With the name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Sura 45 (Al-Jathiyah)
Freedom of choice
Verses 15-16 “Tell those who believe, to forgive those who do not look forward to the Days of Allah: It is for Him to recompense (for good or ill) each People according to what they have earned; If any one does a righteous deed, it ensures to the benefit of his own soul; if he does evil, it works against (his own soul). In the end will ye (all) be brought back to your Lord”
Whilst the rejecters are ungrateful for Allah’s favours and remain obstinate in their ways, Allah shows us His limitless mercy and tolerance. By asking us to overlook such people Allah confirms the freedom of choice with which He has endowed human beings and no one is to be compelled to accept deenul Islam. Allah SWT reminds us that it is His responsibility to hold them accountable and each one of us will be recompensed on the basis of our deeds. Our duty is to invite all people with wisdom and beautiful preaching (16:125) and not to coerce anyone (2:256).