Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood is a British Muslim author who served as Head of Religious Studies at William Gee High School, Hull, England. She is the author of some forty books on Islam and other subjects. Before converting to Islam in 1986, she was a devout Christian who earned a degree in Christian theology in 1963 at Hull University, and the post-graduate certificate in education in 1964 with distinction in both theory and practice.
We all like to think that we are free, and that we have freewill when making our choices in life – but let us think for a moment about the realities of the situation. Are we really born to be free? And if so, in what ways? What does this mean for us?