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Fluctuation of Iman

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Thursday, 18 October 2007 22:43

Question: From these two ayats (verses):

فأما الذين آمنوا فزادتهم ايمانا

the revelation of this surah increases the faith of the believers [9:124]

واذا تليت عليهم اياته زادتهم ايمانا

and when the verses of Allah Ta`ala are recited to them it increases their iman [8:2]
 

it is understood that fluctuation does occur in iman whereas the view of Imam Abu Hanifah is: 

   الايمان لا يزيد و لا ينقص

Iman does not fluctuate

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Answer: There is no fluctuation in the actual Iman. Yes, with regards to the elements of faith, Iman can fluctuate. For example, ten ayaat were revealed and one believes in them. Thereafter another ten ayaat were revealed and one brought Iman in that also.

So it is evident that before the second ten ayaat were revealed one's iman was lesser with respect to the elements of faith. After the second ten ayaat were revealed one's iman increased in this respect.

In the two ayaat mentioned above, this is the meaning of the increase in Iman.

 

   

Taqdeer is actually the knowledge of Allah Ta`ala

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Thursday, 18 October 2007 22:40

Hadrat once said: In South Africa a person once told me that he does not believe in taqdeer. I told him that taqdeer is actually the knowledge of Allah Ta`ala and whoever denies the knowledge of Allah Ta`ala is a jahil (ignoramus).

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Categories of miracles

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Thursday, 18 October 2007 22:39

Question: What is the difference between Mu`jizah and Karamat? 

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Answer: Supernatural feats are either carried out by nabi or a non-nabi. If it occurs at the hand of a nabi the it could either be before his claiming nubuwwat or after. If is before then this is called irhaas.


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Is there bad luck in anything?

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Thursday, 18 October 2007 22:38

It is commonly known that there is misfortune in three things, in a woman, an animal and a house. In another hadith it appears that if there was such a thing as misfortune then it would have been in these three things.

Hadrat Mujaddid Alf-e-Thaani has written that misfortune has been lifted from this ummah.
   

The Episode of Shah Ahlullah Sahib

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Thursday, 18 October 2007 22:36

Question: Hadrat, what is the incident regarding Shah Ahlullah Sahib? 

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Answer: Once the state police came to Shah Sahib and produced an order of summons. He thought to himself that sometimes the king summons to enquire about shar`ee matters. Therefore he accompanied them. Instead of their taking him to the king's palace they took him towards the jungle. He thought that perhaps the king was out hunting and ordered for him to be brought there. However through their behaviour he soon realised that they were not humans.


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