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Why were we Created?

All praise is due to Allah. May His prayers and blessings be upon his Last Messenger and on all those who follow the path of righteousness until the Last Day.

Not just Muslims, but every single human being has to answer the most fundamental question at some point in his or her lifetime:

"Why was I created? Why am I here? What am I doing in this world? Why did God create me?"

These questions are questions which each and everyone of us reflects on at some point during their life. We have some answers, which are given generally but usually these answers don't satisfy us - seeming somewhat simplistic. So, we still wonder: "Why me? Why here?" I know all of you (Muslims), are saying, "To worship Allah, khallas (finish). What more is there to say? Why do we need to have a big long talk on why we were created when we all know it is to worship Allah?!"

But wait. If this is presented to a non-Muslim, the next logical question would be, "Why does Allah want us to worship Him?" Then your stuck, which can only mean that in our own minds it is not really clear. Why did Allah create us to worship Him?

Addressing the question, "Why did Allah create us?", we have to understand how to deal with those people we live with (in the West). Those who don't consider there to be any purpose in man's creation, firmly believing that they are just a product of evolution and that the forces of nature. Just as we don't have apes, dogs or cows thinking about why they are here, then we also don't have to think about it either. Following from this belief being the basis of the philosophy of Western society (that man is without purpose), the whole issue of government, morality, etc. has no basis for them in Revelation. The product of this attitude is, of course, the corruption that we are living in.

When a Muslim addresses this topic, we have to find our understanding from Divine Revelation and not human speculation. Because human speculation has no bounds; we can imagine all kinds of things and if any of you has studied philosophy of religion, you will know how many opinions there are about the creation of man and existence. Because of the variety of philosophies which are out there, no one can say this one is correct or that one is incorrect, because there is no guidance behind it. No Divine Revelation. It is only from Divine Revelation that we can determine the reality of our creation, because it is Allah who has created us and so He knows the purpose of our creation. We can hardly understand it ourselves, much less trying to understand the essence of things. So it is for Allah to inform us through the revelation in the Qur'an and the sunnah (the Prophetic traditions) which were brought to us by His Last Messenger and the Messengers before him.

Now if we are to look initially into revelation, to determine why was man created, there is a deeper question that we should be asking before that: "Why did God create?" This before we even get to man because man is not the greatest act of creation. Allah says:

"The creation of the Heavens and the Earth is indeed greater then the creation of mankind; yet, most of mankind know not."
[Al-Qur'an 40:57]

Man is not the greatest act of creation, this universe is far more complex and far more magnificent than man. So the issue of creation should then go to, "Why did God create?", as opposed to simply, "Why create man?"

Fundamentally, we can say that the creation is the natural consequence of the attribute of creator. Allah is the creator. That is one of his attributes. That is what he has informed us. That being his attribute, the creator, the natural consequence or the product of this attribute is his creation.

A painter, if we are to draw a similitude on a lower level, who tells you that he is a painter, if you ask him where are his paintings and he replies I don't have any. What kind of painter is this? The concept of a painter who doesn't paint, there is some thing not quite gelling together here, of course Allah is beyond this. But if we are to understand on the simplest level, the two go together. The perfection of a painter lies in his paintings. His quality and his ability to paint, is manifest in his paintings. And Allah, beyond all that, as creator, this quality of creation is manifest in the creation itself. Allah didn't create out of a need. No, the fact that he is the creator, is manifest in the creation.

Furthermore, consider the act of creation, this act, with regards to Allah is unique. Though we use the term i.e. So and so created a table etc, actually it is in a limited sense. Human beings don't really create, they manipulate, because they can only "create" what already exists. When we make a chair or a table, we didn't create the wood, we had to take it from a tree, we didn't create the metal, which makes the screws etc, we had to melt down rocks and take the metal out. So we are not creating from nothing. We are manipulating things which Allah has already created in to different shapes and forms which are useful to us. We call it "creation" but the real act of creation, is creation from nothing, and this is unique to Allah alone.

