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Divine will and predestination


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Is this is a matter which is directly relevant to the day-to-day life of Muslims, or is it an obscure topic best left to the debates of philosophers and theologians? Does it imply that Muslims are “fatalists” who see themselves as helpless in the hands of an indifferent fate? Attitudes towards the divine will and predestination have always influenced Muslims’ daily activities. In this book Dr. Umar S. al-Ashqar explores this topic in depth explaning it in clear terms for the ordinary Muslim. Drawing always on the Qur’an and Sunnah, and on the words of the greatest scholars such as Ibn Taymiyah, he covers some of the historical debates that took place within the ummah on this matter, explains the correct view, that of Ahl as-Sunnah wal Jamaa’ah.

The true Islamic concept of Divine Will and Predestination is an empowering notion. Whilst all that happens takes place within the framework of divine will, man has freedom of choice within those parameters. This is a matter which is of interest and concern for all Muslims, one which will bring many benefits, both in this world and in the hereafter.

About the author Dr ‘Umar Sulaiman al-Ashqar

Dr. Umar Sulayman ‘Abd-Allaah al-Ashqar (عمر بن سليمان الأشقر) is the Dean of the Faculty of Islamic Law, at al-Zarqa’ University in Zarqa, Jordan. Biography He was a student of the Hadith scholar Muhammad Nasir ad-din al-Albani, though his religious views have changed significantly since Albani’s death

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  •  Divine Will and Predestination;] Al Ashqar, Islamic Creed Series
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  •  The Minor Resurrection;] Al Ashqar, Islamic Creed Series Vol 5
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