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How Do I Know if a Sign Is From Allah or From the Devil?

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How do I know if a sign is from Allah or from the Devil?


Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Dear questioner,

Thank you for your important question.

All signs are from Allah. Even the Devil is one of Allah’s signs. Nothing escapes His direct control, granular management, and ultimate plan and design.

The issue is reading the signs. Reading the signs comes from spiritual literacy. Spiritual literacy comes from the Light of Allah that He gives to those who turn to him with sincerity. Turn to Allah with sincerity, and everything will make sense.

Allah Most High says, “Light upon light! Allah guides to His light whomsoever He wills.” [Qur’an, 24: 35] And He says, “Believers! If you fear Allah He will grant wonderous clarity, cleanse you of your sins, and forgive you. Allah is Lord of abounding bounty.” [Qur’an, 8: 29]

I pray this helps.

[Ustadh] Farid Dingle

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Farid Dingle has completed extensive years of study in the sciences of the Arabic language and the various Islamic Sciences. During his studies, he also earned a CIFE Certificate in Islamic Finance. Over the years he has developed a masterful ability to craft lessons that help non-Arabic speakers gain a deep understanding of the language. He currently teaches courses in the Arabic Language.

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