This is a concept, which many people in ignorance, because they couldn't grasp the idea of creation from nothingness, it lead them to conclude that the world is Allah. Those who say "inside of each and every atom is Allah." And you have people, who call themselves Muslims saying this. Non-Muslims have said this before and there are Muslims who claim this. That Allah is inside each and everything, because Allah is the reality and everything else is fake in their interpretation. That means then, that the creation is Allah, and Allah is the creation. Very, very dangerous concept, which leads some of those who make this claim to say that you don't have to worship outside of yourself. Ibn Arabi, was famous for this statement, he is considered to be one of the saints, amongst the so called Sufi religion. Ibn Arabi said, "There is no need to worship one outside yourself, you are Allah. It is sufficient to worship yourself." This is shirk.

This concept of Allah being within his creation, no distinction the creation and Allah, it leads them to this shirk. Because they are unable to accept the uniqueness of Allah's creation, they compare the act of creation by Allah to human creation. That is, just as we manipulate, Allah took pieces of himself and made the earth and the universe. Others will say that all human beings have inside of themselves Allah, that there is a part of Allah inside each and everyone of us. The whole essence, the purpose of life is for us to realize that we have part of Allah inside of ourselves, remove the material blocks which keep us from Allah and again become one with Allah in what they call "fana". This is again a teaching of the Sufi religion.

Becoming one with Allah, returning back to Allah in this sense. But this is in fact part of the teachings of shirk. Shaytan (Satan) has deluded man into this imagination. It is part of the belief of the Hindus. Nirvana, the concept that when you die, you are reborn again, and you move up in stages, each time, if you are a good boy or good girl, you go up higher and higher, until you get to the top. You know you have reached the peak, because when you die the next time you become one with the universal soul, Nirvana. That is the end of rebirth. So your whole purpose is to return and become one with God again. This is all, as I said, a product of the inability to understand the concept of creation from nothingness, which is unique to Allah. Allah says:

"There is nothing like him, and he is the hearer and seer of all."

So when we try to interpret Allah's creation like the way we create, then we have made Him like his creation and it leads us ultimately to those aspects of shirk which I have mentioned. This is quite common amongst the Muslim world today, because when you look into the various branches of the Sufi religion, where they have prescribed various acts of purification, they call it dhikr, exercises to torture the body through spinning and dancing. What is the purpose of this? They will tell you, to liberate the soul from this earthly body and to achieve that state of "fana" or "i'tihad", a variety of names they have for it.

It is this concept, which lead al-Hallaj, many centuries ago, when he was promoting this idea, and he was put before a panel of judges questioning these concepts, which he was expressing. When they asked him to recant, to take this stuff back, he stood up, opened up his cloak and said "There is nothing inside this cloak except Allah". So they executed him. And of course, those in the Sufi religion, they have stories that when they cut his head off, it rolled around saying "Allah, Allah, Allahu Akbar etc". It might have, that is Shaytan may have entered and said these things, as happened with the calf of the Isrealites, when the Prophet Musa (Moses) let Egypt and the people, after crossing the red sea, had a desire to have a god that they could see, so they made a golden calf which they began to worship. This calf was saying "moo" like the calves do. This is what convinced them that this was the real thing. We know it wasn't the calf saying this. The evil jinn can enter the in to physical entities, make sounds and give these impressions. So there is no problem for us to say ok, maybe when they cut of al-Hallaj's head that it said these things, because this was part of a test. If we are clear in terms of creator and creation, this is no problem for us.

