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Concept of Karma in Islam

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Topic: Concept of Karma in Islam
Posted By: Loveendures
Subject: Concept of Karma in Islam
Date Posted: 11 April 2013 at 5:32pm
Karma is universal. We sow what we reap. Even science talks about cause and effect. What does Islam say bout this?



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Posted By: NABA
Date Posted: 15 April 2013 at 9:51am
Qur'an mentions about this life and the life in hereafter.yes we will get results of our deeds in this life but you also observe that in the human history there were so many people who throughout their life harm others and yet lived a peaceful life themselves and died a silent death,similarly so many good people had to pay for mistakes of other people.this is the truth of this world but the real fruit we will get in the hereafter.As mentioned in Surah An Nisa ch 4 v 40-Allah is never unjust even in the least degree.in this world we might not get the right fruit or if right amount but in the hereafter we will get the right fruit and one cannot deny that in hereafter.Surah Al Mulk ch 67 v 2-Allah has created life and death in order to test you.So this life is an exam for us.


Posted By: Amin_Ger
Date Posted: 28 May 2013 at 2:25am
Interesting question. I just stumbled upon this thread and was reminded of some German friends you are Buddhist practitioners (besides being Christians as well). As far as I understood, they think, that Karma isn't about punishment or reward; it's not even about the hereafter or a next life. It's just about the simple fact, that your actions have consequences - also after your death.

E.g.:
A person who smiles a lot and talks warmly will "water the good seeds" in their friends and familiy and foster their own ability to smile and talk warmly.

So, if we take this simple concept (I hope I got it correctly), there are certainly parallels in Islam, aren't there?


Posted By: NABA
Date Posted: 29 May 2013 at 10:40pm
but the main thing in Qur'an is to strive for heaven in the hereafter,we ourselves see so much of injustice in this world,so many problems,and the right way to deal with it is with patience,for eg if a teacher forgot to send internal marks to university and the student fails because of it leading to loss of a year,in normal circumstances that student will cause harm to teacher,but if he deals with patience,then he will surely please Allah,in Surah Al Asra ch 103 v 1-3-Allah says with the token of time man is in the state if loss except those who have faith,do good deeds,resort people to truth,resort people to patience and perseverance.


Posted By: Nausheen
Date Posted: 29 June 2013 at 7:46pm
Originally posted by NABA



but the main thing in Qur'an is to strive for heaven in the hereafter,we ourselves see so much of injustice in this world,so many problems,and the right way to deal with it is with patience,for eg if a teacher forgot to send internal marks to university and the student fails because of it leading to loss of a year,in normal circumstances that student will cause harm to teacher,but if he deals with patience,then he will surely please Allah,


I don't agree with this example of patience.

Its said that if we see something wrong we correct it with our hands, if not possible then with our tongue, and if even that is not possible we reject is in our heart, and that is least amount of faith.

When someone wrongs us and its just us and this person, maybe its okay to have patience, but if the person gets the impression he got away with it and might get even more lax to do it again with someone else, its not good to just have patience.



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Wanu nazzilu minal Qurani ma huwa
Shafaa un wa rahmatun lil mo'mineena
wa la yaziduzzalimeena illa khasara.


Posted By: Nausheen
Date Posted: 29 June 2013 at 7:53pm
Originally posted by Loveendures

Karma is universal. We sow what we reap. Even science talks about cause and effect. What does Islam say bout this?


The satan disobeyed God and he fell from a high station. His final destination is hellfire, however he has been given respite. He and his commarades are out there telling people to delve into all sorts or wrong actions.

Like the satan, even they are given respite - it could be a respite of a whole lifetime or a couple of years.

The long and short is that this world is temporary and justice of God is not completed here. The final day is also called the Day of Judgement. Its on this day that God will com@plete His justice for every atom of good and every atom of bad one has done.

Thus final realization of ones karma may or may not happen in this ephimeral world during ones mortal life - but it will happen ultimately.

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Wanu nazzilu minal Qurani ma huwa
Shafaa un wa rahmatun lil mo'mineena
wa la yaziduzzalimeena illa khasara.


Posted By: NABA
Date Posted: 30 June 2013 at 9:50am
at nausheen it is very easy to say that but practically it is difficult because sometimes the one in front of U may b powerful,sometimes we need to put everything to Allah.



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