What is the Purpose of Life?
Allah answers this question in the Noble Quran:
I (Allah) did not create jinn and humans except to worship Me. [Surah 51:58]
A universal message for all mankind – all backgrounds, ethnicities and nationalities. The sole and only purpose of our existence is to worship Allah – our Creator, Sustainer and Provider.
Allah created proofs of His existence within our own selves and all around us. He did not leave us alone to wander blindly guessing on how to worship Him. Throughout the ages, Allah sent Prophets to teach people how to worship him. However, previous Prophets were sent to a specific place and people.
Allah sent His final Prophet Mohammad (ﷺ) with His final revelation (called the Quran) to all mankind…To pull mankind out of the depths of ignorance and anguish to the heights of knowledge, internal peace and everlasting contentment.
Achieving this true success requires placing the topmost priority on living one’s life in accordance with the teachings of the Quran and Prophet Mohammad (ﷺ) .
Reset Your Priority
What are your current priorities? To understand your priorities, answer the following questions:
How do you use your free time? On what do you spend your money? What occupies your thoughts? On what do you exert your efforts?
Genuinely reflecting on these questions will indicate the priority that you place on fulfilling your life’s true mission. It is never too late to reset your priorities. Gaining knowledge is a key aspect of this even if you have been a Muslim all your life. Below are some links that will help you in your journey.