Allah is the creator and everything besides Him is His creation, which He created from nothing. It is not Him, nor is He it. This is the pure concept as taught by the Prophet sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam, his companions, and the early generations of righteous scholars, the students of the companions and those who came after them. The best of generations. That is how they understood this matter. There was no confusion in their minds. It wasn't until Islam spread to areas like Egypt, India and Persia, areas where the Christians had already gotten into deep philosophies, trying to explain how Jesus was a man and god at the same time. When they came in to Islam they brought it with them. This is the reality. It is not something we should necessarily condemn them for or feel is unusual. It is natural, when a person reverts to Islam, that they will carry with them what they believed before. What has been clarified for them, of the basic principles, they accept, and they reject things, which obviously contradict. But it doesn't mean that every last thought that they have, and everything that was wrong in their philosophies, ideology and concepts will be erased. They will carry these things in with them. This is why in the later part of the Prophet's sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam life, prior to his death, when he was coming back from one of the battles, his companions asked him to set aside a tree for them, that they could hang their weapons on, like the way the pagans would hang their weapons on trees, believing that when they hung the weapons, it became super-powerful, as if some power was coming from the tree, that their shields would now block steel and their swords would cut through the enemy. Some of the companions who had newly accepted Islam, asked the Prophet sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam to designate one for them, a special one, an Islamic one. They understood that what the pagans had, this was wrong. These were the companions of the Prophet sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam and he had to clarify it for them. He said:

"You are like the companions of Musa who asked to have the calf built."

And he clarified for them that all of this is shirk and there is no place for it in Islam. So if it could happen to some of the companions, then we cannot blame the generations who have come after them, who come into Islam and carry with them some of their old ideas. What it is for us to do is to clarify.

So what we have in front of us then, is that Allah created this universe out of nothing, and everything that is in it was created. For example:

"Allah created all things, and he is the agent, upon which, all things depend."
[Al-Qur'an 39:62]

This is the reality. This is stressed for us, in order for us to realize that ultimately, all good, all evil, that takes place in the world, only takes place by the permission of Allah. Therefore we should not seek any other channels to protect ourselves from evil, or to gather for ourselves good, as people commonly do today. They will go to fortunetellers, this is big business today, all the magazines have various forms of fortunetellers like dial a horoscope etc. in a society that has lost touch with Allah, this is what is open to them. Allah has stressed for us that no calamity will befall us except by Allah's permission:

"Nothing is taking place in this world except by the permission of Allah."

And the Prophet sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam further emphasized this principle by saying:

"If the whole of mankind gathered to do some thing to help us, they could not help in anything which Allah had not already written for us. And if the whole of mankind gathered together to harm us, then they would not be able to harm with anything which Allah had not already written for us."

Therefore what is required of us is to depend on Allah, put our trust in Allah. This is what we have to draw out of this attribute of Allah being the creator. This creation exists because of that attribute. Its practical significance to us lies in putting our trust in Allah.

There is another aspect, besides the fact that the creation exists because Allah is the creator. We can also see from what the Prophet sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam has informed us, that in the creation there is manifestation of Allah's attributes of mercy, forgiveness, kindness etc etc. Allah created man in paradise, they disobeyed Allah, but Allah had taught them how to repent, how to turn back to him and seek his forgiveness, then he would forgive them. Having done that, they were forgiven, Adam became the first prophet, and mankind was absolved of that sin. The story of Adam and Eve is the story of human existence. Human beings are given a consciousness of Allah. When Allah created all human beings, as he states in the Qur'an, he took from Adam all of his descendents, and made them all bear witness that Allah is their Lord. So we are all born with that consciousness. He has also given us a consciousness of what is right and what is wrong.

"We have inspired each and every soul to an awareness of corruption and righteousness."

Allah gave revelation through his commandments, not to eat of the tree. However, human beings forget. And when they forget Allah then they fall into sin. We can absolve ourselves of that sin by means of repentance, and Allah forgives us when we repent sincerely. The Prophet sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam said:

"The one who repents is like the one without sin."

"If you did not commit sins and turn to Allah seeking his forgiveness, then he would replace you with another people who would sin, ask Allah's forgiveness and he would forgive them."

