Beliefs in Taqdeer

Fatwa ID: 01987

Answered by Ustadha Mahdiyah Siddique

Question:

If a Muslim does not believe in Taqdeer (Destiny)  is he or she still a muslim?

Answer:

Bismillah

In response to your question; 

One of the fundamental factors that Iman constitutes of is Destiny (Taqdeer), so for one to be a believer; belief upon this will also be mandatory.

In a Prophetic narration; Jabir raḥimahullāh (may Allāh have mercy upon him) narrates that the Prophet of Allah subḥānahu wa ta'āla (glorified and exalted be He) said: "You can never be a Believer; as long as you do not believe in Destiny — in its good and its bad — to such an extent that he believes whatever is to afflict him; he would not have escaped it and whatever is not to happen (misses him) will not occur (was not to ever afflict him)". (Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadīth no. 2144, p.1867, Al-Kutub Al-Sitta: Darussalam.)

Only Allah Knows Best

Written by Ustadha Mahdiyah Siddique

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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