Belief in Allah's Will & Divine Decree

Belief in Allah's Will & Divine Decree

There are things we must all know as Muslims:

1. The 5 pillars of faith - how we are to worship Allah.

2. The 6 articles of faith - what we must believe in to be Muslim.

• Allah
• Prophets and Messengers
• Books
• Angels
• Day of Judgment
• Allah's Will and Decree

Knowledge of Allah also includes knowledge, understanding and belief in Allah's Divine Will and Predestination. Belief in this is a part of being a Muslim, and disbelief in it takes you out of Islam. So it is very important we understand this topic.

The Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) said that every nation will have its fire worshippers and the fire worshippers of his nation will be those who do not believe in Allah's decree. So we must understand that:

• You cannot change your fate.

• Allah is the Creator of everything and He creates it with knowledge.

• He knows about His creation before He creates it.

• Nothing happens without His Will and Knowledge of it, not a leaf falling, a rain drop falling or an ant crawling.

• Whether this is good or bad it is by the Will of Allah.

It is an obligation to believe in Almighty Allah's Will and Decree.

As Allah says in the interpretation of the Quran,

"Verily, We have created all this with Qadr (Divine Decree)" [Noble Quran 54:49]

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) was questioned by Jibril about belief, and in reply The Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) said: "It is to believe in Allah, His Angels, His books, His messengers, and to believe in divine destiny, both the good and bad thereof." He (Jibril) said "You have spoken rightly" [Muslim]

So we must believe in everything that happens is by the Will of Allah whether it is good or bad. We must understand that anything that was decreed to happen will happen and anything that was not decreed to happen will never happen.

No one knows what this is except Allah the Almighty.

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