The Three Questions That Demands Immediate Answer.
1. Why am I here?
2. What am I doing in this world?
3. Why did Allaah create humans?
These questions are questions which each and everyone of us reflects on sometimes.
Every being comes into existence to fulfill a purpose given to it by its creator; nothing creates itself or determines its own purpose. For example, the car doesn’t create it self, someone made it to fulfil a purpose i.e. transportation. Consequently, a creation can fulfill
its potential only by implementing its creator- given purpose. Since Allaah is the Creator of all, His purpose for the creation is the creation’s purpose.
The questions: “Why did Allaah create man? Or “For what purpose did Allaah create humans?” Can not be answered correctly by any human. You ask me WHY? It is just like the case of the car I mentioned earlier. The car cannot state the purpose for which it has been made, but the engineer who made it can tell us the purpose for which the car has been made, I’m I correct? It is the same engineer that can also tell us whether the car is fulfilling its purpose or failing to perform it.
Therefore, the only
place where we can get a clear and precise answers to the purpose of our creation
can be found is in the books of Divine Revelation from Allaah, our Creator. It is necessary that Allaah reveal the purpose to man through His prophets(peace be upon them all), because human beings are incapable of arriving at the correct answers by themselves. All of the prophets of Allaah taught their followers the answers to the question: “Why did God create man?”
In the final revelation from Allaah (i.e. The Nobel Qur’an), this question is answered without any ambiguity. Allaah say:
“And I did not create the jinn and mankind
except to worship Me”
(Quran 51:56 )
Thus, the essential purpose for which mankind was created is the worship of Allaah. However, Almighty Allaah is not in need of human worship. He did not create human beings out of a need on His part. If not a single human worshipped Allaah, it would not diminish His Glory in any way, and if all of mankind worshipped Him, it would not
increase His Glory in any way.
Human beings, however, have free will, allowing them to choose to fulfill or not to fulfill their given purpose. when a person does fulfill his Allaah-given purpose,
he experiences complete joy and fulfillment because worshipping Allaah purify the heart. This is portrayed through the
following saying of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him):
“If a person had a stream outside his door and he bathed in it five times a day, do you think he would have any filth left on him?” The people said, “No filth would remain on him whatsoever.”
The Prophet (peace be upon him) then said, “That is like the five daily prayers: Allah wipes away the sins by them.” (From the Hadeeth collections of
Al-Bukhari and Muslim.)
NB: Human beings
don’t really create, they manipulate, because
they can only “create” what already exists. For instance, when we make a chair or a table, we didn’t create the wood, we had to take it from a tree. We should not interpret Allah’s creation like the way we create (build/make)! Allah is the creator and everything besides Him is His creation, which He created from nothing.
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