Purpose of Life ..!

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“And I [Allah] created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me [alone]. I seek not any provision from them not do I ask that they should feed Me. Verily, Allah is the All-Provider, Owner of Power, the Most Strong” (Quran 51 : 56)

Worship /Ibaadah the word Ibaadah is drived from abd/ عبد has many meaning to worship, to obey, to serve etc.. Worship or ‘Ibadah is a comprehensive term and includes all kinds of command of Allah, including hidden and apparent, for eg. the act of worshiping, giving charity and offering prayer as one kind of worship, but being consciousness of God, being mindful of the limit set by God, executing his command and abstaing from His forbiddings, empthic to other creations or wishing well for someone is another, these are abstract. Both are to be fulfilled by a beleiver. Doing good deeds or refraining from sins are considered a Worship which draws a person closer to Allah. Likewise, a person who abandons sins for Allah’s sake is like a Worshipping His Lord, Performing Prayer/Sallah (Namaaz) is an act of Worship which draw us closer to Allah. “… So worship Me and establish prayer for My remembrance”. (20 : 14)

Thus, we can remember God through our prayers and Dhikr. Remembrance of God endows the heart with life. Ibn Taymiyah said,“Remembrance is to the heart what water is to fish. What happens to the fish that leaves the water?” ‘The sweetness of this life lies in remembering Him, the sweetness of the next life lies in seeing Him. And one verse of Al- Fatihah summarizes the Quran! [Iyyaka na’budu wa Iyyaka nasta’een]“You alone we worship, and unto You alone we turn for help “ . Every Prophet gave his people this key to salvation, “I have come to you with a plain warning, that you worship none but Allah; for verily, I fear for you the punishment of a grievous day!”

“Allah is the Self Sufficient and perfect.” God is the one who needed no Creator because He has no beginning and no end. So,( اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ ) Allah is the Self Sufficient who enforces everything, and everyone depends on Allah and He doesn’t depend on us. Our worship doesn’t improve Him or benefit Him in anyway. It benefits us. “O My servants, you will not be able to harm Me so as to bring any harm to Me and you will be able to benefit Me so as to bring any benefit to Me.”

“And if you should count the favors of Allah, you could not enumerate them. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful”. (Quran 16 :18)


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