Will there be partial will or free will in Paradise, too?
Submitted by on Wed, 22/12/2010 - 18:18
Dear Brother / Sister,
"For them there will be therein all that they wish for…” (an-Nahl, 16/31; al-Furqan, 25/16; az-Zumar, 39/34, 42/22; al-Kahf, 50/35)
And those who feared their Lord will be led to the Garden in crowds: until behold, they arrive there; its gates will be opened: and its Keepers will say: "Peace be upon you! Well have ye done! Enter ye here, to dwell therein." They will say: "Praise be to Allah, Who has truly fulfilled His promise to us, and has given us (this) land in heritage: we can dwell in the Garden as we will: how excellent a reward for those who work (righteousness)!"
The verses given above indicate that people will have free will in Paradise.
One of the most pleasurable aspects of Paradise is man’s living in a free environment where he can live with his free will. People will taste freedom based on their degree of escaping from the captivity of nafs (evil-commanding soul) and Satans of both human and Jinn while living in the world, and they will also enjoy freedom and be servants of Allah (SWT) and be free from being servants of humans and they will enter Paradise, the land of freedom.
The people who choose the real freedom by being servants of Allah only will be also free in the hereafter. On the other hand, the people who are devoid of consciousness and be servants beings other than Allah (SWT) will continue to live as a captive in the hereafter because, in accordance with the rule of “al-jazau min jins al-`amal”, reward and punishment will be in accordance with the good and bad deeds that are performed.
As Hell will be a prison camp for people who lack belief, conscience and wisdom, Paradise will be the land of freedom for people who have free belief, conscience and wisdom.
Questions on Islam
- Is it not a torture to restrict ones freedom?
- If the Satan had not been created, would we all have been in Paradise?
- Why are there restrictions for personal freedom in Islam? Why are humans not given the right of living as they wish?
- Will the Quran be read in Paradise? What will Paradise be like?
- Are the things that are considered sins in this world will exist in Paradise?
- Can the spouses continue their lives in the world similarly in the hereafter?
- What is the wisdom behind the gradual beautification of Paradise? Since everyone will be rewarded fully for their prayers, why do the benefactions of Paradise rewards increasingly continue?
- What if our father Adam would have not ever been eat that fruit?
- What's the position of female slaves (concubines) in Islam? Is it allowed to have more than one female slaves?
- 6. Destiny