Dua for long lifeCategory: QuestionsDua for long life
Syeda Haniah Fatima asked 12 months ago

can we pray for long life in dua for our beloved one?  As our destiny is written, but it is also said that taqdeer can be changed by dua, but I’m confused because it is already said that day of death is written in destiny, so by praying and giving sadaqa can this be also changed.
Plz if can elaborate

1 Answers
mehdi answered 12 months ago

أعوذ بالله من الشيطان الرجيم

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As Salaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,

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Questions related to Aqidah (Belief / Creed / Doctrine / Theology), like Concerning (Qada’) Destiny and Decree (Qadar) you can refer to the Holy Qur’an (specially Surah Al-Qadr),  Nahjul Balagha, Al-Ṣaḥīfa al-Sajjādīyya  and Dua / Ziyarat book like Mafatih al-Jinan (Keys to Heavens) (مفاتیح الجنان).  You can speak to, and study books written by Qualified Shia Scholars (Ulama / The Learned Ones) especially the ones who specialize in Aqidah as a reference to formulate your Belief.

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