The purpose of life

In this life, living without a purpose is a lost. Even the worst creature Shaytan, devil has a purpose "To lead us astray". He asked Allah to give him time till the judgement day and when this favour was accorded to him by Allah, he immediately declared his purpose.

[((Allah)) said: "Then get thee out from here: for thou art rejected, accursed. (77) And My curse shall be on thee till the Day of Judgment. (78) (Iblis) said: "O my Lord! Give me then respite till the Day the (dead) are raised." (79 ) ((Allah)) said: "Respite then is granted thee- (80) Till the Day of the Time Appointed. (81) (Iblis) said: "Then, by Thy power, I will put them all in the wrong,- (82) Except Thy Servants amongst them, sincere and purified (by Thy Grace). (83)] Quran:38

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What about us?

The most of people live in an open interval, without a purpose, they have no time dimension. They don't know why they are living thus they suffer the most of time of depression and mood changes.

Look at what Allah (s.w) said in Quran: [And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me.] Quran:51:56

His wisdom made that He created us and He defined the purpose for which we should live. He already removed the emptiness that will attain us because of living without a purpose.

What is happening actually?

Being a Muslim, means you believe that your purpose in life is to worship Allah alone. Many brothers and sisters believe just by mouth, they lose guidance and suffer from emptiness.

Emptiness is a door for Shaytan to dominate you. Human nature makes people search for something to fill their empty souls. And if they think filling it with good things is hard, filling it with what's wrong is much easy for Shaytan.

Having as purpose to worship Allah doesn't mean to pray to Him day and night, it means to have Him with you in everything you do. Be kind to your parents for Allah's sake. Be lawful to your wife and children for Allah's sake. Help the poor and needy for Allah's sake. Advise the others for Allah's sake. Eat for His sake. Clean yourself and environment because He loves everything clean. Love Allah, love the others for His sake, do what He ordered you to do with love and do righteous deeds according to your capacities.

Remember, whatever you find hard in your worshiping: [On no soul doth Allah Place a burden greater than it can bear.] Quran: 2:286

Never Allah would ask you to do a thing which He knows you can't do. So whatever laziness you feel, it is from Shaytan.

If Allah brings you to it, He will bring you through it In Shaa Allah :)

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Mr. Happy 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

"And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me. Can You tell me more about the "jin", please?"

Be kind to your parents for Allah's sake. - What do You mean by Allah's sake? I am not sure I understand this. For me it implies that I have to do good acts for the good of Allah. The good of Allah rests on me?

"Help the poor and needy for Allah's sake." - I try to help the poor and needy for their sake ...

"On no soul doth Allah Place a burden greater than it can bear." - I have to disagree with this statemement because I have had too many friends/relatives kill themselves. They just couldn't handle Life. It was literally too much for them ...

I enjoyed the write. I am a pagan but I respect the God You pray to and most of all, I respect your faith. May Wakan Tanka guide your path. Cheers!

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forall 4 years ago Author

Jinn are creatures of Allah. They belong to the world of the unseen. I mean, we cannot see them exactly like we cannot see Angels.

Doing good for the sake of Allah. It means doing good to please Him just because you love Him. Without waiting to be praised by the others or to be rewarded by them. It means doing things that please Him though it might displease the others. Example: Not all the people accept women wearing a scarf. Some think that these women were obliged to wear it, while it was their choice since they have chosen Islam . So wearing it despite all what people say is called doing something for Allah's sake.

Being obedient to parents for His sake means to love and respect your parents whatever is their condition, even if they have bad behavior, treat you badly or refuse to see you. Still you have to look after them, to obey them, to love them and care about them without waiting that they share the same love with you or the same care you offer. Same for the relation parents-sons.

Helping the poor and needy was structured by laws in Islam. There is "Zakat" which is a part of money, for example, that you give when the money you gathered for a year crosses a limit. And this helps to decrease poverty in the countries that know how to work with it. And Sadaqah, which is not an obligation and you can give money or whatever you have whenever you wish. None obliges you to give. But this kind of work is a secret between you and Allah. I mean, no other creature except the one to whom you gave money should know, this is called the best kind of Sadaqah. Doing it to please your Lord is the goal by showing sympathy and kindness toward His creation whether they are Muslims or not.

"On no soul doth Allah Place a burden greater than it can bear." What you talked about are called tests of life. Until we die, we will have to pass by tests. Those who have strong faith will overcome the situations, those who loose hope may suicide (I want to say that suicide or killing oneself is forbidden in Islam). Having enough faith means being sure that situations will end up well as all is between the hands of Allah, the one who loves you the most. So deciding to end one's life comes from a lack of faith. Talking about the burden (If I can call it so) of obligation, than what Allah asked us to do to worship Him is so easy and needs almost no effort. It mean that heaven is some steps far and it needs almost no effort to be reached.

I hope this could help :)

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Mr. Happy 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada

I apreciate you taking the time to expain my questions and concerns. I am certainly interested in the Jinns story. What is their purpose? Are they like Angels? Actually I do not not much about Angels either ... I know a little about Saints ...

Regarding the hijab ... whatever rocks one's boat is fine with me as long as it is not harmful to others.

"Being obedient to parents for His sake means to love and respect your parents whatever is their condition, even if they have bad behavior, treat you badly or refuse to see you." - This I have a little problem with in general terms. I am not the one to keep turning the other cheek. I can accept mistakes but malevolent behaviour does not fly far with me. I let the ugly wolf out lol ...

I love the notion of zakat and I knew about it from before. Although I am not a Muslim, I have studied Islamic Traditions in my university days. I know a little here and there ...

I think You are right about faith. A lack of can become a problem indeed.

Many thanks for the conversation. Cheers!

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ARSHAD MAJID 4 years ago

What a beautiful way to explain the purpose of life. I appreciate you for the simplicity in which you have explained this most important matter in one's life. Thank you very much for letting us share such beautiful thought. (May Almighty bless you).

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forall 4 years ago Author

Thank you Arshad for this encouraging comment. Glad that you found it simple and that the message could reach you. May Allah bless you too.

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forall 4 years ago Author

I appreciate your respect either Mr.Happy :)

We believe that Allah is the Most Powerful and the Creator. He can create anything from anything else or from nothing, as He created humans from clay (The 1st human ever "Adam"). From the news of His creatures, Allah told us in Quran about Jinn and about angels too. So Jinn belong to the world of the unseen (for us) as I said. And they are creatures like us, they built their society like we did. You find among them those who believe and those who don't. Exactly like humans. Their purpose is explained in the Ayah (verse) you pasted: [And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me.] Quran:51:56

For Angels, they are different. We have a brain helping us to know what is right and what is wrong, though this our desires lead us astray and we finish by doing wrong sometime or the most of time. This doesn't happen with angels because they have no desires (I am not sure I am using the right word), all what they do is to worship Allah, while we get busy with this life.

Quran was sent down to the prophet Muhammad through the angel Jibril. He is called "Malak Alwahy"(Angel of the revelation) as the whole Quran was sent with Jibril to the prophet. May peace be upon them.

For parents, I'm not sure I got you well. But there is something that may help you if you want to show more kindness toward them. There is a Hadith (talk of the prophet p.b.u.h) that states: "None of you will have faith till he wishes for his (Muslim) brother what he likes for himself." In other words, you have to love for the others what you love for yourself and to to treat them like you want to be treated. So try to imagine how would you wish your son's behavior to be even when you do wrong with him. And apply it with your parents.

Thanks for the conversation too. Hoping that your questions found answers.

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