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Guidance & Free Will: Why Didn't God Make Everyone Good

Guidance & Free Will: Why Didn't God Make Everyone Good

Do we have free will? Why didn’t God make everyone good? Why are there good people and bad people?  And then in the end the bad people go to hell? How do these questions relate to the issue of human being freedom of choice and free will? Join Ustadh Fadel Soliman as he answers these puzzling …

How to Understand Fate and Free Will

How to Understand Fate and Free Will?

Short Answer: It is our very lack of knowledge which gives us free will. God’s knowledge covers everything created, its past and its future. Destiny as conceived by Islam, therefore, does not take away our freedom of choice and action. __________________________________________ Salam Dear Tarique, Thank you very much for your question and for contacting Ask …

What is Meant by (Free Choice) in Islam

What is Meant by (Free Choice) in Islam?

Salam Dear Brother, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. The question of ‘free choice’, and whether a human being has free choice or is under compulsive predetermination, is an old question. There were classical philosophical arguments for either argument, which either claimed that (1) the whole universe is like a large …

Didn't Choose to Exist: Why Are We Responsible?

Didn't Choose to Exist: Why Are We Responsible?

Wa Alaykom Assalam Dear Brother, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. We highly appreciate your keenness to seek the truth about the purpose of our creation and our responsibility towards our deeds. Muslims believe that it is God (Allah) who created everything and it is He who has the control …

Are We Entitled to Our Own Free Will?

Are We Entitled to Our Own Free Will?

Salam Dear Muhammad, Thank you for your interesting question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Belief in the divine destiny is one of the main articles of the Islamic creed. When asked by angel Gabriel about faith, the Prophet (peace be upon him) replied: “…It is to believe in Allah, His angels, His Books, His …

Are We Judged for What’s Already Destined

Are We Judged for What’s Already Destined?

Salam Dear Brother, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Allah has wrote His plan and kept it in what is called the “Preserved Tablet.” He had this plan before He created anything. Then, humans, like the jinn, were created with a free will. We are free to choose between good …

Are We Entirely Free

Are We Entirely Free?

Salam Dear Karim, Thank you very much for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Whether humans have free will or not is one of the most debated questions in philosophy and religion. The problem can be stated thus: If God is in full control, humans cannot have freedom, as everything is pre-determined by …



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