What is The Purpose of our life

Our primary purpose for which we are created is to worship the One who created us.

And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me.
Holy Quran
Surah Adh-Dhariyat (51:56)

Worship necessities submission and obedience, but it is not any ordinary submission and obedience. To submit to the one who brought you and everything else into existence is acknowledging that He is the one who truly deserves to be obeyed and worshipped as this is the least measure of gratitude that the human can respond with. If a person were asked to submit and obey another human being, the first thing that they would object to is that the person is no better than themselves and therefore they would reject this. However, submission and obedience to Allah is for the one whom there is nothing similar to and who is distinct and superior to his creation. Once a person recognizes this, he moves beyond the worship of creation to the worship of the Lord of creation thereby liberating himself from servitude and obedience to the others. That is why Allah said in relation to obedience to the leader, that it is conditional to the obedience of Allah.

Despite the fact that the leader has a high position and it is necessary to obey him for the smooth running of society, obedience to Allah and His Messenger takes precedence. Allah said:

O you who have believed, obey Allah and obey the Messenger and those in authority among you. And if you disagree over anything, refer it to Allah and the Messenger, if you should believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is the best [way] and best in result.
Holy Quran
Surah An-Nisa (4:59)

In the original Arabic verse, the present tense of “obey” is repeated in relation to Allah and His Messenger but omitted before those in authority to show that it is conditional.

Allah has also made a covenant with the believers that if they worship Him alone and do not make partners with Him in worship that He will grant them paradise as in the following verse:

Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties [in exchange] for that they will have Paradise.
Holy Quran
Surah At-Tawbah (9:111)

This is a great responsibility. This duty shows that we are not free to do any and everything that we feel like, but there are guidelines to follow which in turn will reap the ultimate reward.

Man has been placed on the earth generation after generation to build and develop the earth and themselves. Along with this prestigious position, man has a responsibility to be wary of the temptations of the world such as wealth and all other beautifications as well as to be wary of the temptation of women. The human being therefore has a responsibility to obey Allah which necessitates a limitation to his freedom. The Prophet Peace and Blessings be upon him said in relation to this:

The world is sweet and green. Verily, Allah will make you successors in it to see how you will behave. Beware of the world and beware of women. Verily, the first trial of the children of Israel was with women.
Sahih Muslim
Abu Sa’id al-Khudri
Sahih Muslim (2742)

In the Holy Quran Allah says:

Indeed, we offered the Trust to the heavens and the earth and the mountains, and they declined to bear it and feared it; but man [undertook to] bear it. Indeed, he was unjust and ignorant.
Holy Quran
Surah Al-Ahzab (33:72)

It was narrated from Ibn Abbass that he said:

The trust: (means) the obligatory acts. Allah presented it to the heavens, the earth and the mountains, that if they perform and execute it, He would reward them and if they did not perform them, that He would punish them. They disliked that and were afraid of it without disobedience but out of awe of the deen of Allah and that they would not be able to perform it. Then He presented it to Aadam and he accepted it and that which was included in it and that is the statement of Allah: “but man [undertook to] bear it. Indeed, he was unjust and ignorant.” 33:72 ”
Islamic Scholar
Ibn Abbass
Al Misbaah al Muneer (pg.1108)

This verse teaches us that we have been entrusted with a responsibility which is to worship Allah and obey His commands. If the command of Allah is in opposition to current trends, then the Muslim takes Allah’s rule over the trend.

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