Purpose of Human Life, Dr. Emdad Khan

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 Purpose of Human Life, Dr. Emdad Khan

Purpose of Life:Worshiping the Creator by Properly doing Day to Day Action

وَمَا خَلَقۡتُ ٱلۡجِنَّ وَٱلۡإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعۡبُدُونِ (٥٦) سُوۡرَةُ الذّاریَات

I did not create the Jinns and the human beings except for the purpose that they should worship Me. (56)

For eating, sleeping, working truthfulness, honesty, generosity, courage, and humbleness; all are worship through sincere intention and obedience to God.

If a person performs the various activities with good intention, they will be rewarded and entire life to become an act of worship. “Helping a person or his belongings onto his mount is an act of charity.  A good word is charity.  Every step taken on the way to performing prayers is charity.  Removing an obstacle from the road is charity.”

“If he is working to support his small children, then it is for the sake of God.  If he is working to support his elderly parents, then it is for the sake of God.  If he is working to occupy himself and keep his desires in check, then it is for the sake of God.  If, on the other hand, he is doing so to show off and earn fame, then he is working for the sake of Satan.D

Intention of Doing an Action: But with action, the intention for doing the action is also equally important.

وَمَآ أُمِرُوٓاْ إِلَّا لِيَعۡبُدُواْ ٱللَّهَ مُخۡلِصِينَ لَهُ ٱلدِّينَ حُنَفَآءَ وَيُقِيمُواْ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ وَيُؤۡتُواْ ٱلزَّكَوٰةَ‌ۚ وَذَٲلِكَ دِينُ ٱلۡقَيِّمَةِ (٥) سُوۡرَةُ البَیّنَة

And they are commanded except that they should serve God, keeping religion pure for Him, as men by nature upright, and to establish worship and to pay the poor-due. That is true religion. (98.5)

“All actions are judged by motives, and each person will be rewarded according to their intention.  Thus, he whose migration was to God and His Messenger, his migration is to God and His Messenger; but he whose migration was for some worldly thing he might gain, or for a wife he might marry, his migration is to that for which he migrated.” Stated Muhammed (PBUH)

But Earning Wealth Needs Balancing:Use Moderation and Avoid Greed

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ لَا تُلۡهِكُمۡ أَمۡوَٲلُكُمۡ وَلَآ أَوۡلَـٰدُڪُمۡ عَن ذِڪۡرِ ٱللَّهِ‌ۚ وَمَن يَفۡعَلۡ ذَٲلِكَ فَأُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ هُمُ ٱلۡخَـٰسِرُونَ (٩) سُوۡرَةُ المنَافِقون 

God says: “O you who believe, your riches and your children must not divert you from the remembrance of Allah. And those who do that are the losers. (Quran 63:9)

Purpose of Human Being Creation: Know Each Other and Be Closer to God by Good Deeds

يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلنَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقۡنَـٰكُم مِّن ذَكَرٍ۬ وَأُنثَىٰ وَجَعَلۡنَـٰكُمۡ شُعُوبً۬ا وَقَبَآٮِٕلَ لِتَعَارَفُوٓاْ‌ۚ إِنَّ أَڪۡرَمَكُمۡ عِندَ ٱللَّهِ أَتۡقَٮٰكُمۡ‌ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ۬ (١٣) سُوۡرَةُ الحُجرَات

O mankind, We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into races and tribes, so that you may identify one another. Surely the noblest of you, in Allah’s sight, is the one who is most pious of you. Surely Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware. (49.13)

Human Languages and Color: We are to be Diverse but be Inclusive

وَمِنۡ ءَايَـٰتِهِۦ خَلۡقُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ وَٱخۡتِلَـٰفُ أَلۡسِنَتِڪُمۡ وَأَلۡوَٲنِكُمۡ‌ۚ إِنَّ فِى ذَٲلِكَ لَأَيَـٰتٍ۬ لِّلۡعَـٰلِمِينَ (٢٢) سُوۡرَةُ الرُّوم

And of His signs is the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the difference of your languages and colours.  Indeed these   are signs for the persons of knowledge. (30. 22)

Good Actions  with Rewarded:

إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ وَعَمِلُواْ ٱلصَّـٰلِحَـٰتِ لَهُمۡ جَنَّـٰتٌ۬ تَجۡرِى مِن تَحۡتِہَا ٱلۡأَنۡہَـٰرُ‌ۚ ذَٲلِكَ ٱلۡفَوۡزُ ٱلۡكَبِيرُ (١١) سُوۡرَةُ البُرُوج

