THIS IS THE ORIGINAL VERSION OF "DECREE & DESTINY". A REVISED VERSION OF THIS BOOK HAS NOW BEEN PUBLISHED. ITS TITLE IS "DECREE & DESTINY: FREE WILL OR DETERMINISM" WE ARE KEEPING THIS VERSION LISTED FOR HISTORICAL REASONS. 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 Acknowledged as a master of self-knowledge and a spiritual philosopher, Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri’s role as a teacher grew naturally out of his own quest for self-fulfillment. He travelled extensively on a spiritual quest which led to his eventual rediscovery of the pure and original Islamic heritage of his birth, and the discovery of the truth that reconciles the past with the present, the East with the West, the worldly with the spiritual – a link between the ancient wisdom teachings and our present time. A descendant of five generations of well-known and revered spiritual leaders, Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri has taught students throughout the world for over 30 years. He is a gifted exponent of how the self relates to the soul, humankind’s link with the Divine, and how consciousness can be groomed to reflect our higher nature. The unifying scope of his perspective emphasizes practical, actionable knowledge that leads to self-transformation, and provides a natural bridge between seemingly different Eastern and Western approaches to spirituality, as well as offering a common ground of higher knowledge for various religions, sects and secular outlooks. He is a prolific author of more than thirty books relating to the universal principles of Islam, the Qur’an, and its core purpose of enlightenment. His other eBooks are listed at http://www.zahrapublications.com.