What is the use of the theoretical belief in free-will in this case?
There is a similar confusion about necessity and free-will, and about the state of the soul after death.
Apart from sins and virtues she perceives two things—caprice and free-will.
The human doctrine of free-will, and of our own ability, is futile.
I have, of my own free-will, cast in my lot with your people.
Now, do you suppose that any mother, of her own free-will, would have a daughter like me?
How can we talk of liberty so long as this grave problem of free-will is not solved?
For her time was shortening to days that would leave her no free-will.
For Free-will is the gift of the Immortals; therefore what thou sayest, thou must needs do!
The Qadarites were concerned with the doctrine of predestination and free-will.