Taqdeer

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: There are many questions in my mind that are revolving and telling me that my Imaan is not complete.

1. Shaytaan is continuously saying to me that it doesn’t matter what you do your Imaan is not complete because I am unable to understand the basics of Islam completely. One example is Al-qadar. I believe on everything Allah has revealed on our Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) which includes taqdeer. But believing and understanding are two different things right ? Am I obliged to understand concept of taqdeer ?

2. Second thing that is worrying me is dispute of scholars. Like they have different very different opinions in some matters. One example is that if Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) was light (noor) or bashar (human). Now I am really worried that if I believe one opinion of the scholar and what if the other one was right? I will be in great trouble on the day of judgment? Similar is the case with other issues in which scholars have dispute like some says taking waseela of prophet in dua is right and others say its wrong. Here I am worried as well that what if i accept one opinion and in reality the other was right ? I again will be ashamed on day of judgment ? Likewise, I am really confused that because of these scholars if i adopt a wrong aqeedah I will be punished and doomed on the day of judgment. I know that I should read Qur’an and Hadith to find the right path but again after reading Qur’an I do need to read tafseer to understand and there again different scholars take and interpret aayats in different manners. I am really really scared of Allah and His punishment. All scholars have different opinions and I am totally unable to recognize and choose the right one.

Bismillaah

A:

1. To understand it in brief is sufficient, that everything has been destined by Allah Ta`ala.

2. This is not from among the articles of faith. Hence your imaan is not going to be affected in the least.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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