Seeking treatment and livelihood do not contradict belief in the Divine Decree


A: Seeking ways to treat an illness or to make a living, and other similar activities are not contrary to the belief in Divine Decree, because it is Allah (Glorified be He) Who decides destiny and it is also Him Who orders us to seek the means. (Part No. 3; Page No. 535) Matters are facilitated according to what they have been created for, as is related in the Sahih (authentic) Hadith. Therefore, it is permissible to take lawful medication as this is also part of Allah's Divine Decree. As `Umar (may Allah be pleased with) said, when he prevented people from entering a land that had the plague, "We escape from Allah's Divine Decree to Allah's Divine Decree."May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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