The Purpose of Life

surat-maryam

I guess this really is the million dollar question: why are we all here? Well I have managed to deduce logically and through Quranic text why we are here. Allah says our purpose is;

And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me.”

Surat Adh-Dhāriyāt 51: 56

Simple enough and pretty direct. Although it is worth pointing out that a whole person’s life can be worship provided he stays within the boundaries set by Allah. So everything you do within those boundaries for the sake of pleasing God by not going outside those limitations is worship. Reading, working, playing, sleeping, eating, workout, sports, studying… you get the point.

    Let’s break it down simply; there are three aspects of the purpose we are here for. The first one is the direct worship of Allah the Almighty, the second one is to be tested, and the third one is unknown to us… we have to find out. It is our individual purposes in this life, the first two are general and for everyone, the last one is specific to only you.

   What is your purpose? Perhaps it’s your dreams, why else would you have those dreams? Or perhaps it’s something you will do in the course of getting to your dreams, and you achieving your dreams is just Allah’s mercy to let you be happy. We don’t know; what we do know for sure is first: we all want to be happy. I mean, whatever the third purpose is, we want it to lead us to being happy. Isn’t that what everybody is trying to get one way or another? Second thing is, we are in a test; you are in that test right now as you sit there reading this… the test isn’t your past, no that’s destiny, it’s not your future because you won’t be judged by things you haven’t done, it is what you are doing right now. The most important thing in life is what you are doing right now… And right now you are getting insight about your purpose in life and hopefully you have been inspired to become better and to see things from a new perspective.

   You must remember that everyone is equal in front of Allah. Put you, your father, mother, grand parents, children,  cousins, friends, husband or wife, rich and poor…and the only one who stands out more to Allah is the one with the most Taqwa. Taqwa is the love and fear that a muslim feels for Allah. A person with taqwa desires to be in the good pleasures of Allah and to stay away from the things that displease Allah. He is careful not to go beyond the bounds and limits set by Allah. And there you have it folks, purpose of life in a nutshell…you have a good one.

Thank you for your time.

-Abd

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