The purpose of creation. why are we humans created a question that confuses everybody at sometime of thier life.
Why do I exist??
A topic that confuses everyone at some point of
From the point of view of Allah (swt)
What caused Allah to create human beings?
From the human point of view
For what purpose did Allah create humans?
How is that possible when he cannot fully
understand his own brain mind and its
What did philosophers do?
Others claim ----no purpose of human creation
Life evolved from inanimate matter which only
became animate by PURE LUCK….
Human kind‟s supposed „cousins‟ the
MONKEYS and APES are not bothered with
questions of existence….so why should human
beings be bothered with them ?????
Without knowledge of the correct answer ,
human beings become indistinguishable from
The animal necessities and desires of eating,
drinking and pro-creating become the purpose
of human existence by default .
Human effort is therefore focused in this
Humans degrade themselves to the lowest of lowest
level…… “Asfala safileen”
The degraded human mind then create drugs ,
bombs…..become engrossed in:
And the list goes on…..
The only source that can answer this is the
Allah sent His messengers to convey to the
humans their purpose of creation.
Concerned with laws and history of early man and
The concept of incarnation of God:
The concept of Jesus…….God Human Dies
WHY……to cleanse humans of their sins
The recognition of „Devine Sacrifice‟
Acceptance of Jesus as the „Lord God‟
‘Everything is God’ concept:
Incarnations of God
Persons of God
Everything is God….Brahman
Hindu monist philosophers :
Purpose of human kind is the realization of their
divinity…following a path to emancipation from the
wheel of rebirth…..the reabsorption of the human soul
into the ultimate reality….Brahman
The Bakhti path:
Love God because God created mankind to “enjoy a
relationship “ as a father enjoys a relationship with his
The Karma path….conforming to social and ritual duties
to the traditional rules of conduct for one‟s cast.
57. the creation of the heavens and the earth is indeed greater than the
creation of mankind, yet Most of mankind know not.( surah Momin aya 57 )
So Humans are not the greatest creation other more complex things are also
created by Allah so the question is why Allah created…….
Creation is fundamentally the consequence of
the divine attribute of being a creator….A
creator who doesn‟t create ???
Does Allah need His creation???? Of course not
But as the greatness of a writer is apparent in
his writing, the perfection of the divine creative
attribute is manifest in creation.
Some ancient and even modern scientistscould
not comprehend this so claimed….
World and its contents
originally part of
He took a part of Him and created the universe
But its humans who can only „create‟ by
modifying what ALREADY EXISTS
. Allâh is the Creator of All things, and He is the Wakîl (Trustee,
Disposer of affairs, Guardian, etc.) over All things.
. "While Allâh has created You and what You make!"
Use of charms ,amulets, astrology, palmistry is
say: "I seek Refuge with (Allâh) the Lord of the
"From the evil of what He has created;
no calamity befalls, but with the leave [i.e. decision and Qadar (Divine
Preordainments)] of Allâh, and Whosoever believes In Allâh, He guides his
heart [to the true faith with certainty, i.e. what has befallen Him was already
written for Him by Allâh from the Qadar (Divine Preordainments)], and Allâh
is the All-Knower of everything.
Be aware that if the whole of mankind gathered together to do something to
help you they would only be able to do something for you which Allah had
already written for you. Likewise, if the whole of mankind gathered together to
harm you , they would only be able to do something to harm you which Allah
had already written to happen to you.
Angels……do not sin
Humans capable of sinning due to desires
Human beings were created capable of making
mistakes and when they realize their errors and
seek Allah‟s forgiveness the divine attributes of
mercy and forgiveness become manifest.
Hadith: “ When Allah created the universe , He
made an obligation on Himself (recorded)in a
document kept by Him: my mercy supersedes
Allah by His infinite knowledge could have
created all humans and placed some of them in
heaven and others hell……
Those in heaven would not question and be
Those in hell would ask why???????
In the judgment of mankind at the end of this
world , Allah‟s attribute of supreme justice and
fairness become manifest.
and if You Only could see when the Mujrimûn (criminals,
disbelievers, polytheists, sinners, etc.) shall hang their heads before
their Lord (saying): "Our Lord! we have now seen and heard, so
send us back (to the world), we will do righteous good deeds.
Verily! we now believe with certainty."
Nay, it has become manifest to them what they had been concealing
before. but if they were returned (to the world), they would certainly
revert to that which they were forbidden. and indeed they are liars.
