Faqihul Ummah: Purpose Of Creation

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Allah Ta'ala has not sent the Believer into this world without any purpose. Instead, they have been sent to make an effort to save people from the fire of hell. What a tremendous mission it is to save oneself and others from the torment of hell.

     This mission requires that one makes every possible effort in this regard. Day and night should be dedicated for this purpose.

The Qur'an, Hadith, tafseer and other Islamic books are all taught for the same object, that this human being may understand the main purpose of his coming into this world. He was not created to graze animals, engage in farming, build homes, etc. He was only created for Deen. Everything else has been created as a servant for him. All the things of the world are meant to serve him, not to rule over him. Hence one's farm, homes, buildings, etc. should all be regarded as servants unto one. They should not be allowed to become one's rulers. The ruler is only Allah Ta'ala.

     It is reported in a Hadith "Verily the world has been created for you while you have been created for the hereafter." The world has been created as your slave. It has been thrown at your feet, you are for Allah Ta'ala alone.

     However, when this human being forgets the purpose of his creation, that he is for Allah Ta'ala only, he becomes enslaved by all the things of the world. His farm, business, home all enslave him since he has removed the yoke of the slavery of Allah Ta'ala from his neck. Hence he himself becomes a slave of the creation. He was supposed to have been the slave of Allah Ta'ala, yet now he has become the slave of the shop, the home, the slave of vote and elections, the slave of worldly respect and even the slave of Shaitaan.

     Therefore, one should remain the slave of Allah Ta'ala only, the entire creation will serve one.

(Mawaiz Faqihul Ummah — Vol.4)

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