The Relationship Between Islam and Free Will

2 pages | 490 words

This essay discusses the Islamic belief in predestination and free will. It explains that all religions believe in predestination to some extent, but Islam does not limit humans' freedom to choose their own destiny. Rather, Islam teaches that humans are born with a natural disposition towards good which can be corrupted by society and their own desires. However, if a person repents for their sins and turns back to Allah, they can enter into the lawwama stage where they become constantly aware of their own shortcomings and strive to correct them. This eventually leads to the mutmainnah stage where the individual completely submits to Allah’s will.