Rejecting taqdeer

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: If a Muslim does not believe in taqdeer (destiny), is he or she still a Muslim?


A: Taqdeer is part of the fundamental beliefs of Islam. If one rejects taqdeer, one will not be a believer.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

أصل التوحيد وما يصح الاعتقاد عليه يجب ان يقول آمنت بالله  وملائكته وكتبه ورسله  والبعث بعد الموت والقدر خيره وشره من الله تعالى  والحساب والميزان والجنة والنار حق كله… (منح الروض الأزهر في شرح الفقه الاكبر 46-60)

قال في شرح السنة الإيمان بالقدر فرض لازم (مرقاة 1/ 256)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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