Man freely chooses his own deeds and the legislated commandment cannot be forfeited

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Man freely chooses his own deeds and the legislated commandment cannot be forfeited

They might say, "Whoever witnesses the Will, the legislated commandment has been dropped from upon him." They alleged that Al-Khidr has had the legislated commandment removed from upon him since he witnessed the Will.

These people differentiate between the populace and the elite who witnessed the universal truth -- they witnessed that Allah is the creator of the creatures' actions and that He conforms and directs all beings.

Some other times they differentiate between the person who knows that in cognizance and the person who experiences that by witnessing. They do not drop off the legislated commandment from the person who only believes in that and just acknowledges it. But they drop it off of who witnesses it; the one who sees no action for himself to begin with.

As such, these people take fatalism and the affirmation of Al-Qadar (the Measure) as the waiver from being commanded.

In this, many sects which are affiliated with the Realization, the Cognizance, and the Unification have fallen. The reason behind that is: they were too narrow minded to imagine that Al-'Abd can be commanded with something contradicting what has been measured for him. Such was the case of Al Mu'tazilah and the rest of the Qadariyah (people of free-will) who were too narrow minded to grasp this fact.

Thus, Al-Mu'tazilah affirmed the legislated Commanding and Forbidding but did not do so with Al-Qadhaa and Al-Qadar (the Decree and the Measure), which are the General Will of Allah (SWT) and His Creation of Al-'Ibaad's deeds.