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Abdur Rab is the author of "Exploring Islam in a New Light: An Understanding from the Quranic Perspective" (To know about the book, visit the website: www.explorequran.org)
Abdur Rab, Ph.D. from Harvard, has had a long career in economic research and consulting analyzing various public policy issues while serving the Bangladesh and former undivided Pakistan governments and working for organizations such as the World Bank, UNIDO, the Asian Development Bank and UNDP.
(1 comments) Friday, January 8, 2010 Divine Will and Human Freedom -- Part I. Divine Predestination: How Far Real?
Confusion abounds about divine will and human freedom, even as the Quran proclaims that man is free to choose his own way, and is responsible for his actions. Predestination is largely a misconceived doctrine. Destiny has, however, some influence on man's life as he is not in full control of everything. But the role of this destiny in human life should never be exaggerated. Man is largely the architect of his own destiny.