In the Baha’i religion, the analogy of a Persian carpet is used.
Fate would have it that we are all given a specific “framework” for a carpet to be made. The quality and beauty of the weaving upon that framework is determined by each individual’s free will. Some are given a small carpet framework, some are given a large carpet framework, but the beauty created and the lustre of the small carpet may far outweigh the beauty and lustre of the big carpet. Free will is used to “adorn” our lot in life …
Abdu’l-Baha states in Some Answered Questions:
***Fate is of two kinds: one is decreed, and the other is conditional or impending. The decreed fate is that which cannot change or be altered, and conditional fate is that which may occur. So, for this lamp, the decreed fate is that the oil burns and will be consumed; therefore, its eventual extinction is a decree which it is impossible to alter or to change because it is a decreed fate. In the same way, in the body of man a power of life has been created, and as soon as it is destroyed and ended, the body will certainly be decomposed, so when the oil in this lamp is burnt and finished, the lamp will undoubtedly become extinguished.
But conditional fate may be likened to this: while there is still oil, a violent wind blows on the lamp, which extinguishes it. This is a conditional fate. It is wise to avoid it, to protect oneself from it, to be cautious and circumspect. But the decreed fate, which is like the finishing of the oil in the lamp, cannot be altered, changed nor delayed. It must happen; it is inevitable that the lamp will become extinguished. ***