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Qadr as an Islamic term is parallel to the western doctrines of Predestination. This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ...



In Islam, "predestination" is the usual English language rendering of a belief that Muslims call al-qada wa al-qadar in Arabic. The phrase means "the divine decree and the predestination"; al-qadar derives from a root that means to measure out. For other uses, including people named Islam, see Islam (disambiguation). ... The Arabic language (Arabic: ‎ translit: ), or simply Arabic (Arabic: ‎ translit: ), is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. ...

The phrase reflects a Muslim doctrine that God has measured out the span of every person's life, their lot of good or ill fortune, and whether they will follow the straight (righteous) path or not. When referring to the future, Muslims frequently qualify any predictions of what will come to pass with the phrase Insha'Allah, Arabic for "if God wills." The phrase recognises that human knowledge of the future is limited, and that all that may or may not come to pass is under the control of God. Look up Future in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... InshaAllah (ان شاء الله ) is an Arabic phrase evoked by Muslims to indicate hope for an aforementioned event to occur in the future. ...


A Shi'a site explains [1]:

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Ibn Umar was the son of the 2nd Caliph Umar ibn Khattab. ...


The first man who discussed about Qadr in Basra was Ma'bad al-Juhani. Mabad ibn Kalid al-Juhani (d. ...


  1. ^ [1] [2]
  2. ^ See Murtada Mutahhari, Sayri dar Nahj al-balaghah, pp.69-76, where the author has discussed the difference between the approach of the Nahj al-balaghah to the problems of theology and metaphysics and the approach of Muslim mutakallimun and philosophers to such problems. (Translator)
  3. ^ 431 hadith found in 'The Book of Faith (Kitab Al-Iman)' of Sahih Muslim. [3]



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