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October 2 2016
Maktub is an arabic word which literally means it is written.
It means fate or destiny.
The idea of the Maktub is beautiful, but it is dangerous for you to assume you already know what is written up there! I mean when God first created the Pen he ordered it to write:
1) what once was
2) what will be
AND 3) what never was, if it it came into being, how ill it be!
Don’t forget this third dimension of the “Maktub”!
From mystical point of view, it points to the fact that whatever happens is already known to the One.
It signifies that Destiny exists.
It points finger to the fact that everything is already known to God.
“From a mystical point of view, it [Maktub] points to the fact that whatever happens is already known to the One.
It signifies destiny exists and points a finger to the fact that everything is already known to God”
Maktub indicates that He has written all and people should not fear because everything happens for a reason and we are all in His hands.
God understands what is to come in our lives because He did write our destinies.
Maktub means “It is written” in Arabic. The concept of maktub and determinism are greatly incorporated in Islam.
“Determinism is the philosophical view that, given certain initial conditions, everything that ensues is bound to happen as it does and in no other possible way; thus,nothing in nature is contingent, nor is there any room for human freedom”
This statement shows how fate is the major determinant of one’s destiny and that no outer force can disrupt it.
Even one’s self does not obtain the ability to change their own destiny.
Maktub, thus, is a key principle to those who are Islamic.
The religion of Islam also believes that major events are fated and decreed by God: many [followers] are thus optimistic of their future and destiny which God has already planned out.
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