reply to post by DAF
Fate or predestination, is a Divine manifestation in our lives, God alone can know our fate but it is us who ultimately determine our fate by our
actions and by the choices we make in our lives. To put it simply, our fate or destiny is closely intertwined with our free will. The pre-destination
at death are Paradise and Hell, all of us has the free will to choose where we go after our life on earth is finished. We define our choices by our
actions, we are given guidelines on how to reach both destinations. There is the straight path shown to us by the Holy Prophets of God; worship of the
One true God and doing righteous works by following God's Laws. And there is also the crooked path, and God has warned us of our open enemy Satan,
who is the patron of those who disobey Him and the destination of those who will follow him.
Humans share a common fate, that is the fate of certain death. It was said that this fate is written in our book while we are still at the womb of our
There is a hadith (tradition of Prophet Muhammad) on this subject that describes this. It was narrated by his companion `Abdullah (may Allah be
pleased with him) as follows:
Allah’s messenger (peace and blessings be upon him), as inspired by God said;
“Each one of you was collected within the womb of his mother for forty days, and then turns into a clot [or something that clings] for an equal
period [of forty days] and turns into a piece of flesh for a similar period [of forty days] and then Allah sends an angel and orders him to write four
things, i.e., his provision, his age [at death], and whether he will be of the wretched or the blessed [in the Hereafter].
Then the soul is breathed into him. And by Allah, a person among you [or a man] may do deeds of the people of the Hellfire till there is only a cubit
or an arm-breadth distance between him and the Hellfire, but then that writing [which Allah has ordered the angel to write] precedes, and then he does
the deeds of the people of Paradise and enters it; and a man may do the deeds of the people of Paradise till there is only a cubit or two between him
and Paradise, and then that writing precedes and he does the deeds of the people of the Fire and enters it.”
God brought us forth from the womb of our mothers knowing nothing, He gave us hearing and sight and hearts and taught us what we don't know, for this
alone we should spend our whole life praising and loving Him, but most people even try to deny Him, and those who do acknowledge Him ascribe a partner
to Him, except those who truly benefited from the teachings of the Holy Prophets.