Q. I would like clarification, on a question of universal will -Where is the Will of Allah and the individual will, in Islam? The Islamic doctrine, that the power of action proceeds from Allahs universal Will. Every human is morally responsible for his own action.

A. Brother has asked a question, that the difference between the Will of Allah (SWT), and the individual will, has rightly agreed that, the Qur’an says… Even a leaf cannot fall, without the Will of Allah (SWT). Everything happens with the Will of Allah (SWT), then where is the  power of individual will. The induviual will is there -every one has his own individual will .For e.g I’ll tell you that, from the power station, the main electric supply is coming from the head quarters… from the power stations -and you have a plug out here. The power is from the head quarters electric station. If a man puts a finger in the live wire, he will get a shock. Who is to blame?… The man.  God gave him free will -he could put his finger…or not put his finger. You cannot blame the power station – Without the power, you could not have got a shock. If the electric supply would have closed from the top, you would not have got the shock…but because of that, you cannot blame the electric supply. You will have to blame the man -that why did he touch the live wire? So the power is from Allah (SWT). Without Allahs power nothing can happen. But though Allah has the power, Allah has given you a free will to choose, right from wrong. He can stop you from committing a murder -But then He gave you a free will -Why? Because, this life, as I  mentioned in Surah Mulk, Ch. 67, V. 2, “The life and the death that you have, is the test for the Hereafter”. Allah wants to see, that this is an examination in the world. Hardly, average life is sixty years, some people live for 20, some live for 80, some live for 90 – Average 50 to 60 years. So Allah says…This life, for the human beings is a test, for the Hereafter. Allah has given you, free will -He has shown right and wrong, in the instruction manual…the Holy Qur’an. If you follow it, you pass the test -if you do not follow it, you fail the test. Allah has given you a free will. Hope that answers yours question.

2 thoughts on “Q. I would like clarification, on a question of universal will -Where is the Will of Allah and the individual will, in Islam? The Islamic doctrine, that the power of action proceeds from Allahs universal Will. Every human is morally responsible for his own action.

  1. Assalamu-alaikum !
    Dear sir,
    My name is Aynal hoque, this name given my parents, recently I listen this name meaning ” I am Allah”
    Ostagfirullh !
    Sir is it true ?
    If this name meaning like that, then what can I do now, please your good suggestion,
    I hope your answer please please please

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