Free Will and the Divine Decree: A Reader

“And you cannot intend (to do anything)
unless it is so willed by Allah, the Lord of all the worlds.”
[Quran, 81:29]

Answers and Articles on Divine Decree

What Is the Nature of Destiny? [Video]

Destiny and Human Responsibility in Islam

Affirming Free Will and the Divine Decree

Why Does the Qur’an Say Allah Misguides the Disbelievers? The Question of Free Will

Why Would God Create Some People Knowing They Would End Up in Hell?

Why are we not in Heaven or Hell Already?

Is Iblis Really from the Jinn? Why Is Iblis Blaming Allah for Leading Him Astray?

Do We Have Choice? And Does Allah Prevent That Choice from Being Realized?

Destiny and Human Responsibility in Islam

How Can Allah Punish Disbelievers If He Is the One Who Veils Them From the Truth?

How Do I Overcome My Misgivings concerning Divine Decree?

How Are the Prophets Protected from Error and Sin?

Further Resources

A Reader on the Problem of Evil, Suffering, Destiny, and Allah’s Mercy