Muslims are obliged to acknowledge certain articles of faith, known as iman – objects of faith. There are six of them.
6. Predestination – Because God is supreme and all-powerful, fate is understood to be predetermined by God, and therefore His will is final and absolute. For a Muslim, the concept of freely choosing one’s own fate seems to fly in the face of God’s supremacy, and so the common belief is that things have been ordained for every creature.