Answers regarding the issue of predestination
A long answer to several arguments against predestination have been posted as a comment here.
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I was just wondering: in Islamic beliefs, is there a place for human accountability? If so, what does human accountability mean or entail in light of the doctrine of predestination?
Thanks for your time!
Sign of Saturn
I have something to say about Allah guiding and misguiding people which, hopefully, you can comment upon.
In the Quran, Allah creates rain, not ex nihilo, but by a process which some might refer to as the water cycle. A process is also involved in His giving life to earth which is dead because the flora is generated only after Allah causes rain to descend on the barren land. Taking these as signs of how Allah’s Mercy reaches people, is it plausible to suggest that the Creator guides and misguides people by way of stages and not arbitrarily?
Also, is it true that Ashariis believe Allah can send anyone to Hell, including the prophets?
Take a look at this: