Giving Up to Fate: a Faith Or Excuse?

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Hi my beloved readers, now I’m gonna discuss about common thing in reality, that’s whether surrendering ourself for a fate is about our faith or just a reason to run from life problematics and challenges.

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Basically, it has been writen in the holly Qur’an that we were born within our fate, that’s in Qur’an Surah Yasiin [verse 12] whose translation is:

Verily, We give life to the dead, and We record that which they send before (them), and their traces (their footsteps and walking on the earth with their legs to the mosques for the five compulsory congregational prayers, Jihad (struggle in Allahs Cause) and all other good and evil they did, and that which they leave behind), and all things We have recorded with numbers (as a record) in a Clear Book. {Qur’an Surah Yasiin [verse 12]}

Yes, according to Yasiin [verse 12] it’s right that Allah swt knows about how everything is gonna be. Unfortunatelly, in some cases, somebody is too confident by only holding on this surah. They close their minds after trying to interpret this surah nakedly. Whereas, the Creator encloses an extraordinary tool within ourself namely brain in which lets us think universally. As a knowledgeable creatures, we may not stop our mind at something that limits the nature of a glorious creation.

The following surah will not only help us to set ourself free from something fanatic but also be the evidence that Allah swt really creates us as a perfect human, not a puppet. This is English translation of Qur’an Surah Ar-Ra’d [verse 11]:

For each one are successive [angels] before and behind him who protect him by the decree of Allah. Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves. And when Allah intends for a people ill, there is no repelling it. And there is not for them besides Him any patron. {Qur’an Surah Ar-Ra’d [verse 11]}

Reading the last surah translation opens our mind perfectly that we won’t be being everything we wanna be if we don’t have any struggle at all for that. Interpreting it will also help us to reveal the first surah meaning.

First surah explains much about Allah’s knowledge which covers entire universe including before and after its creation. But it doesn’t mean that fate forces human in doing anything or in the other words, we don’t have any authority for our choices or struggles in life. It means that Allah’s knowledge tends to reveal everything that would apply for a cause, rather than forcing.

There is a good analogy about fate from Prof. Dr. Qahtan al-Duri, lecture of World Islamic Sciences And Education University (WISE), who is now teaching Nadzoriyatu al-Ta’assuf fi Isti’mal al-Haq (Theory of Rights Abuse). He analogizes Allah’s knowledge to the creatures as a teacher who deeply knows about each of their students, it’s about who will be glorious or even fail among students according to their observations and experiences. But, their knowledges about their students will never make them successful or fail, because a success or failure depends on their own effort.

The second analogy is when someone wants to lift a glass of water to have a drink. The action to lift the glass comes from their intention, but the authority to be capable of lifting it comes from Allah swt permission. It clearly means that human intention to choose doing something is in their hands. In the other hand, an action to always give everything up to the fate without firstly struggling stains the nature of precious creation by the greatest Creator namely Allah swt.

The only reason why fate is hidden, because Allah swt creates human rather than a puppet. Achievement, instead of waiting. Empathy within certainty.

That’s all knowledges I can collect and arrange about fate, Islam version. As an imperfect human, I realize that I’ll never miss from mistakes, and for that, I do apologize if there are some mistakes in my thinking. I do hope Allah swt rescues me from devil that will erase the value of my good intention.

Finally, based on the knowledge, I suggest you not to set fate as an excuse to run from life problematics and challenges. Do not blame it on anyone or anything. Just stand for yourself and entrust the result to Allah swt.

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Sources:

  1. mufakkir-islami.blogspot.com
  2. hjanhar.blogspot.com
  3. www.iqrasearch.com
  4. quran.com

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