Amanah

Amanah

In Islam, amanah (Arabic: أمانة, "trust"), is free will, which has only been given to human beings. In contrast, other entities do not have this quality.

From a hadith from Ali:

Surely God has characterized the angels by intellect without sexual desire and anger, and the animals with anger and desire without reason. He exalted man by bestowing upon him all of these qualities. Accordingly, if man's reason dominates his desire and ferocity, he rises to a station above that of the angels; because this station is attained by man in spite of the existence of hurdles which do not vex the angels.

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