So in our sinning and asking Allah's forgiveness, the attribute of Allah's mercy and forgiveness becomes manifest. Allah knew what we were going to do before he created us, he knew that he was creating a species who would sin. If he didn't wan t them to sin, if it was not his intention to permit them to sin, then he could have created angels, more angels. But the had already created angels, so he chose to create a being, that would disobey his commandments through forgetfulness or just simple disobedience, but would turn back to him in repentance, and his attribute of forgiveness would become manifest. Similarly, his mercy.

The Prophet sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam is quoted as saying that when Allah created the universe, He made an obligation on Himself, recorded in a document, kept by Him, that "My mercy precedes my wrath." He sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam also was reported as saying:

"Allah created mercy with a hundred parts. One of which was sent down upon the jinn and human beings and other living creatures. It is out of this one part that they love each other, show kindness to one another, and even the animals treat their offspring with affection. Allah has reserved the remaining ninety-nine parts for his true worshippers on the Day of Judgment."

This is the mercy of Allah manifest in his creation. What is also manifest in creation, in the act of creation, the creation of man, is his attribute of justice, fairness, which comes out as the judgment at the end of this world. I am sure we have all read the ahadith in which the Prophet sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam said:

"Allah created some people for hell and some people for paradise."

For a lot of people, this is something very heavy. And the companions, they asked the Prophet sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam then what is the point in doing good deeds? If Allah created some for heaven and some for hell then what is the pin in doing anything? It has already been decided. The Prophet sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam said:

"Each one of you will find it easy to do what he was created for."

So if you choose the evil way, you find it easy and you carry on in that way, then that was what you were created for. But ultimately it is your choice. You choose hell. The fact hat Allah has recorded, before anything was created, who would be in hell and who would be in heaven does not change the fact that it is we who choose. The judgment is only to manifest to those who go to hell, that they deserve to be in hell. It is only for them basically. Because if Allah created you, and put you in paradise, with all that is in paradise, and you see those people in hell suffering, are you going to ask Allah, why did you put me in paradise? No, you're going to say "all praise be to Allah!", you don't want to question or to wonder, all you will be is ecstatic that you are of those in paradise. So the judgment is not for you, it is for those who are going to hell. If you happen to be amongst those who were created for and put in hell, you would say, why me? Why did you put me in hell? And Allah would say because you would have done so and so in your life. But you would say no, no I wouldn't. If you give me a chance I would do good deeds. You would not give up arguing.

So Allah has allowed us to live out our lives. So when we stand before him, our book of deeds is spread before us, we know without a shadow of a doubt, that we chose hell. That Allah's judgment is just. There is no injustice in it, in any way shape or form. Allah says he oppresses no one. We will know that we chose hell.

And the only thing that remains for us, and I pray that it is not in fact us, who are going to hell, is to beg Allah for another chance. Allah says:

"If you could only see when the sinners will bow their heads before their lord, saying; O Lord, we have now seen and heard, so send us back and we will do righteous deeds. Verily, we now believe with certainty."

This is the only response, which will be left for them. Or as Allah said:

"And those whose light scales of good deeds, they ruined themselves and they will be in hell eternally. The fire will burn their faces, and they will grin with disfigured lips, I will say to them; Were My Verses not recited to you, and you rejected them? They will reply; Our Lord, our misery overcame us and we were a people astray. Our Lord, bring us out of this, and if we ever return we will truly be unjust."

When we die, there remains behind us a barrier, the barzakh, none of us will come back, it is a one-way ticket. Those poor individuals who think they will get another chance, this is the new age religion, they think it is new, but it is just plain old Hindu delusion, that when you die, you get another chance to come back again. The effects of this actually, among Hindus, where I am in the UAE, there are a lot of Hindus here, everyday in the news paper you read about a Hindu man or woman who ties a rope to a ceiling fan, which is found in many of the homes, put it around their neck, kicked away the chair and passed out of this world. Suicide is common amongst them. Why? Because they think they have another chance. It will be a rude awakening for them when they meet the angel of death and find themselves in the next life, realizing that there is no coming back.

