The Big Questions: The Purpose Life in Islam
The first of those two major questions in life would be, “Who left us?” We depended upon “God” as the response. As we’re a generation, God is your Creator.
There should be more to life than this, so let us think about it. If you don’t are living in a cave, you’re surrounded by things we people have left with our very own hands. But why did we create those things? The response, naturally, is that we create matters to carry out some particular purpose for us. In a nutshell, we create matters to serve us.
If we admit our Creator, and he made mankind to serve Him, another question would be, “How? If He made us serve Him, He then expects us to serve in a specific fashion, if we want to reach our objective. But how do we understand what that way is?
At night, we’ve got the moon to get light as well as the stars for navigation. God gave additional critters guidance systems best suited to their requirements and requirements. Whales migrate by “studying” the planet’s magnetic fields. Salmon comes from the open sea to spawn at the specific place of the arrival by odor if this can be envisioned. Fish sense remote movements through stress receptors which line their bodies. Particular marine organisms (that the electrical eel being a high-voltage instance) create and “browse” magnetic fields, allowing them to “watch” in muddy waters, or at the blackness of sea depths. Insects communicate with pheromones. Plants feel sunlight and develop towards it (phototropism); their origins feel gravity and develop in the ground (geotropism). In summary, God has gifted each part of His invention with advice. Can we seriously think he wouldn’t give us advice on the one most important component of our presence, especially our reason d’etre–our reason to be? He wouldn’t give us the resources by which to attain salvation?
And do this advice not be . . . Revelation?
Consider it this way: Each item has rules and specifications. For more complicated goods, whose specifications and principles aren’t instinctive, and we rely on owner’s manuals. These guides are written by the person who understands the item finest, and that’s to state the maker. A normal owner’s manual starts with warnings regarding improper usage and the toxic consequences thereof moves on to some description of how to use the product correctly and also the advantages to be obtained thereby and offers product specifications and also a troubleshooting manual whereby we could fix product malfunctions.
Revelation tells us exactly what to do, what not to do and why, tells us exactly what God expects of us, and shows us the way to fix our deficiencies. Revelation is the greatest user’s guide, advised the person who can use us–ourselves.
From the world we all know, goods that meet or exceed specifications are believed victories whereas those who don’t have been … hmm … let’s consider it. Any item which fails to meet factory specifications is either fixed or, if impossible, recycled. To put it differently, destroyed. Ouch. Suddenly this conversation turns scary-serious. Since in this conversation, we would be the product–the product of production.
But let us pause for a minute and consider the way we interact with all the numerous items that fulfill our lives. So long as they do what we desire, we are pleased with them. But when they fail us, we eliminate these. Many are returned to the shop, some contributed to charity, but eventually, they all end up in the garbage, which has … murdered or burnt. In the same way, an underperforming employee receives … fired. Now, stop for a moment and consider that phrase. Hmm … the man or woman who thinks the course of the life translates into classes about faith may have a field day with this.