International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

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

Knowledge of Allah’s Pleasure (Raa) and Knowledge of Allah’s Will (Mashiyat)
Dr. Abdul Hafeez Fazli

There is essential difference between ‘Allah’s Pleasure’ (Raa) and ‘Allah’s Will’ (mashiyat). Much confusion in Muslim thought in problems relating human freedom and predestination has arisen because of not understanding this difference. The narration of the event of killing of a boy by HazratKhirin the Quranmakes the difference between these two kinds of knowledge evident.Focusing on the above narrative the present study attempts to define the contours of these dimensions of God-given knowledge in Quranic perspective.

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