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DIVINE DESTINY AND HUMAN'S FREE WILL
The Meaning of Destiny and Decree

Why is Destiny Included in the Essentials of Belief

Divine Decree and Destiny from Different View Points
   Are manís actions really predetermined, and then recorded during his life-history?(The meaning of the Manifest Record and Manifest Book)
If we are so bound by Divine Destiny, then doesnít belief in it cause trouble and discomfort to the soul desirous of continuous activity and self-perfection?
How Can Divine Destiny and Human Free Will be Reconciled?
  Is Islamic viewpoint of Destiny and human free will compatible with fatalism?
  Manís actions are the result of his preference between two alternatives, which is of nominal significance. If a necessary cause does not exist which forces him to make a preference, then this means that the act of preference takes place without a necessary cause. Is it not a logical impossibility which contradicts one of the most important principles of theology?
  Since it is God Who creates the act of murder, why is he who kills called a murderer?
Divine Destiny and Decree, and Divine Grace
Whatever Destiny Determines is Good
If man has only a nominal share in his acts because his free will does not possess creative ability, why do we read in the holy Quran that the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth takes manís rebellion so seriously?
What is the divine reason for calamities?
Is there an aspect of true beauty in everything, even in the things which appear to be the ugliest?
Are we victims of Destiny?Do we have any part in the calamities befalling us?
How can you explain why so insignificant a thing as free will causes one to deserve eternal Paradise or Hell?
Intention
The Prophet says that at the sixth week of the embryoís development, God sends an angel to write whether it will be righteous and prosperous or wicked and condemned. What does this mean, and how can we reconcile it with human free will?
What does Islamic fitra (primordial nature) mean?
What does guidance mean, and can we guide someone else?

Last Updated on November 27, 2000

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