CLARIFICATION RE ALLAH'S HIDAYAH
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
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Allah (swt) has repeatedly said in the Holy Quran that He guides whoever he wills and no one can get Allah's hidayat without Allah's permission.Further,Allah puts a seal on non believers' heart and they remain astray unless Allah wills them to be guided.My question is that how can than we expect Non Muslims to get guided to Islam if Allah does not want them to get guided.What are the pre-requisites for a Non Muslim Human to be blessed by Allah (swt) and be guided.
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In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
All human beings are given a limited free will to do right or wrong, good or evil deeds. Allah swt in His infinite wisdom knows which in His creation are prone to do good or evil deeds. That is why He says one will not receive guidance accept by His will. So when one of his own free will listens to good caution and strives to do good, Allah swt from His infinite Mercy bestows His guidance upon him. And when one of his own free will takes the path of evil and closes his ears to the truth then Allah swt seals his heart to receive any guidance.
When a good non-Muslim strives always to do good deeds Allah swt makes his path to receive guidance easy. His heart becomes soft and he begins to listen to good caution from the ayahs of the Noble Quran which leads him to believe in Allah swt and eventual success in this life and the hereafter.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,
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