What is the fate of Islam

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Fate is the event God has assigned to man. It is one of the most misunderstood terms in Islam.

A Muslim is convinced that ALLAH knows all future events. But the knowledge of God is not the drive for the action and therefore also not responsible for it. Rather, within the framework of the freedom granted to him, man has a degree of personal responsibility, which he must live up to by voluntarily exercising [taslim] devotion.

Furthermore, a Muslim believes that nothing happens that God's will does not allow. But at the same time, every event is a test in which you have to prove yourself through the inner attitude. The degree of fear of God [taqwa] and gratitude with which one faces the individual trials are signs of one's closeness to God. Therefore, the fate is not a rigid structure but dynamic with possible changes, among other things, in the night of the determination [lailat-ul-qadr], about which God in turn knows in advance or always knows.

Tyrants of the Umayyads and Abbasids, as well as other dynasties, have tried to teach Muslims that their rule of injustice is God's will and that it is therefore not permissible to offer resistance. Such thoughts, which mostly go back to the philosophy of the Ashariyya, are nowadays also spread by Wahhabism, among others. Man's responsibility to resist injustice and grievances is part of his area of ​​responsibility. The success of his action, however, rests with ALLAH.

Accordingly, a Muslim sees a sign in every event and rejects the term "coincidence" even if he does not understand every sign.