What is the Purpose of Life?
Such a simple question, but so many answers. You travel through your entire life working, eating, procreating and so on, then you die and your life will come to an abrupt end, with nothing substantial to show for your entire life. Everything you are aware of has a purpose, food, a house, a car, even the sole of your shoe has a purpose. Hence, if all of those things have a purpose and your life is purposeless, you openly admit that the sole of your shoe is more important than yourself because it has a purpose while you don’t. These things are so simple yet they have a purpose.
Now, look at the human body, such a complex system, yet many today are so narrow-minded that they believe they came into existence by themselves. Without a doubt, our existence is impossible without a Creator, and the Creator would never create something without a purpose, as can be seen from the realities that everything does have a purpose. Thus, mankind was also created and does have a purpose, and that purpose is to worship the Supreme Creator Alone, as revealed in the Quraan “And I (Allaah) created not the jinns and humans except they should worship Me (Alone)” (51:56). The one Who created the heavens and the earth and all that exists, the one Who neither has a son, nor a mother, nor exists within an idol, nor exists everywhere, nor does your Creator exist within a human. Any thinking mind would know that anything partly human cannot be divine, and be aware that your Creator is divine and is free from all human descriptions. Your purpose of existence is to worship only the Creator Alone without associating anything with Him. Therefore, it is imperative that mankind understand that they were created to worship Allaah Alone. The religion we call you to is Islaam, it is the religion of Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and the last of the Prophets & Messengers, Muhammad (peace be upon them all). They are just 5 of the Prophets & Messengers sent by the Creator to convey to mankind that they should worship the one True God Alone.
O reader, the Creator gave you a mind to think, to differentiate the truth from falsehood, so ponder seriously and you will ascertain that Islaam is the Truth. Know that the Creator is separate and distinct from His creation. Islaam in its’ essence calls mankind away from the worshipping of creation and to direct their worship to the Creator Alone. Now that you know that your purpose in this life is to worship the Creator, Who has given you a life so that you may worship Him Alone. The question is asked “Who is your Creator?”