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Free will and predestination have been the frequent topic of philosophical debate from the early civilizations right through to the present day. This book describes how human life is based on the FREEDOM OF NO CHOICE.
DECREE & DESTINY is a lucid exposition of the extensive body of Islamic thought on the issue of free will and determinism.
Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri presents the deepest aspects of the debate through the actual words of the Qur'an, the Prophet Muhammad and the Shi'ite Imams. Many of the sayings quoted have not been examined before in this context.
Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri's work offers to the reader the remarkable richness of Islamic thought on this issue, and points out popular misconceptions, such as the belief that Islam is a fatalistic religion.
Ultimately, DECREE AND DESTINY will serve as a much-needed bridge between Islamic culture and philosophy and the West.
ABOUT SHAYKH FADHLALLA HAERI
Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri was born in Karbala, Iraq, a descendant of several generations of well-known and revered spiritual leaders. Educated in Europe and America, he founded a number of companies in the Middle East and worked as a consultant in the oil industry.
He travelled extensively on a spiritual quest which led to his eventual rediscovery of the pure and original Islamic heritage of his birth.
In 1980 he established the Zahra Trust, a charitable organization with centers in the USA, Britain and the Middle East, which makes traditional Islamic teachings more widely available through courses and publications, promotes the revival of traditional systems of healing and supports a variety of charitable programs.
Shaykh Fadhlalla is currently engaged in lecturing and writing books and commentaries on the Holy Qur’an and related subjects, with particular emphasis on ethics, self-development and gnosis (`irfan).
In 2004, he established the Academy of Self Knowledge, http://www.askonline.co.za, which offers teachings on self knowledge and the Prophetic revealed path.
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