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Taqdeer

Definition of Taqdeer: Everything good or bad that takes place in this world is from Allah Ta’ala.
  1. Allah Ta’ala has the knowledge of everything before He creates it.
  2. Allah Ta’ala has given us the willpower to choose between doing right and wrong.
  3. Allah’s Ta’ala has knowledge of whatever good or bad we will do even before He created us.
  4. All good is from Allah Ta’ala alone and all misfortunes happen only with the will of Allah Ta’ala. Therefore, we should neither be boastful about any favour we enjoy nor should we grieve about any misfortune. We should be grateful for the favours and be patient at the time of misfortune.
  5. It is absolutely necessary to believe in Taqdeer.
  6. We believe that success and failure lies only in the hands of Allah Ta’ala.
  7. However, we should not discuss this belief in detail because Rasulullah J has stopped us from doing so.
Just as an architect draws a plan before building a house, taqdeer is the plan of Allah Ta’ala for every person before He even creates him. Thereafter we live our lives according to the plan of Allah.
General Beliefs

  1. One’s Imaan will only be complete when one regards Allah Ta’ala and Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) as true in everything and accepts everything from them.
  2. By making dua and giving charity on behalf of those who passed away benefits them. Rewards reach them and these actions are beneficial to him.
  3. No one knows the unseen except Allah Ta’ala. However, some things are made known to prophets, pious people and sometimes even ordinary people.
  4. When a person dies, two angels come to him. One’s name is Munkar and the other’s name is Nakeer. They will ask him, “Who is your creator? What is your Deen?” and while pointing towards Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), they will ask “Who is this person?” If the person was a strong believer, he will answer all the questions correctly. Thereafter there will be all types of comforts for him. A window towards Jannah will be opened for him from which a cool fragrant breeze will continue blowing and he will sleep peacefully. As for the one who is not a believer, to all the questions he will reply, “I do not know, I do not know.” Thereafter he will be punished right until the Day of Qiyaamah. Allah Ta’ala saves some people from this test (of questioning). All these things are known to the dead person only. We cannot see these things.
  5. After death, the dead person is shown his final abode every morning and evening. A Jannati is shown his place in Jannah and a Jahannami is shown his place in Jahannam.
  6. Whenever a person makes taubah (repents) sincerely, Allah Ta’ala accepts his taubah (repents) and forgives the sins he committed. However, at the time of death, when he sees the angel of death, neither is taubah, nor Imaan accepted.
  7. Allah Ta’ala has the full power and right to punish over minor sins or to forgive even major sins.
  8. Allah Ta’ala does not ever forgive kufr and shirk (without taubah). Besides these two sins, Allah Ta’ala,
    Kufr and Shirk

  1. To like kufr, the things of kufr or to make someone do an act of kufr.
  2. To ascribe partners with Allah Ta’ala.
  3. To believe in any god besides Allah Ta’ala.
  4. To believe that Jesus is God or the son of God
  5. To believe that our ancestors have the power to help us or harm us.
  6. To like kufr, the things of kufr or to make someone do an act of kufr.
  7. To regret being a Muslim because of some reason, e.g. by thinking that if I was not a Muslim I could have gained some position/ wealth or anything else.
  8. To have doubt, to reject, find fault or mock any aspect of Allah Ta’ala and Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam).
  9. To be totally fearless of the wrath and punishment of Allah Ta’ala or to despair of His mercy.
  10. To regard a sin to be permissible. If one regards a sin to be a sin, no matter how serious it may be, one will remain a Muslim. However, committing the sin will weaken one’s Imaan.
  11. To ask someone of unseen things and to believe in them, such as consulting fortune tellers, etc.
  12. To mock any prophet, angel or teaching of Islaam.
  13. To ask anyone besides Allah Ta’ala for the fulfilment of one’s needs, sustenance or children.
  14. To make an offering in the name of anyone besides Allah Ta’ala.
  15. To sacrifice an animal in order to rid oneself of a jinn or evil spirit.
  16. To tie a coin on the arm or a string around the neck in the name of someone.
  17. To keep pictures of animate objects.
  18. To regard someone as having power to cause benefit or harm. (The correct belief is that one can only be given benefit or harm if Allah Ta’ala wills).
  19. To give priority to customs and other things over the commands of Allah Ta’ala.
  20. To regard certain months or dates as unlucky.
  21. To think that a certain person has full knowledge of all our conditions at all times.
  22. To make tawaaf around the grave or house of someone.
  23. To believe that the affairs of the world are under the influence of the stars.
  24. To believe that man ‘evolved’ from a monkey or that everything came into existence through a ‘big bang’, as is being taught in schools, etc.

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