Destiny and Divine Decree

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Theories on free will and determinism

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Destiny, Faith and The Meaning Of Divine Decree

What Is The Meaning Of Divine Decree And Destiny and Why Is Belief In Destiny Included In The Essentials Of Faith? Introduction The original Arabic word translated as ‘destiny’ is ‘Qadar’, meaning, in its derivations, determination, giving a certain measure and shape, dividing and judging. As a term, it is...

Divine Decree and Destiny, and Human Free Will

Divine Decree and Destiny, and Human Free Will The Arabic word translated as destiny is qadar. In its derivations, this word also means determination, giving a certain measure and shape, dividing, and judging. Muslim scholars of Islam define it as Divine measure, determination, and judgment in the creation of things....

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The Manifest Record And The Manifest Book

The Manifest Record And The Manifest Book This article covers The Manifest Record and the Manifest Book. For example, a seed exhibits Destiny in two ways: demonstrating the Manifest Record (Imamun Mubin) and displaying the Manifest Book (Kitabun Mubin). The Manifest Record, another title for Divine Knowledge and Command, includes...

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Destiny And Human Free Will

Destiny And Human Free Will Human free will exists because: We feel remorse when we do something wrong. We beg God’s forgiveness for our sins. If we trouble or harm someone, we ask that person to excuse us. These actions show that we choose to act in a particular way....

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The Divine Wisdom In Creating People Differently

What Is The Divine Wisdom In Creating People Differently? Why did God create us with different levels of provision and intelligence, lifestyle and physiology? Why does He allow hardship and poverty amidst ease and luxury? Such questions, besides relating to Destiny, also have some bearing on understanding the Divine way...

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Questions On destiny And Human Free Will

Interesting Questions On destiny And Human Free Will Question: Are we victims of Destiny? Do we have any part in the calamities befalling us? Answer: As this question has been discussed earlier, I will present a summarized account. No one is a victim of Destiny. God does not destine our...

Divine Decree and Destiny

Divine Decree and Destiny Divine Knowledge God is completely beyond our abilities of comparison and conception, and so we can acquire only some knowledge of His Attributes and Names, not of His Divine Essence, by meditating on and studying His acts and creatures. To understand His acts, sometimes we have...

What is Free Will?

What is Free Will? Free will is the ability to choose between different possible courses of action unimpeded. Free will is closely linked to the concepts of responsibility, praise, guilt, sin, and other judgements which apply only to actions that are freely chosen. It is also connected with the concepts of advice, persuasion, deliberation,...

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Omniscience

Omniscience Omniscience is the capacity to know everything including the future. In monotheistic religions, such as Sikhism and the Abrahamic religions, this is an attribute of God. In some other religions that do not include a supreme deity, such as Buddhism and Jainism, omniscience is an attribute that any individual can eventually attain. Islam In...

Free Will

Free Will

Free Will Free will is the power to exercise control over one’s decisions and actions. The interest of free will in philosophy primarily lies in whether free will exists. While hard determinism denies the existence of free will, other schools such as incompatibilism, soft determinism (or compatibilism), and libertarianism recognize it in some way or...

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Are We “Born To Be Free”?

Are We “Born To Be Free”? (Freewill) Each of the prophets, including Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad, taught that what people chose to do with respect to belief in God and obedience to His will made a very great difference to the final outcome of their affairs. Humans have a...

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Death And Destiny

Death And Destiny What is the Relationship Between Death and Destiny? Every event, including the manner and time of death, are predestined. Everything occurs within the framework of the Divine Decree, and also within an individual plan for each being. Such plans are always in harmony with one another. This...

Why Do Both Destiny and Man’s Free Will Exist?

Why Do Both Destiny and Man’s Free Will Exist? Destiny and man’s free will, which marks the farthest point of perfection of one’s belief and submission, is something related to the inner experience and spiritual state of a believer, so it is not something indicated by science or theory. Man...

Nature of Man’s Free Will

Man’s Free Will   Man’s free will is not something visible like the parts of the body. Nor does it have a material existence. However, that something has no visible, material existence does not mean it does not exist. Everyone has two eyes but we can also see with a...

What is Destiny?

What is Destiny?  Destiny is a title of Divine Knowledge, it is not something that annuls man’s free will and forces him to behave in a pre-ordained way. Since God knows beforehand how man will behave in the world, He has an angel to pre-record his life history. Man behaves...

Is Man The Master of His Own Destiny?

Man Is The Master of His Own Destiny Question: Some Christian and others religious authorities considered the creation of evil to be evil, and therefore did not attribute the creation of unbelief and misguidance to God, as if by so doing they were exonerating God. They misguidedly said: “Man is...

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Is Manner And Moment Of Every Death Predestined?

Is Manner And Moment Of Every Death Predestined? This article covers death and predestination. Like every other kind of event, the manner and time of death are predestined. In other words, what happens and is true of the natural world is likewise true of man. The process of coming into...

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Illnesses and Afflictions

Illnesses and Afflictions Usually Bear Good Results We should point out that however undesirable and even appalling in appearance, afflictions and illnesses usually bear good results. Like sometimes punishing our children in order to train them or having a gangrenous limb amputated, or obtaining medicine from the poison of snakes,...

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What Is Divine Decree?

Divine Decree: The Execution of The Decisions or Judgments of Destiny Divine Decree means the execution of the decisions or judgments of Destiny. It includes man’s actions and God’s creation of them at the same time. That is, man wills to do something, which was (pre-) recorded in Destiny and...

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Divine Destiny and Decree and Divine Grace

Divine Destiny and Decree and Divine Grace Divine Decree means carrying out Destiny’s decisions or judg­ments. It simultaneously includes our actions and God’s creation of them, for God allows us to do what we will to do by bringing it into existence. The Arabic word translated here as Divine Grace...