Is the Thought of Believing Allah Most High Planned Everyone’s Destiny Disbelief (Kufr)?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


Today, I was studying, and I got thoughts like Allah planned everyone’s destiny, and I thought of a person who does a haram job, and thoughts came in saying that this is what Allah planned. I know that Allah has a destiny for his creations written. Shaytan came to my head and whispered. I said with my tongue that Allah planned everyone’s destiny.

Then I panicked and got waswas saying what I did was having doubts about Allah and kufr or that I thought of Allah badly. I had no intention of committing kufr at all. I fear committing it.

My question is, did I commit Kufr, or was this waswas from shaytan? I would appreciate your giving me a personal answer for my case, as I noticed the links you sent on Kufr.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

The thought that you have that Allah Most High planned everyone’s destiny is not disbelief. However, it has to be adequately understood. Allah Most High knew from pre-eternality what we would choose, and He creates for us what we choose, whether to be obedient or disobedient, and this is what is unfolding.

How this happens and the entire wisdom of Allah’s acts are not known to us, nor is Allah obliged to explain anything to us. We will come to understand in the Next life.

Divine Wisdom and Good Opinion

Also, one should always remember that nothing exists except that it reflects Allah’s infinite wisdom, for He has called Himself “The All-Wise” (Al-Hakim). There is always the big picture, a larger context we cannot perceive with our short-sightedness. Allah Most High is fully aware of how things unfold in the long run, and we must place our trust in Him, fully realizing that there is wisdom in His decisions.

Refrain from delving into the question of Divine Decree, as it is something that the mind has not been created to comprehend in detail, nor will a person be asked about it. What matters to you and me is what is within our ability to know and act upon. Anything else, particularly without any guided study, will only cause misgivings.

I would like you to go through the valuable answers and links below. You will receive guidance and direction in sha Allah.

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I pray this helps with your question.

[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Mawlana Ilyas Patel has received traditional education in various countries. He started his schooling in the UK and completed his hifz of the Quran in India. After that, he joined an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied secular and Aalimiyya sciences. Later, he traveled to Karachi, Pakistan, and other Middle Eastern countries to further his education. Mawlana has served as an Imam in the Republic of Ireland for several years and taught the Quran and other Islamic sciences to both children and adults. He also worked as a teacher and librarian at a local Islamic seminary in the UK for 12 years. Presently, he lives in the UK with his wife and is interested in books and gardening.