Archives: Belief in the Divine Will and Decree

Why do people die of hunger if their provision has been decreed by Allaah?

June 16, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Belief in the Divine Will and Decree.

If Allah has ordained the “rizk” for everyone then why do people die of starvation.   Praise be to Allaah. Allaah is al-Razzaaq (the Provider) and the best of those who give provision. “And no moving (living) creature is there on earth but its provision is due from Allaah” [Hood 11:6 – interpretation of the meaning]. • Read More »

Refutation of those who excuse homosexuals on the grounds that this is the way they were created

June 16, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Belief in the Divine Will and Decree.

Salaam. I’m not gay but I’m just wondering from a moral standpoint that since homosexuality is forbidden under Islam, what would happen to gay or lesbian individuals? A lot of gay and lesbians say that their sexual orientation is natural and they are born gay. Assuming that they are correct since straight people don’t know, • Read More »

Are Muslims fatalists?

June 16, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Belief in the Divine Will and Decree.

Are Muslims fatalists?   Praise be to Allaah. Fatalists are those who think that a person has no choice in what he does and is compelled to do it, and that his actions are like the actions of a tree which is moved by the wind. Their opposites are those who think that a person • Read More »

The husband gets angry when his wife gives birth to a girl

June 16, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: ‘Aqeeqah and rulings on the new-born, Belief in the Divine Will and Decree.

Some of the Muslims, may Allaah guide them, get angry when Allaah blesses them with daughters, and they get very upset when a daughter arrives. I also know someone who has threatened to divorce his wife if she produces a daughter. I hope that you can shed some light on this topic from the point • Read More »

Is it permissible to say “circumstances willed” or “circumstances dictated”?

June 16, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Belief in the Divine Will and Decree.

I read in some stories, literary works and journalistic articles the phrase  “circumstances willed” or “circumstances dictated”, or “fate decreed”. What is the ruling on these phrases?   Praise be to Allaah. These are inappropriate phrases, because circumstances and fate do not have a will. The great scholar Muhammad ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah preserve him) • Read More »

Is it permissible to plan to do something in the future even though when death comes it cannot be put off?

June 16, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Belief in the Divine Will and Decree.

I wanted to ask whether it is wrong to plan something I mean that we have to do this tommorrow or next month or next year? Though I strongly believe that death may come any moment.   Praise be to Allaah. There is nothing to prevent a person from making plans and estimating what he • Read More »

Belief in al-Qadaa’ wa’l-Qadar (Divine will and decree)

June 16, 2014 | By islamqalive | No Comments | Filed in: Belief in the Divine Will and Decree.

What is the status of sabr (patience) in Islam? What should the Muslim bear with patience?   Praise be to Allaah. Belief in al-Qadaa’ wa’l-Qadar (Divine will and decree) is one of the pillars of faith. The Muslim’s faith is not complete unless he knows that whatever befalls him could not have missed him, and whatever misses • Read More »