Salaam, I'm a Muslim. I have some questions about Islam about some issues that are confusing me.
1 Is everything predestined? (I guess yes)
2 If everything is predestined, why does Allah get angry when we sin?
3 If everything is predestined, do the unbelievers who don't accept Islam do so only because Allah made it so? Do they go to Hell only because it was their destiny?
4 What happens to people who have never heard the message of Islam? Do they go to Hell?
5 Why does Allah test us when He already knows the outcome? (We test people to understand their abilities, but Allah knows everything, so why does he need to test us to understand us?)
6 Is a Muslim prays but makes mistakes, does Allah punish him for those mistakes? Is his prayers still accepted even if he made a mistake?
Aoa, there are two objectives of questioning: a) to know something which one does not know. b) question for the sake of creating an argument for not accepting the truth.
If your quest is (a), then I would recommend that offer two rakat nafal and humbly and with a lot fear ask your Allah in alone. He will definitely give the answer.
The later was the objective of munafikeens and mushrikeens at the time of Prophet Muhammad (saw).
In Qur'an, Surah Ale-Imran Ayat no. 7, Allah says that, in Qur'an there are Ayats with clear meanings and there are Ayats which have "mutashabihaats", and who doesn't want follow Qur'an they will go for "mutashabihats" so that they can get answers of reality. And Allah says that reality is only known to Allah.
brother, on net there are thousand of people with different school of thoughts, and with this serious question you might get lost with many answers.
Being a Muslim you should at least have a direct relation with Almighty Allah (but with respect and fear as He is Almighty and our creator)
To strengthen relation with Allah, here is the solution:
All you have to do is sit in a quite place facing towards Qibla, close your eyes and lips, take a deep breath and remember the name ALLAH going straight in your heart and when you release your breath recall the name HOO hits your heart. Keep doing thins as long as you can.
Repeat this twice a day (once in morning and once in evening/night) for at least one month and do not miss any of these two times. You will find this a life changing experience
This is called Qalbi zikar, for more details visit www.naqshbandiahowaisiah.com
if your quest is honest Inshallah Allah will bless you strength in Eeman - Ameen.
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1) Yes brother, everything is predestined. 2) Although everything is predestined, Allah still gets angry when we sin because, we had the choice of not sining, but we went ahead and sin anyway. 3) The unbeilievers reject Islam knowing fully it is the religion of truth. Whoever seek to find the truth, Allah will surely guide him aright. Allah destined hell for them because He knew even if their dead associates wake up from the grave, and admonished them about Islam, they will not repent. Do you think people like Abu Lahab, Abu Jahil, Abdullahi bin Ubaiy bin Salul didn't know/understand that Islam is the religion of truth? So the unbeilievers choose not to believe, and thus, Allah destined hell as their befitting abode. 4) Allah knows best what will happen to people who never had of Islam. 5) The whole life we live in the world is a test. So Allah test us in order that, when we pass the test, He Allah, will exalt our status with Him, and reward us genorously. Therefore, the tests is for our benefit, not for Him to learn of the outcome. 6) Allah forgive the mistakes of those He wish, and He punish those He wish. If you ask for His forgiveness, He is forgiven. The Most Merciful. Allah knows best.