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- n. Divine intervention in the affairs of humans; fate, predestination.
Outspoken Tunisian writer Naziha Rejiba's eloquent references to old-world media and Arabic literary traditions were most poignant when she repeated the mantra from a compatriot's poem that became the Tunisian revolt's anthem: "Iza al shaabu youman arad al hayat, fa la budd an yastajeebul qadar" loosely translated: if a people wants life, fate must comply.
He (the Messenger of Allah) answered, "It is that you believe in Allah and His angels and His Books and His Messengers and in the Last Day, and in fate (qadar), both in its good and in its evil aspects."
Dengan sunnah-Mu menjelang kini tahun baru yang telah Engkau tentukan mengikut qada dan qadar di Loh Mahfuz-Mu.
Kemungkinan pintu syurga terbuka luas tatkala lailatul qadar diturunkan.
"Good and evil happen according to destiny (qada) and decree (qadar) of God for good or evil" (al-Ashari, quoted in Macdonald, Muslim Theology, p. 295; cited in