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Why Was I Created?

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: A sister is very disorientated with life nowadays, and is questioning her existence. Why exactly was the world made? Why did Allah need people on this earth? Why make humans, when He had angels? Why not make them all Muslims and the world a happy place? The sister is […]

The Impact of Our Choices – Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said

Oftentimes we pass the hours away not realizing how many choices we are making. We also don’t realize how many opportunities we are missing out on, says Shaykh Faid Mohammed Said. Syedina Abu Dharr (radiallah anhu), the great Sahabi of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasalam), in sharing his wisdom about the choices we make as humans, said: […]

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? […]

“Allah Guides to His Light Whom He Wills” – The Muamilat of Rahma and Baraka by Shaykh Faid Said

Imam al Shatabi, may Allah be pleased with him (rehmatullah alaih) mentioned that the primary foundation of the Shari’ah of Islam is based on two principles: the first principle being Mercy (Rahma), and the second, justice. This is evident, as Allah, may He be glorified and exalted (subhana wa ta’ala), says in the Qur’an (Surah […]

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 […]

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 […]