Allah‟s love is manifest in beings brought into
existence whether believer or disbeliever to enjoy
Allah states in Quran that He loves:
Those who do good.(5:13)
Those who are just.(5:42)
Those are pious.(9:4)
Those who are patient.(3:146)
Those who put their trust in Him.(3:159)
Those who frequently turn to Him in repentance and
those who purify themselves. ( 2:222)
It is Allah however who decides what is good, who is just
and pious and to know that we needed prophets.
Say (O Muhammad to mankind): "If You (really) love Allâh Then follow Me
(i.e. Accept Islâmic Monotheism, follow the Qur'ân and the Sunnah), Allâh
will love You and forgive You of Your sins. and Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most
All those who enter paradise will not enter solely
based on their good deeds it is the Grace Of Allah
that will ultimately carry them there
Hadith: “Try your best to do right , and be
happy .For none will enter paradise only
because of his deeds” His companions asked “
o messanger of Allah not even you?” he
replied, “Not even I, unless allah envelopes me
in His mercy and grace”
No Allah says in quran:
whoever brings a good deed (Islâmic Monotheism and deeds of
obedience to Allâh and his Messenger ) shall have ten times the like
thereof to his credit, and whoever brings an evil deed (polytheism,
disbelief, hypocrisy, and deeds of disobedience to Allâh and his
Messenger ) shall have Only the Recompense of the like thereof, and
they will not be wronged.
Allah has manifested His grace by multiplying the value of good deeds,
while keeping evil deeds at their face value
Deeds have a major role , but they are not the
deciding factor, Allah‟s grace outweighs them.
Consequently , the creation of human beings the
errors they make and the good they do are all
circumstances for the manifestation of Allah‟s
attributes of Mercy, forgiveness, justice and
Humankind should not question this….
It can be assumed that it was the best way because
Allah is the most wise and most knowledgeable.
“and they will never compass anything of his knowledge
except that which He wills”(2:255)
If He has told us why He decided to do something , it is
not for us to question why He decided to decide.
He cannot be questioned as to what He does, while they will be
Reported by Ibn Abbas “Reflect on the creation
of Allah but do not reflect on Allah”
To reflect on the reality of Allah is to reflect on the
infinite and human mind confuses when it reflects
on the finite universe and what's in it it will get
even more confused when it attempts to
understand the uncreated.
Abu Hurayrah related that the Prophet said:
“Satan will come to everyone of you and ask: who
created this and that?-until he questions: who
created your lord? When he comes to that, one
should seek refuge in Allah ( say: I affirm my
faith in Allah and His prophets )and avoid such
thoughts.” ( sahih Bukhari)
In Quran this question is answered without
and (remember) when Your Lord brought forth from the Children
of Adam, from their loins, their seed (or from Adam's loin his
offspring) and made them testify as to themselves (saying): "Am I
not Your Lord?" they said: "Yes! we testify," lest You should Say on
the Day of Resurrection: "Verily, we have been unaware of this."
173. or lest You should say: "It was Only Our
fathers afortime who took others as partners In
Worship along with Allâh, and we were
(merely their) descendants after them; will You
Then destroy us because of the deeds of men
who practised Al-Bâtil (i.e. polytheism and
committing crimes and sins, invoking and
worshipping others besides Allâh)?" (Tafsir AtTabarî).
Consequently , every human being is
responsible for belief in Allah which is
imprinted on every soul.
and I (Allâh) created not the jinns and
humans except they should Worship Me
If not a single human being worshipped Him ,
it would not diminish His glory in any way,
and if all of mankind worshipped Him , it
would not increase his glory in any way.
IT IS NOT HE BUT WE WHO NEED TO
The English term worship comes from old
„weorthscipe‟ meaning „honor‟.
So in English it means „the performance of
devotional acts in honor of a deity‟
“. so glorify the praises of Your Lord “( 110:3)
In glorifying Allah man chooses to be in
harmony with the rest of the creation which
naturally glorifies its creator
the seven heavens and the earth and All that is
therein, glorify Him and there is not a thing but
glorifies his praise. but You understand not
their glorification. Truly, He is ever forbearing,
In Arabic worship is called „ibaadah‟ which
comes from „abd‟ meaning „a slave‟
A slave is one who is expected to do whatever
his master wills….so in final revelation
„obedient submission to the will of Allah‟
Because obedience to the divine law is the key
to success in this life and next.
