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The Purpose of Life

Posted on February 27, 2011 at 2:19 AM

The Purpose of Life

Every person at some stage of his life is faced with questions such as:

What is the meaning and purpose of life?

What is my role in life?

What was I created for?

The materialistic system of education methodically indoctrinates a person to believe that the purpose of life is to amass wealth, to work and seek this fleeting, momentary, temporary world, to become rich, own factories, cars and properties, indulge in merry making, immorality, eating, drinking, dancing and sport. All the above become the end and material the means. In Islam man is encouraged to acquire enough of the world to live moderately and to keep himself healthy and fit so that he can pray and devote himself to the betterment of himself and the society he lives in and to do so not for worldly fame and glory but only to please his Creator. This is the purpose of man's life here on earth. When we start treating the means as an end itself then only disaster can result. Islam teaches man to:-

1. Call mankind to accept the oneness of Allah and the Prophethood (Risalaat) of Muhammad (peace be upon him).

2. Worship the one and only Allah.

3. Please Him by adhering to the way expounded in the Qur'aan and Ahadeeth.

4. Implement the Islamic Law.

5. Earn for oneself and mankind, the everlasting Paradise.

6. Make every effort to save man from the everlasting Hell.

7. Free mankind from all forms of vice, crime and sin.

While involved in the above, he is allowed to enjoy worldly pleasures within the limits, being careful that they do not become more important then the main issues...

Written by Mufti Afzal Hoosen Elias

Categories: Facts & News

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