“No, do perform good deeds, for everyone is facilitated in that for which he has been created. The fortunate will be facilitated in doing the deeds of the fortunate ones and unfortunate will be facilitated in doing the deeds of the unfortunate ones!”

Then he recited this verse:

“As for he who gives to the needy and seeks refuge in Allah and confirms the Word of Unity, We will facilitate him toward Paradise. But as for he who withholds and considers himself free of need and denies the Word of Unity, We will facilitate him toward Hell (Quran 92:5-10).” (Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud, Tirmidhi)


Imran bin Husain (r.a.) narrates:

“Once I asked Rasulullah (saw): “O Rasulullah, have the people of paradise been distinguished from the people of hell (with Allah’s preordainment)?”

Upon which Rasulullah (saw) said; 

“Yes, they have been distinguished.”

“If the people of heaven and hell have already been predetermined then why should those who do good deeds and engage in prayers continue to do so?” 

“Everyone will do what he has been created for, whatever has been predestined for him, he will carry that out” he answered. (Bukhari, Tajrid 2062)


Abu Huraira reported Allah's Rasul (saw) as saying: 

“Verily, a person performs deeds for a long time like the deeds of the people of Paradise. Then his deeds are terminated like the deeds of the people of Hell and, verily, a person performs deeds like the people of Fire for a long time, and then this deed of his is ultimately followed by the deeds of the people of Paradise.”

Sahl b. Sa'd reported it from Allah's Rasul (saw) that a person apparently performs the deeds of the people of Paradise in public, while he is destined to be among the dwellers of Hell, and a person acts apparently like the people of Hell, while in fact he is destined to be among the dwellers of Paradise.


Muslim narrated that Tawus al-Yamani said: I found some of the companions of Rasulullah (saw), saying:

“Everything is by decree.”

Tawus added: I heard Abdullah ibn Umar say that Rasulullah said:

“Everything is by decree – even incapacity and ability.”


Abu Huraira reported Allah's Rasul (saw) as saying:

“Verily Allah has fixed the very portion of adultery which a man will indulge in, from which he cannot escape. The adultery of the eye is the lustful look, and the adultery of the tongue is the licentious speech, the heart desires and yearns, which the parts may or may not put into effect.”


Ubayy b. Ka'b reported that Allah’s Rasul (saw) said: 

“The young man whom Khadir killed was a non-believer by his very nature and had he survived he would have involved his parents in defiance and unbelief.”


Aisha, the mother of the believers, reported that a child died and I said: “There is happiness for this child who is a bird from amongst the birds of Paradise.” 

Thereupon Allah's Rasul (saw) said: 

“Don't you know that Allah created Paradise and He created Hell and He created the dwellers of Paradise and the dwellers of Hell?”

Aisha, the mother of the believers, said that Allah's Rasul (saw) was called to lead the funeral prayer of a child of the Ansar. I said: “Allah's Rasul, there is happiness for this child who is a bird from the birds of Paradise for it committed no sin nor has he reached the age when one can commit sin.” 

He said:

“Aisha, per adventure, it may be otherwise, because Allah created for Paradise those who are fit for it while they were yet in their father's loins and created for Hell those who are to go to Hell while they were yet in their father's loins.”


Narrated by Abu Huraira (r.a.):

Rasulullah (saw) said:

“Adam and Moses argued with each other. Moses said to Adam, ‘Are you Adam, whom Allah created with His own hands and blew into from His Spirit, and made His angels prostrate before you, and made you live in Paradise in comfort and ease, yet with your mistake you expelled us all from Paradise!?’ 

Adam said to him, ‘Are you Moses, whom Allah selected as a Rasul and to whom He spoke directly and conferred upon you the tablets in which everything was clearly explained and granted you the audience in order to have a confidential talk with you. What is your opinion, how long ago was the Torah written before I was created? 

Moses said: Forty years before. 

Adam said: Did you not see these words: Adam committed an error and he was enticed to (do so). 

He (Moses) said: Yes. 

Whereupon, he (Adam) said: Do you then blame me for an act which Allah had ordained for me forty years before He created me?” 

Allah's Rasul (saw) said: 

“This is how Adam evidently prevailed over Moses.”


Abdullah b. 'Amr b. al-'As reported: I heard Allah's Rasul (saw) as saying: 

“Allah ordained the measures (of quality) of the creation fifty thousand years before He created the heavens and the earth, as His Throne was upon water.”


Abu Huraira (ra) reported Allah's Rasul (saw) as saying: 

“A strong believer is better and is more lovable to Allah than a weak believer, and there is good in everyone, but cherish that which gives you benefit (in the Hereafter) and seek help from Allah and do not lose heart, and if anything in the form of trouble comes to you, don't say : If I had not done that, it would not have happened so and so, but say: Allah did that what He had ordained to do, for your "if" opens the gate for the Satan.”


Tirmidhi narrates:

Omar (r.a.) asked: “O Rasulullah, what do you say, are our activities created as we engage in them, or have they already been predestined?”

Rasulullah (saw) answered:

“O Hattab’s son, everyone is facilitated to carry out that which has been predestined for him. He who is from the good will strive for the good, and he who is from the bad will strive for the bad!”


Narrated by Salman (ra):

“Nothing increases one's lifespan except good deeds, and nothing repels Divine Decree except prayer (supplication).”


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