The Wisdom Behind the Creation of Man

Now that we have spoken on the creation of the earth, a few important questions arise: What is the significance of the creation of man? What is the goal behind this creation? God clarifies this in His words: “And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me. I do not want from them any provision, nor do I want them to feed Me. Indeed, it is Allah who is the [continual] Provider, the firm possessor of strength.”(Qur’an 51:56-8)

This life is not as the atheists assert, without resurrection, accountability or requital. It is not everlasting; it is only a temporary stage. God, the Exalted, says: “And they say, "There is not but our worldly life; we die and live, and nothing destroys us except time." And they have of that no knowledge; they are only assuming.” (Qur’an 45:24)

How difficult would it be for a person to live his life with no purpose! As any individual is in need of satisfying natural, human desires, they are in need of spiritual satisfaction as well. This cannot be achieved except if one educates himself about God. Knowledge of God cannot be gathered solely from one’s mind or surroundings; one must turn to Divine Scripture. It is important that one understands that the atheistic approach to life is not the result of today’s technological advancements. It is a very old belief upheld from time immemorial. It has been handed down throughout the ages by those who have no belief. God, the Exalted, says: “And We sent among them a messenger from themselves [saying], "Worship Allah; you have no deity other than Him; then will you not fear Him?" And the eminent among his people who disbelieved and denied the meeting of the Hereafter while We had given them luxury in the worldly life said, "This is not but a man like yourselves. He eats of that from which you eat and drinks of what you drink. And if you should obey a man like yourselves, indeed, you would then be losers. Does he promise you that when you have died and become dust and bones that you will be brought forth [once more]? Far-fetched, far-fetched indeed is what you are promised! Life is not but our worldly life - we die and live, but we will not be resurrected.” (Qur’an 23:32-7)

The Need for Messengers

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Peoples Need for Prophets and Messengers

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