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You could've simply quoted this telling verse of the Holy Quran: Allah doesn't change a people unless they change their inner condition themselves." (13:11) If you're not seeking guidance and knowledge you'll be never guided. In other words, Allah guides everyone but those who insist to go astray and do sins will be eventually left over themselves and ...


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I learned that there are several different levels of qadr (or destiny). Side note: Delving into exactly how qadr works is not encouraged, probably because we don't know enough about how the ghaib works to begin dissecting it and expecting to understand how it works. Back to the different levels thing - think of qadr at the lowest level as a sort of script ...


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In this verse 24:46 Allah will guide whom he wants. We can find the characteristics of the "whom" in these verses: 5:16 and 6:88-87 and 39:23 In Al-Mizan Vol.:10, Page: 59, according to verse 5:16, Allameh Tabatabee completely explains the characteristics of the people whom Allah will guide. I bring you the statement: The guidance of Allah benefits him ...


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Allah (the only, unique God in Islamic beliefs), created/creates two types of creations: Creations who don't have their own will: they're مسخّرة or مسيّرة (unfree). Those creations act according to the criteria or routine Allah specified that they will follow. In other simpler words they're "automated", and those creations are not judged to go to Hell or ...


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Allah is all knowledgeable i.e. he knows the present, the future to every fine detail. Dua doesn't change destiny. But, you do not know what is in store for you in your destiny. If you do dua, you will get the provision that has already been ordained for you. The fact that you will do dua is also known to the knowledge of Allah. But, you do not know the ...


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I have borrowed the following excerpt from this answer: you can ask Allah through a Dua, but when it is accepted you will see how the chain of events have been arranged such that what you wished was probable but even definite, so it seems even if you had not make Dua you still had it responded but that's not true, Allah who knew what you will ask ...


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According to this hadith from Prophet Muhammad(SAWW), yes, dua can change our divine decree: اِنَّ الرَّجُلَ لَيُحْرَمُ الرِّزْقَ بِالذَّنْبِ يُصِيْبُهُ؛ وَلا يَرُدُّ الْقَدَرَ اِلاّ الدُّعَاءُ وَلا يَزِيْدُ في الْعُمْرِ اِلاّ الْبِرُّ Verily, committing sins deprives man of his sustenance; divine decree is not changed but through praying (dua) ...


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There are many verses in the Quran proving freedom of human. Some of them are as followings: That is the Day, the truth, so whosoever wills takes a way to his Lord. http://tanzil.net/#78:39 Indeed, We have guided him to the path, he is either grateful or ungrateful. http://tanzil.net/#76:3 Say: 'This is the truth from your Lord. Let ...


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Your main question seems to be whether Allah knows the future or not, and the simple answer to that is, of course, yes He does. Allah says in the Qur'an Allah - there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of [all] existence. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the ...


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The answer is already in your question: I heard Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: There is nothing (in the form of trouble) that comes to a believer even if it is the pricking of a thorn that there is decreed for him by Allah good or his sins are obliterated. (Saheeh Muslim) Either there is something good from Allah OR his sins ...


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Nothing extends or reduces one's lifespan, regardless. This is the opinion that scholars mostly agree upon that when one's time is up, it will not be delayed, as Prophet Nūh ﷺ told his people: يَغْفِرْ لَكُم مِّن ذُنُوبِكُمْ وَيُؤَخِّرْكُمْ إِلَىٰ أَجَلٍ مُّسَمًّى إِنَّ أَجَلَ اللَّهِ إِذَا جَاءَ لَا يُؤَخَّرُ لَوْ كُنتُمْ تَعْلَمُونَ Allah will ...


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Predestination (قدر "qadar") in Islam is one of the six articles of faith necessary to be a Muslim. Indeed, all things We created with predestination. Qur'an 54:49 And yes, there is a record, which predates the creation of Earth: Do you not know that Allah knows what is in the heaven and earth? Indeed, that is in a Record. Indeed that, for Allah, is ...


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The analogies presented by Hamza islam are pretty good. But, I would like to present a couple of verses which I hope would help you understand, without pain. For his sake there are angels following one another, before him and behind him, who guard him by Allah's commandment; surely Allah does not change the condition of a people until they change their ...


