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Re: If God has the power to make everyone a believer, why didn't He
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2019, 11:32:47 AM »
It depends what one perception of "free will" is?

1-We are born humans, or have we chosen to be humans?  It seems we were created humans as far as we know, we had no choice.

2- Neither did we choose when and where we are born!!!

3-We cannot even change anything of our universe or earth. We are confined to these surroundings only. No choice here either.

So far we find ourselves humans here on earth. From this starting point one can say I have free will to lead my life as I choose, or can they?

Therefore "free will" as far as we are concerned only entails our choices and decisions as humans.

Then there are all sorts of exceptions and events that shape our choices and decisions. Some are slaves to systems/others and are forced to choose and decide according to their masters. Or is this false?

Does one need to free themselves first from situations and systems?  Can one have  human"free will" only after working/finding a way for it? How?

We have  different experiences and ways  that it depends on where our mind and deep conviction are at and what attitude of mind have we attained at certain age/time.
i.e free will either exist or does not exist . It depends who you are and where you are in the journey of life..
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Re: If God has the power to make everyone a believer, why didn't He
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2019, 04:54:53 PM »
Salam Sarah,

The way I see it is that we have three fixed points in life. The day we are born, the day we die, and the Day we meet our Lord. The paths we take between these points is undecided. Yes Allah swt would have the ability to see the infinite number of decisions and consequences we are able to take every microsecond of life, yet He has established a reality for us with the freedom to maneuver along the path as we want without any major interference. In that sense we have free will.

Additionally my thoughts are that we do not have the mental functions to understand the will of God. His decision to create life, create a reward and punishment system would require us to process a near infinite number of variables in order to fully understand. The human mind can only process 3-5 variables before we lose the ability to understand a subject. Hence why we use computer modeling to simplify natural phenomenas.

To fully understand the ultimate truth is to first understand the limitations of the human mind.


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Re: If God has the power to make everyone a believer, why didn't He
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2019, 08:28:09 PM »
No where in the Quran states that we have this idea of "Free-Will", actually the opposite...

81:28
For whoever wills among you to take a straight way.

After reading verse 28, one may get the impression that we possess this "free-will" as if we have this power that is separated from our Creator, but the following verse destroys such thinking...

81:29
And not you will except that wills Allah, Lord (of) the worlds.

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Re: If God has the power to make everyone a believer, why didn't He
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2019, 04:53:10 PM »
God knows what we do not know. It is not our place to question, but to hear and obey, trusting God.

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Re: If God has the power to make everyone a believer, why didn't He
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2019, 08:51:03 AM »
[6:35] And if their aversion has become too much for you, then perhaps you could make a tunnel in the earth, or a ladder to the heavens,  and bring them a sign. Had God willed, He would have gathered  them to the guidance; so do not be of the ignorant ones.