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Is Asking for Twins Being Ungrateful?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: As salam alaykum, I really want to fall pregnant to twins. There is medication to help increase eggs for a female to increase the chances of falling pregnant to twins. I want to find out if it is permissible to ask for such a thing from Allah. Is it […]

Is There Such A Thing as Islamic Fatalism?

A lot of people get confused between the idea of relying on God and taking the means. Sometimes, this can even lead to “Islamic fatalism,” and a sense of “if Allah knows everything, why should I do anything?” Islamic Fatalism? “You don’t know where your life will end, but you do know that it will end […]

What’s the Point in Supplicating?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalaamu alaikum, I understand the importance of praying for those who are in need, in tumultuous or oppressive situations, but lately I’ve been thinking about what exact purpose our supplications serve. How can we make du’a for others so that it is not in vain, especially in situations when […]

Things Inconsistent With Accepting Fate – Imam Ghazali

Accepting Fate: “Complaining, no matter what the circumstances, is inconsistent with accepting fate. Criticizing food and finding fault with it is a rejection of what Allah Most High has destined, since blaming what is made is blaming the maker, and everything is Allah’s work. For a person to say that ‘poverty is an affliction and […]

Can Supplication Change Destiny?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question : Can du’a change qadr? Answer: [1] There is no doubt that the Divine Decree is eternal–beyond time–and therefore not subject to “change.” [2] Du`a’ “changes” destiny in the relative sense: it is a means (like other means) towards the good, so it turns to flow of one’s life […]