Divine Decree and Misgivings

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I am suffering a great deal of waswass regarding the issue of Destiny. I hear people say different things about it: Allah is in control of everything, or our decree can be changed because of our actions. It is on my mind most of the time and […]

Finishing Ramadan Strong – Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

* Originally Published on 5/06/2018 In this reminder, Ustadh Amjad Tarsin gives advice on how to take advantage of the last ten nights and days of Ramadan. He discusses their virtue, the value of seeking Laylatu ‘l-Qadr, and the example of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) in reviving these last ten […]

Is the Night of the 27th of Ramadan Special? – Ustadha Shehnaz Karim

* Originally Published on 30/06/2016 Ustadha Shehnaz answers the important question of whether or not the night of the 27th of Ramadan is special. She speaks of the meanings behind seeking out the Night of Power (Laylatul Qadr) .

Free Will and the Divine Decree: A Reader

“And you cannot intend (to do anything) unless it is so willed by Allah, the Lord of all the worlds.” [Quran 81.29] Destiny and Human Responsibility in Islam Affirming Free Will and the Divine Decree Why Does the Qur’an Say Allah Misguides the Disbelievers? The Question of Free Will Is Iblis Really from the Jinn? […]

Do We Have Choice? And Does Allah Prevent That Choice from Being Realized?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As Salaam alaikum, 1. Does Allah create our choices? 2. When we ask Allaah to give someone guidance how does Allah’s help to this person manifest itsef in regard to his free will? 3. When Allaah miraculously saves a Prophet or saves someone from some harm coming from the […]

Can Supplications Change One’s Destined Life Expectancy?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Can supplications change the one’s life expectancy? If so is there any duaa to ask Allah for a long and good life  filled with obedience and good deeds?   Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are well, insha’Allah. No, supplications cannot “change” one’s […]

Affirming Free Will and the Divine Decree

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I’ve been having strong doubts about Islam due to difficulty accepting the belief in Qadr. This verse from Imam al-Tahawi’s creed strongly bothers me, for example. 83. The Garden and the Fire are created things that never come to an end and we believe that Allah created them […]