Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Are Muslims fatalists?


Muslims fatalists?

Praise be to Allaah. 

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 creates or initiates his own deeds. The Ahl
al-Sunnah wa’l-Jamaa’ah (Sunni Muslims who follow the way
of the Prophet
` (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)) follow a
middle path between these two extremes and believe that man has a free
will but that this will is subject to the Will of Allaah. A person does
not initiate his own deeds, neither is he compelled to do what he does; he
can decide for himself, within the framework of the Will of Allaah. And
Allaah knows best.


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