WHAT IS TAQDEER, FATE OR DESTINY?
BY REHAN ALLAHWALA
We normally believe that our fate has been pre destined, then why do we need to work, because how much we work hard we would get what has been written in our fate. Since a young age I used to get confused by all these things. There was a professor to whom I listened, he said once an astrologer came to him and said that whatever he would write in a piece of paper the astrologer would tell him without seeing the paper, well the professor wrote something and kept the paper in the cupboard as asked by the astrologer, then he asked the professor to remove the paper and when matched both the papers had the same writing.
The astrologer who is a human being had the power to know what the other person has written, and then Allah is Almighty , he does have the
power to know what will happen in the future of each and every individual and that is called TAQDEER or FATE. Whatever you are going to do in the future also ALLAH knows it in advance, but what you will be doing will be with your free will.
Fate is not what ALLAH has written for us in advance, but what we will be doing with our free will. ALLAH the almighty knows it in advance, he has the knowledge of the past and future as well.