International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Antinomy of Free Will and Pre-Ordained Sustenance
Dr. Abdul Hafeez Fazli

The problem of free will and pre-ordained sustenance presents one of the various dimensions of the problem of free will and predestination identified by Muslims and orientalists both with respect to Islam. Present study argues that the problem arises from un-Quranic concept of Allah’s Bounty, His Will and Pleasure. Allah approves at present the measure of sustenance for each individual according to His Absolute Knowledge and Wisdom. Quran says: He straitens the provisions for some, He amplifies for some, and He gives Provisions without measure for whom He please. Therefore pre-ordaining of sustenance as wrongly supposed in the dilemma does not mean that it has been preordained as to its measure from the creation of the universe or from the birth of the individual.

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