Adam and Eve were created in Jannah and then
sent down the only way to return to Jannah is by
obedience to the divine law.
Different acts of worship ordained are
designed to help humans remember Allah:
"Verily! I am Allâh! Lâ ilâha illa Ana (none has the
Right to be worshipped but I), so Worship Me, and
perform As-Salât (Iqâmat-as-Salât) for My
. O You who believe! Observing As-Saum
(the fasting) is prescribed for You as it was
prescribed for those before you, that You
may become Al-Muttaqûn (God concious ).
O You who believe! Remember Allâh with
Because sin is comitted when Allah is
Shaitân (Satan) has overtaken them. so He has
made them forget the remembrance of Allâh.
they are the party of Shaitân (Satan). Verily, it
is the party of Shaitân (Satan) that will be the
Shaitân (Satan) wants Only to excite enmity and Hatred between You
with Intoxicants (alcoholic drinks) and gambling, and hinder You
from the remembrance of Allâh and from As-Salât (the prayer). So,
will You not Then abstain?
We need to remember Allah for our own
salvation and growth:
and those Who, when they have committed Fahishah ( wronged themselves
with evil,) Remember Allâh and ask Forgiveness for their sins; - and none
can forgive sins but Allâh - and do not persist In what (wrong) they have
done, while they know.
In the Islamic system, each and every human
act can be transformed into an act of worship
once you dedicate your life to Allah:
Say (O Muhammad ): "Verily, My Salât (prayer), My sacrifice, My living,
and My dying are for Allâh, the Lord of the 'Alamîn (mankind, jinns and
All that exists).
Sincerely done for Allah
Act done in accordance with the Prophetic
Verily, those who believe [in the Oneness of Allâh, and In his
Messenger Muhammad (Sal-Allaahu 'alayhe Wa Sallam)) including
All obligations ordered by Islâm] and do righteous good deeds,
they are the best of creations.
Abdullah reported that He asked Allah‟s
messenger which sin is the gravest in Allah‟s
sight and he replied “to give Allah a partner,
even though He created you”
Verily, Allâh forgives not that partners should be set up with Him In
worship, but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He
pleases, and whoever sets up partners with Allâh In worship, He has
indeed invented a tremendous sin.
Shirk also occur when human beings love ,
trust or fear the creation more than Allah:
and of mankind are some who take (for worship) others besides Allâh as
rivals (to Allâh). they love them as they should love Allâh. but those
who believe, love Allâh more (than anything else). if only, those who do
wrong could see, when they will see the torment, that All power belongs
to Allâh and that Allâh is Severe In punishment.
Anas Bin Malik narrated that the Prophet (saw)
“whoever possesses three characteristics has tasted
the sweetness of faith:
He who loves Allah and His messenger above all
He who loves another human being for Allah‟s
He who hates to return to disbelief after Allah has
rescued him as he hates to be thrown into fire
“ He who loves for Allah and hates for Allah,
gives for Allah and withholds for Allah has
perfected his faith.”
It is Allah who puts love in the hearts of
believers for the righteous.
. Verily, those who believe [in the Oneness of Allâh and In his
Messenger (Muhammad)] and work deeds of righteousness, the Most
Beneficent (Allâh) will bestow love for them (in the hearts of the
Ask only Allah as it is only He who can answer
the prayers and He is the only one who is
always accessible as long as He is called upon
and when My slaves ask You (O Muhammad ) concerning Me, Then
(answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond
to the invocations of the supplicant when He calls on Me (without any
mediator or intercessor). so let them obey Me and believe In Me, so that
they may be led aright.
Verily, those whom You call upon besides Allâh are slaves like
you. so call upon them and let them answer You if You are
Say (O Muhammad ): "I possess no power of benefit or hurt to
myself except as Allâh wills. if I had the knowledge of the
Ghaib (unseen), I should have secured for myself an abundance
of wealth, and no evil should have touched Me. I am but a
warner, and a bringer of glad tidings unto people who believe."
. who has created death and life, that He may test You which of You is
best In deed. and He is the All-Mighty, the Oft-Forgiving;
Verily! we have made that which is on earth as an adornment for it, In
order that we may test them (mankind) as to which of them are best In
deeds. [i.e.those who do good deeds In the Most perfect manner, that
means to do them (deeds) totally for Allâh's sake and In accordance to the
legal ways of the Prophet].
To inform Allah ?
He knew all about them that was there to know
before even creating them.
