How Merciful Is Allah's Mercy?

He [Allah] has inscribed [prescribed] for himself (the rule of) mercy.

... If it were Allah's will, He could gather them together unto true guidance. ...

If it is Allah's will that some perish, if it is his will that some are not guided as 6:35 clearly says, how can aya 12 of the same sura be true, that He has prescribed mercy for Himself? Is it merciful to lead astray as it is said in

Allah leads astray whom he pleases,
and he guides whom He pleases, ...

More about the contradictory statements in Qur'an and Hadith about predestination and free will.

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