When a person is afflicted, he cries unto Us; but when We confer upon him a favor from Ourself, he says: This has been given to me on account of my own knowledge. He does not realize that it is a trial: but most of them know not. [Al Quran 39:49]
Nearly all Black Americans believe in God or another higher power, according to a recent Pew Research Center survey, including about three-quarters who believe in God as described in the Bible or other holy scriptures. A new Fact Tank post takes a closer look at the nature of these beliefs and notes that 81% of U.S. Black adults believe God has the power to control what goes on in the world, and 68% believe in a God who directly determines all or most of what happens in their lives.