By Prof Madya Dr Rafidah Hanim
Yes, ajal is dictated by Qada and Qadar. But Islam emphasizes on the importance of ikhtiar and sound knowledge, and improve our decision with each experience and knowledge.
There is this wide misconception that natural means Islamic. Natural means leaving things in the hands of Allah SWT. Active interventions mean otherwise, that one is not having enough faith because one depends too much on another human, or on technologies.
This is wrong.