The test is to confirm on the day of judgment that
those going to hell deserve it and those going to
paradise are going due to Allah‟s grace.
In this life this test of conduct serves two purposes:
Reward and punishment
Generosity and contentment:
Good traits in any human society
Can these develop where everyone has equal
So the Creator wisely sets the stage for these
spiritual struggles by unequally distributing
wealth in this world:
and Allâh has preferred some of You above others In wealth and
properties. then, those who are preferred will by no means Hand
over their wealth and properties to those (slaves) whom their
Right hands possess, so that they may be equal with them In
respect thereof . do they Then deny the Favour of Allâh?
and know that Your possessions and Your Children are
but a trial and that surely with Allâh is a mighty reward.
and it is He who has made You generations coming after
generations, replacing each other on the earth. and He has raised
You In ranks, some above others that He may try You In that which
He has bestowed on you. surely Your Lord is Swift In retribution,
and certainly He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.
“If a man had a valley of gold he would desire
another, for nothing will fill his mouth but the
dirt of his grave.”
take Sadaqah (alms) from their wealth In order to purify them
and sanctify them with it, and invoke Allâh for them. Verily!
Your invocations are a source of security for them, and Allâh is
How does the test of misfortune help????
Spiritual growth of believer
Purify them of sin
Remind errant believer to return
Calamities further develop………
True patience is the product of complete trust
in Allah at the time of calamity:
Verily! the decision rests Only with Allâh. In him, I put My trust
and let All those that trust, put their trust In him.“
“whoever trusts in Allah will find Him sufficient” (65-3)
and it may be that You dislike a thing which is
good for You and that You like a thing which is
bad for you. Allâh knows but You do not
Verily, with the hardship, there is relief, Verily, with the hardship,
there is relief
"O My sons! Go You and enquire about Yûsuf (Joseph) and his brother,
and never give up hope of Allâh's Mercy. certainly no one despairs of
Allâh's Mercy, except the people who disbelieve."
and that He may Punish the Munâfiqûn (hypocrites), men and
women, and also the Mushrikûn men and women, who think evil
thoughts about Allâh, for them is a disgraceful torment, and the Anger
of Allâh is upon them, and He has cursed them and prepared Hell for
them, and worst indeed is that destination.
Verily, those who have believed, and those who have emigrated (for
Allâh's religion) and have striven hard In the Way of Allâh, All These
hope for Allâh's Mercy. and Allâh is Oft-Forgiving, Most-Merciful.
and Certainly, we shall test You with something of fear, hunger, loss of
wealth, lives and fruits, but give glad tidings to As-Sâbirin (the patient
156. Who, when afflicted with calamity, say: "Truly! to Allâh we belong
and Truly, to Him we shall return."
and if Allâh were to Punish men for that which they earned, He would
not leave a moving (living) creature on the surface of the earth, but He
gives them respite to an appointed term, and when their term comes,
Then Verily, Allâh is ever All-Seer of his slaves.
and Verily, we will make them taste of the near torment (i.e. the torment
In the life of This world, i.e. disasters, calamities, etc.) prior to the Supreme
torment (in the Hereafter), In order that they may (repent and) return (i.e.
evil (sins and disobedience of Allâh, etc.) has appeared on land and
sea because of what the hands of men have earned (by oppression and
evil deeds, etc.), that Allâh may make them taste a part of that which
they have done, In order that they may return (by repenting to Allâh,
and begging his Pardon).
do people think that they will be left alone because they say: "We believe," and
will not be tested. and we indeed tested those who were before them. and
Allâh will certainly make (it) known (the Truth of) those who are true, and will
certainly make (it) known (the falsehood of) those who are liars, (although
Allâh knows All that before putting them to test).
make not the calling of the Messenger (Muhammad) among You as Your
calling of one another. Allâh knows those of You who slip away under
shelter (of some excuse without taking the permission to Leave, from the
Messenger ). and let those who oppose the Messenger's (Muhammad)
Commandment (i.e. his Sunnah legal ways, orders, acts of worship,
statements, etc.) (among the sects) beware, lest some Fitnah (disbelief,
trials, afflictions, earthquakes, killing, overpowered by a tyrant, etc.)
befall them or a painful torment be inflicted on them.
and fear the Fitnah (affliction and trial, etc.) which affects not In
particular (only) those of You who do wrong (but it may afflict All the
good and the bad people), and know that Allâh is Severe In