Freewill and Fatalism


was raised again as an issue in Quranology Discussions:

Aren’t these verses proves that we have no free will to choose right or wrong path?
1) Whoever among you wills to go straight. But ye shall not will Except as Allah wills (81:28,29)
2) If it had been Allah’s Plan they would not have taken false gods. (6:107)
3) No soul can believe except by the Will of Allah (10:100)

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Freewill vs Fatalism on QRAC


Maaz Dehlavi, a member on QRAC , asked this question:

Aren’t these verses proves that we human beings has no free will ????
1) Whoever among you wills to go straight. But ye shall not will Except as Allah wills (81:28,29)
2) If it had been Allah’s Plan they would not have taken false gods. (6:107)
3) No soul can believe except by the Will of Allah (10:100)

Personally, I think we need to research on the words ‘sha’aa’ (will) or ‘idhn’ (permission). These will give us some clue, I think. Alternatively, reading Parwez’s ‘Kitabul Taqdeer’ might just do the same.