Actions should be ascribed to Allah, not His attributes – Shaykh al-Fawzan

Question: What is the ruling on saying “Fate wanted”? It is for example said “I wanted to visit him but fate wanted something else”.

Shaykh al-Fawzân: It is not allowed that actions are ascribed to the Attributes so that one says: “Fate wanted”, “The will of Allâh wanted” or the like. One should however say: “Allâh wanted” and “Allâh (subhânahu wa ta’âlâ) decided”.  Actions should be ascribed to Allâh, not His attributes.

Source: Sharh Lum´at-il-I´tiqâd, p. 298

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