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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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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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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What are the implications for a child's (future) sins if they fall ill?

TLDR: What, if anything, are the implications for a child's (future) sins, if any, if they fall ill? The rest of my question is a preamble and axioms for my assumptions. In Islam, children are ...
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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 can I love a Creator who causes me pain and grief?

This question is somewhat related to the Problem of Evil. To start off, I do understand that we're slaves of the Creator and He can do whatever He wishes with us. He can bless a couple with a child ...
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Islamic view of Qadar and freewill

How can one understand the relationship between freewill and destiny? We accept Allah (swt) has both written our destiny and has simultaneously given us freewill. Given our premise is correct, it is ...
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Are people lazy because they are destined to be lazy?

I recently came across the following Hadith and I am curious about the implications of it: Ali narrated that one day the Messenger of Allah was sitting with a wooden stick in his hand with which ...
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In Shiite school of thought, how is the conflict between free will and determinism resolved?

There are different verses some of which seem to clearly suggest determinism : و ما تشاءون الا ان یشاء الله رب العالمین and you do not wish unless it is wished by Allah, the lord of the ...
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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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If everything is decreed in our life already then what's the point of making Dua? [duplicate]

I read somewhere that only Dua can change the qadr and it is always encouraged to make Dua to Allah for every need, in every situation. But today I have learnt some mufti saying there are two types of ...
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Did Allah arrange or choose what type of life we would have?

Did Allah pre-plan or write our lives before we were born? For example, places we would visit, jobs, friends, etc.
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Does marriage happen by fate or it completely depends on our decision?

Asaalamu alaikum, I'm extremely confused about selecting the life partner, I see different cases among different people. I do want to know about the fact that if marriage happens by our fate, or does ...
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Do all worldly situations arise by the will of Allah alone? Or are some things happening by the will of others e.g. Shaitan?

A popular Hindi saying is: "Wahi hota hai jo manzoor-e-khuda hota hai". Literally translated, it means "Only that happens which has the permission of God". Is this literally believed to be the truth ...
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Does our fate get changed in the night of shab-e-barat?

In my masjid, they used to recite Surah Yasin three times on the shab-e-barat night, under the belief that it would change their fate. Is this true? If so, please provide relevant ahadith supporting ...
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Why be grateful for good deeds?

From my understanding, Muslims (are supposed to) blame themselves for evil deeds and be thankful for good deeds, and humans have free will to do good or bad deeds. If we have free will to do good ...
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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 ...
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Qadar as the pillar of imaan

Up until now, I always believed, without actually being curious about its evidence or source, that the pillars of faith in Islam is six: Having faith (imaan) in Allah, the Day of Resurrection, the ...
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How does Islam justify non-guided people going to hell and what is the point of free will if the future is already written? [closed]

We are all Muslims because we are either raised up as Muslims or at some point in life reverted to Islam. But what about others, the ones who are not being guided is it just their fault that they have ...
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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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Did Allah know that, in the future, my friend was going to struggle for her past sins?

My friend recently told me a thought just came to her mind, of a sin she committed three years ago and is now haunting her. That's all she thinks about. She said at the time, she barely turned to ...
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Is your fate sealed in the Preserved Tablet?

In these verses of the Qur'an, they imply that our fate is pre-destined. He is the Knower of the unseen. Not an atom's weight escapes Him, be it in the heavens or the earth, nor what is smaller than ...
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How to understand the „doubling“ of a word in Quran linguistically?

Selam aleikum, This is a question about the linguistic und rhetoric usage of words in the Quran. In reading the Quran I often come across words, which are repeated twice successively, one time in noun ...
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To give estimation for when work will be done

Salam, I am a developer, we use Agile approach at work, one of the rules is to be able to give estimations for when a task will be done. Managers are claiming that it is just an "estimation" but in ...
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How does Fate as per god's will and a persons amaal exist together?

Consider these two points: Even if a small particle moves, it only because ALLAH wants it so as per conclusion ALLAH has written a man's fate , and whatever the man does is written by ALLAH. ...
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Is there an „Eternal Decree“ in the Preserved Tablet?

Selam aleikum, I saw this Hadith on a topic about predestination: And the Prophet (r) also said, “The first thing that Allaah created was the Pen and He said to it, ‘Write!’ It (the Pen) asked, ‘O ...
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How does tawakkul relate to depression and anxiety?

I suffer from depression, anxiety and OCD. A scholar told me to believe in tawakkul of Allah. Can you explain what that is and how does it relate to my mental health please?
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Fate vs. Prayer: Everything happens the way Allah intended, then why make dua? [duplicate]

Assalamu Alaikum. My doubt is regarding making duas. We have been known that Allah has knowledge of our present and our past and everything which happened and will happen has been recorded or written ...
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Is saying “unfortunate” and “fortunate” kufr? [duplicate]

Definition of fortune is chance or luck as an arbitrary force affecting human affairs. Since belief in divine decree is an article of faith. Is a Muslim doing kufr if he says "unfortunate"?
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Why did Allah make me a psychopath?

I grew up completely non practising, borderline agnostic. However as of late I have came to Islam with full certainty. Looking back, it has been beautiful. I’m aware that my question is rather black ...
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Can I marry a person I won't be able to marry in first place if I make du'a? [closed]

i am in love with a guy . i went to a person as i was having a problem . he told me to forget the person as you wont be able to marry him ...he is not in your qadr alllah tallah says dua changes qadr ...
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Is it haram to predict disease onset in healthy people, even though it is only Allah who knows it?

Is it haram to predict disease onset in healthy people, even though it is only Allah who knows will it happen or not? And then regardless, simply go ahead and vaccinate them or medicate them based on ...
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Is our death decided before our birth? [duplicate]

Nothing happens without Almighty's wish.If a person wish death for other person or his own will the person die? or he will die when his time arrives? Can a person die before his time arrives? Can a ...
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Is my future husband fixed since I was born?

According to Islam, has my future husband already been fixed from the day I born? Or will it change according to my decisions?
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Did Allah Already Decide Somebody will be on Hell before He/She Was Even Created?

(1).The People Committing Suicide in Hell. "He gives life and causes death, and to Him you will be returned."(Surat Yūnus,verse56) "... When Abraham said, "My Lord is the one ...