Indeed! Those who believe and do good works, theirs will be Gardens underneath which rivers flow. That is the Great Success. (85.11)

Ultimate Goal of a Human Soul:To Meet God where God is Pleased and We are also Pleased

يَـٰٓأَيَّتُہَا ٱلنَّفۡسُ ٱلۡمُطۡمَٮِٕنَّةُ (٢٧) ٱرۡجِعِىٓ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكِ رَاضِيَةً۬ مَّرۡضِيَّةً۬ (٢٨) فَٱدۡخُلِى فِى عِبَـٰدِى (٢٩) وَٱدۡخُلِى جَنَّتِى (٣٠) سُوۡرَةُ الفَجر

As for an obedient person, it will be said to him, “O content soul, (27) Come back to your Lord, well-pleased, well-pleasing. 6 (28) So, enter among My (special) servants, (29) And enter My Paradise.” (89.30) Surah Al-Fajr

 Harming a Believer or a Human Being:

إِنَّ ٱلَّذِينَ فَتَنُواْ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنِينَ وَٱلۡمُؤۡمِنَـٰتِ ثُمَّ لَمۡ يَتُوبُواْ فَلَهُمۡ عَذَابُ جَهَنَّمَ وَلَهُمۡ عَذَابُ ٱلۡحَرِيقِ (١٠) سُوۡرَةُ البُرُوج

Surely, those who persecuted the believing men and the believing women, then did not repent, __for them there is the torment of Hell, and for them there is the torment of burning. (10)

Reconciling among Believers or Human Being:

إِنَّمَا ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنُونَ إِخۡوَةٌ۬ فَأَصۡلِحُواْ بَيۡنَ أَخَوَيۡكُمۡ‌ۚ وَٱتَّقُواْ ٱللَّهَ لَعَلَّكُمۡ تُرۡحَمُونَ (١٠) سُوۡرَةُ الحُجرَات

All believers are but brothers, therefore seek reconciliation between your two brothers, and fear Allah, so that you may be blessed with mercy. (49.10) 

Replace Evil deed by Good one: Our Enemy Becomses Bosom Friend

وَلَا تَسۡتَوِى ٱلۡحَسَنَةُ وَلَا ٱلسَّيِّئَةُ‌ۚ ٱدۡفَعۡ بِٱلَّتِى هِىَ أَحۡسَنُ فَإِذَا ٱلَّذِى بَيۡنَكَ وَبَيۡنَهُ ۥ عَدَٲوَةٌ۬ كَأَنَّهُ ۥ وَلِىٌّ حَمِيمٌ۬ (٣٤) وَمَا يُلَقَّٮٰهَآ إِلَّا ٱلَّذِينَ صَبَرُواْ وَمَا يُلَقَّٮٰهَآ إِلَّا ذُو حَظٍّ عَظِيمٍ۬ (٣٥)

Good and evil are not equal. Repel (evil) with what is best, and you will see that the one you had mutual enmity with him will turn as if he were a close friend. (34) And no one is blessed with this (attitude) but those who observe patience, and no one is blessed with this (attitude) but a man of great luck. (41.35)

Expect No Wordily Gain: Feed Needy, Hungry, Orphan

وَيُطۡعِمُونَ ٱلطَّعَامَ عَلَىٰ حُبِّهِۦ مِسۡكِينً۬ا وَيَتِيمً۬ا وَأَسِيرًا (٨) إِنَّمَا نُطۡعِمُكُمۡ لِوَجۡهِ ٱللَّهِ لَا نُرِيدُ مِنكُمۡ جَزَآءً۬ وَلَا شُكُورًا (٩)

And they give food, out of their love for Him (Allah), to the needy, and the orphan, and the captive, (8) Saying to them, “We feed you only for the sake of God; we have no intention of (receiving) either a reward or thanks from you . (76.9)

Who is Real Poor? Not fulfiling the Rights of Other Human Being 

We must use our tongues and hands properly, otherwise on the final day, in the  court of God, we will be disgraced and real poor. The Messenger of Allah asked his Companions; do you know who is a poor person? The companions asked him who and the Prophet continued, “The poor person is he who comes to God with a mountain of good deeds, but has been careless at the same time. He lies at some point, hurts someone, or calls someone names. These people will come and demand their rights on the Day of Judgment, so God will start distributing his good deeds among them. His good deeds will finish but their rights will not. God  will then take these peoples’ sins and start collecting them on this person’s head. These sins will pile up like a mountain. Such a one is called a poor person, one who has accumulated a mountain of good deeds but has been careless with his tongue and his hands at the same time, on the Day of Judgment.

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