Hadith on Destiny: Refuge from Unfortunate Decrees and Calamity

📖Sahih Muslim 2707
It was narrated from Abu Huraira that: Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ) used to seek refuge (in Allah) from the evil of what has been decreed, from misery, from the mockery of (triumphant) enemies, and from severe Calamity.

  • This hadith From Sahih Muslim 2707, narrates that the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) used to seek refuge in Allah from various forms of evil, including what has been decreed, misery, mockery of enemies, and severe calamity. Regarding the concept of decree in Islam, it is believed that Allah has knowledge of everything that will happen, and He has decreed everything that will come to pass. This includes both good and bad things. However, human beings still have free will and are responsible for their actions. They have the ability to make choices and take actions, and they will be held accountable for those choices and actions on the Day of Judgment. The belief in predestination and free will can sometimes seem contradictory, but in Islam, they are both considered to be true. Allah knows what will happen, but human beings still have the ability to choose their actions. It is important for Muslims to accept Allah’s decree and strive to make the best choices they can within the boundaries of Islamic teachings. As for why Allah decrees certain things, it is ultimately beyond human understanding. Muslims believe that Allah is all-knowing and all-wise, and that everything He does is for a reason, even if we cannot always understand that reason. The best we can do is to trust in Allah and strive to live our lives in accordance with His teachings.