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    Question ID: 62298Country: India

    Title: Cause and effect reasoning allowed in islam or not.Should we only believe God do it,ignoring cause and effect reasoning

    Question: I am a devote Muslim and Islam comes naturally to me but I am also a person who believes in scientific reasoning! Are both these things compatible or should I change my approach in order to be good Muslim? Like I believe in putting all the things in place to accomplish it and then leaving it to God! Should I leave everything on God ignoring the cause and effect of things?

    Answer ID: 62298

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 105/105/M=02/1437) There is no harm in believing on scientific research and reasoning if they are compatible with reasons set up by Shariah and are not against the Quran and Hadith. The world affairs are associated with causes; hence one should adopt any source first and then should trust in Allah. It is not against Islamic teachings to adopt lawful cause but one must not believe that the cause is effective in itself, rather it is only Allah who puts the effect in all the things and thus only Allah is the real Effecter.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India