Doubts & questions


A scholar approached Hakim al Umma Mawlana Ashraf Ali Thanawi (Allah have mercy on him). He stated that he had some questions and doubts about the belief of pre-determination of affairs (taqdeer). He added that he had done extensive research about this topic and read almost all the major texts regarding this issue. However, he still remained unsatisfied.

Hakim al Umma replied that this was not the way to approach the matter of doubts and questions.

A thorough reply may for the time being provide a satisfying answer. However, this is usually for a short duration. The lower self (nafs) comes up with an antithesis or another more powerful question or doubt. Thus, it becomes a vicious cycle. Answers leading to more questions and doubts.

The need is to cease this random whispering of nafs and Satan that created this problem in the first place.

The most effective way to do so if to stay in the company of a perfect (kamil) Shaikh for some duration.

This pious company will create deep love and strong connection with Allah. This in turn will remove all doubts and questions.

Malfuz paraphrased

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