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Ruling on imposing islam on individuals under islamic state?

If laws like apostasy exist then islam must also have given any law through which an individual has full right and absolute freedom to choose his religion and declare it infront of magistrate or ...
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Are our future deeds written by an Angel while we’re in the womb?

In this translation of a Hadith it says: Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud reported that Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) who is the most truthful (of the human beings) and his being truthful (is a fact) said: Verily your ...
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Confused regarding this specific hadith

So I was reading this article, and I read these 2 ahadith in it. and it goes like this, Allah created some people for hell and some people for paradise. My initial understanding of this hadith was ...
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Is choosing to commit sin a possibility in Jannah?

'Sin' by definition is anything against Allah! However, when we think of the creation we sin because we have the freedom to choose between good and bad. Adam and Eve committed sin because of that ...
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Relationship between determinism and free will in ISLAM

I have done a lot of research on this site regarding the topic of free will and determinism in Islam and I am yet to receive any form of answer that satisfy my query. Essentially, the very ...
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Was the Prophet (ﷺ) given a choice about being the apostle, or simply commanded to to?

Did Allah ask the Prophet (ﷺ) if he would be His Messenger, or command him to? Essentially, was there a point where purely theoretically the Prophet (ﷺ) could have said no (though obviously that ...
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Humans Given The Choice of Free Will

I think I first heard in talk by Dr. Zakir Naik that us humans were given a choice of free will (perhaps between free will and being an angel). Obviously, we chose free will. To me, this made absolute ...
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Islamic view of Qadar and freewill

How can one understand the relationship between freewill and destiny? We accept Allah (swt) has both written our destiny and has simultaneously given us freewill. Given our premise is correct, it is ...
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What Islamic positions are there regarding whether people will have free will in akhirah?

I often come across free will as an Islamic doctrine that is a somewhat central problem/proposed solution to other theological problems. Somehow I only ever see it discussed in terms of dunya, perhaps ...
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If Allah created mankind only to worship him, why did he give them freewill?

If the only purpose for mankind was to worship Allah, then why was mankind given freewill? Freewill gives man a chance to disobey and not worship Allah. Why would Allah allow that chance to exist if ...
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Why do Muslims believe angels don't have freewill? [duplicate]

In this answer to the question "Are angels free-willed, perfectly ethical beings?" the conclusion is: the angles are not independent in will and power. They always do what Allah orders them. Does ...
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How does Islam justify non-guided people going to hell and what is the point of free will if the future is already written? [closed]

We are all Muslims because we are either raised up as Muslims or at some point in life reverted to Islam. But what about others, the ones who are not being guided is it just their fault that they have ...
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What do Asharites say "free will" is?

Some time ago I posted a question about free will, qadr, and justice here. It was closed as being too broad, so I'm posting separate questions regarding those topics. For context and details of what I'...
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Did Allaah ask us if we wanted free will?

Recently I saw the video where Dr. Zaakir Naik said Allaah asked each one of us if we wanted free will and that he had asked the like of the mountains but they refused and we accepted. He said proof ...
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What notions of "free will" and "qadr" exist in the different theological sects? [closed]

There are a number of questions regarding the free will vs. qadr juxtaposition on the site already (see e.g. this one on whether humans have free will in faith, this one about free will vs qadr, again ...
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If Allah S.W.T created us so he created our brains which will determine our acts and our decisions, then why we will be punished for our mistakes?

I can't stop thinking about that question since i first has been asked it from an atheist. I am a Muslim and I believe none has a 100% belief in Allah s.w.t even me, and that is because the logical ...
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Is disbelief in "free will" kufr?

I understand that the common notion is that humans have free will and that this is easily accepted in Islam. What I'm wondering is, is it necessary to believe humans (and jinns) have free will, or ...
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Does God decide when and how one dies? If one commits suicide, did God decide that earlier?

Has God decided one's age? If so, has He decided how he will die and by whom he will be killed? Suppose one commits suicide, did God decide that earlier? If so, who is to blame really?
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Abu Lahab and Free Will

The Surah Al-Masadd ("The Palm Fibre") is as follows: May the hands of Abu Lahab be ruined, and ruined is he. His wealth will not avail him or that which he gained. He will [enter to] burn in a ...
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I was born a Hindu, and I continue. Is it against Allah's will that it is so?

Do people take birth in other religions by Allah's will? Is it by Allah's will that people of other religions exist in such large numbers? Or is it against Allah's will that this state of affairs ...
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Do all worldly situations arise by the will of Allah alone? Or are some things happening by the will of others e.g. Shaitan?

A popular Hindi saying is: "Wahi hota hai jo manzoor-e-khuda hota hai". Literally translated, it means "Only that happens which has the permission of God". Is this literally believed to be the truth ...
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Free Will vs Sharia Law

I've been taught that Allah gives us free will, not the free will in philosophical and destiny terms I'm making reference to the free will of either practicing Islam, choosing to wear hijab, to drink ...
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How is free will justified with those who are raised in a bad environment?

Who we are is based on our memories that is a persons personality and identity is based on his memories. These memories come from the place , time and people around us. Which is not under humans ...
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How is there a fixed destiny if we have free will?

Well, as far as I am concerned we have a fixed destiny. But I also know that it can be changed by dua. But if one doesn't make any dua then? I suppose it will remain unchanged. If so then where id our ...
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Are humans destined to do things or human do things cause of free will?

I have seen stuff like these, I dont remember exactly but here are some parts in my words: the ink has dried destiny has been written Allah makes path that is in destiny easier for the person. no ...
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How is free will in humans logically justified?

I had an argument with a friend who wanted me to logically or with a reference tell him, that if Allah has decided everything for us. E.g, if I pick a glass and put it at another place, if that is ...
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Is there free will of faith according to Islam?

We can only believe in Allah by permission of Allah. وَلَوْ شَاءَ رَبُّكَ لَآمَنَ مَن فِي الْأَرْضِ كُلُّهُمْ جَمِيعًا ۚ أَفَأَنتَ تُكْرِهُ النَّاسَ حَتَّىٰ يَكُونُوا مُؤْمِنِينَ And had your ...
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What is the role of free will in Islam?

The laws of Islam seem sufficiently detailed so as to preclude any possibility of "bad behavior," assuming that a person has made the "first choice" to follow Islam and live their life by the ways of ...
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