predestination and omniscience

God is Almighty and knows what is going to happen in the future. I watched this video by Shabir Ally: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRWfDUoYsFQ and it started confusing me. We can never truly know ...