This is a genuine question as I'm interested in Islam and I'm not trying to bash or anything.

If allah is the most just and the most merciful and he put us in this life to test us and send us to heaven or hell than why were we not asked if we wanted to undertake this? Because if I knew the consequences of not believing and following his instructions would be eternal hellfire, I personally wouldn't have taken the risk at all.

I know you'll say "he can do what he wants with us, he's our Creator". Yes that's fine but then why call yourself the most just and most merciful? Surely it would be just to give the person the choice of whether they want to undertake the test or not?

Thanks in advance.