Musa Jarullah's thought on predestination

Thesis Type: Postgraduate

Institution Of The Thesis: Uludağ Üniversitesi, Turkey

Approval Date: 2009

Thesis Language: Turkish




Musa Carullah Bigiyev, who almost wrote in every field of Islamic Sciences, had lived in a very important period of history. Because XIX. Century was a period where a lot of tragic events took place in Islamic world as well as the beginning of the tadjdid (reform) movement period. Musa Caruallah had tried to bring a positive look from an Islamic perspective, in regard of universal Islamic message, to the events that occured in his time. His thoughts about predestination are very important. According to him predestination and related subjecs, such as resignation (tawakkul), were misinterprated and that prevented Muslims from progress. Through this misinterpretation people became lazy and chose abstaining from worldy affaires. He believes that thise terms should give courage to Muslims not laziness. He admits the predestination but also accepts the free will.In this study, we have tried to explain the ideas of Musa Carullah on the subject of predestination. At first, we present a short information about author's life and his thoughts about predestination. Than his thoughts about predestination examined and explained through Kalam methodology. It is true that he did not solve decisively the predestinaton problem, but interprated this subject in the best possible way to make it useful for Islamic community.