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As for the fact that du'a can turn back the qadr or qada'a of Allah we have a couple of evidences: And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me - indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let them respond to Me [by obedience] and believe in Me that they may be [rightly] guided. (2:186 https://...


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Wasak wr wb, In the Agile methodology, your project is divided into sprints. Depending on the phase of the project, different members of the team will participate in the project. As a developer, I assume the Scrum Master would ask you what tasks you are comfortable to complete in the given time frame (Sprint - normally between 2-3 weeks). This would ...


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We have free will. Thus, we are responsible for our actions. Utterances like whether Allah has written our destiny are potentially misleading. Just because He has written it does not mean that He has decided them. If that would be the case, why should you be accountable for anything at all? Allah is All-Knower and He knows what you and everybody else will do....


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Some people are lazy. whether it's by their nature and they did not change it , or if they just like becoming so. They have choice. According to the hadith , it is affirming that Allah knows the destiny of all people. so , wheteher they will be "lazy" , or will be lazy at first but will change themselves later , or not lazy at first but became lazy , or ...


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Yes there's fate and Allah's will as stated in the Quran in many verses like 54:49, but this doesn't mean that we are prohibited from taking decisions or making decisions on doing our best to follow our own ideas and goals. So we have a free will. You may ask so what about fate? Being able to make decisions and follow our goals doesn't contradict this idea ...


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Dear Nadia , Everything happens by fate. its gonna be your fate that you will find the right person or it will be your fate that you will say yes to some proposal. it is your fate that you haven't found anybody yet. and by fate i surely meant Allah's Will. so just praise the lord and go with the flow . he must have something planned for you as well. Surah ...


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There are two types of thing happening in this world. One, that is controlled by God directly and noone has any control over them except Him. Others are what happens through actions of humans under the laws made by God. Since, a person is involved in these actions, he is responsible for the outcome. E.g. We know fire burns. Its a law that God has made. If we ...


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Firstly the two points are completely disconnected: A 'thing' and a 'human' are two different topics. It is a comparison as if you wrote a piece of code on a web application and someone comes and asks why is this optical drive not working when I hit print on the web page. Only humans and no other species (living) have the ability to choose between right and ...


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Verily, mankind and Jinn are given 'free will' to do anything they liked. But to do a good thing out of that anything, we need Allah's guidance. You can be guided only if you wish to be guided. But you will wish to be guided, only if Allah wishes that you wish to be guided. Confusing right? He it is Who sends Salat (His blessings) on you, and His angels ...


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Yes, duas affect the future: "And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me—indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of every supplicant when he calls upon Me..." (2:186) Respond means to accept or deny (to give something better). but they don't change qadr: Ubadah ibn Al-Samit: Son! You will not get the taste of the reality of ...


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ASSALAM O ALAIKUM Verily, Allah SWT is the one who guides or misguides a person according to his deeds. ALLHAMDOLILLAH. In Quran ALLAH SWT says "we have put a veil over the eyes of evil doers so that they go astray" (well, these are not the exact wordings). So ALLAH SWT may misguide a person who does evil And for the one who wants to find him, ALLAH SWT ...


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You were wrong in answering this question: isn't everything a Predestination (ﻗﻀﺎﺀ ﻭﻗﺪﺭ)? By yes. No it is not, this is so much against Islam: people do have choice and they choose their path in life. Such things are said to something like death (it can't be changed). Allah did guide him but he did not listen to his guidance. How do Allah guide him? By ...


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No it is not true. Furthermore the recitation of Surat Yaseen, and many other things, on this night are all Bid'at/Innovation in religion. There are no Ahadeeth supporting such worships being done on this night, the ahadeeth that do exist they are either Weak (Da'eef) or Fabricated (Mawdoo'). And may Allah forgive my mistakes. Source: IslamQA(Arabic)


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There's a wonderful explanation in Tafseer Ibn Kathir. The translation is below, from qtafsir. I deleted the Arabic text because I didn't want to accidentally spread distorted Quran verses (I can't read arabic and perhaps the text is distorted by copy-pasting). For reference, it is the tafsir of Quran 76:29-31. There's also a more general explanation about ...


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