In the creation of man is manifest the grace of Allah. This is a particular point which all of us should reflect on and be thankful to Allah for. His grace, and Christians, they like to refer to us Muslims as those who don't believe in the grace of God, we are those who look at God's judgment and it is just about deeds, you do good then you go to heaven, you do bad and you go to hell, that is it, no grace there at all. For them the grace of God is there for all those who accept that he became a man, and was crucified by man, to provide salvation for human beings who's sins had become so great that they could not remove that sin through any act themselves. So it was with the spilling of the "Blood of God" that we could be absolved of our sins. For them, if you accept that God spilt his blood for mankind's salvation, then you have earned the grace of God. Does not matter what you do as long as you have accepted this belief in the grace of God.

Muslims also believe in the grace of God. Actually it plays a major and significant role. Often it is not stressed but it is important for us to realize how the grace of Allah is manifest in our creation. The Prophet sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam said: "Observe moderation, but if you fail, try to do as much as you can moderately and be happy. For none of you will enter Paradise only because of his deeds." Of course when the companions heard that they said, "O Messenger of Allah, not even you?" And the Prophet sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam said: "Not even me. Were it not that Allah wrapped me in his mercy. And bear in mind that the deed most loved by Allah is one done constantly even if it is small."

What does this mean? It means that God's grace is manifest in our lives in that were He to call us to account, one good deed, one evil deed, equal to each other, then we would not enter paradise, not even the prophets of Allah. But Allah through his grace and mercy has multiplied the value of the good deeds. Allah says:

"Whoever brings a good deed, shall the value of ten like it. And whoever brings an evil deed will be punished with one like it. And they will not be wronged."
[Al-Qur'an 3:160]

This is Allah's grace. Good deeds erase evil deeds. One good deed will erase at least ten evil deeds. Allah's grace is not arbitrary, simply because you say I believe you have his grace, no matter what you do, no. The more good you do, the more of his grace is manifest in you. If you chose evil and reject the good, then you don't receive His grace, it doesn't matter what you say. If you say, I am a Muslim, I believe, but really you don't believe, it is just some words you are saying, them you will not be subject to the grace of Allah.

So the creation is a manifestation of Allah's attribute of being the creator. In the creation of man within the scheme of things, there is manifest Allah's attribute of mercy, his attribute of justice and this is the reason for the creation of man from the point of view of Allah. From human perspective, why did God create man in terms of for what purpose? Then this is the one we all know and are familiar with:

"We did not create the jinn and men except to worship us."
[Al-Qur'an 51:56]

So relative to Allah, we were created in a means or a way in which Allah has chosen to manifest his attributes of creation, mercy, grace etc and he could have chosen another one. But relative to us as human beings, we know that our purpose is to worship Allah. As we said, Allah does not need our worship, a Allah didn't need to create. When he created us to worship him, he didn't create us, out of a need for our worship, because Allah has no needs. In a famous hadith qudsi in which Allah says:

"If all of you, jinn and mankind, were to worship like the most righteous amongst you, it would not increase the dominion of Allah in any way shape or form. And if all of us, jinn and mankind ... "

Therefore when we look for the purpose of worship, we have to look into man. Allah created us to worship him, because we need to worship him. It is something he has given us as a means of benefiting ourselves. We are the ones who benefit from it. Worship has been established, fundamentally for the growth, the spiritual growth of man. This growth takes place through the remembrance of Allah. When you look at all the different aspects of worship, you will see the core of it is focused on the remembrance of Allah.

"Establish the prayer for My remembrance."

This is the essence for the consciousness of God. Allah says that he has:

" ... prescribed for us fasting, as he prescribed it for those before us, so that we may fear him."

Worship is there for us to remember Allah. And it is in the remembrance of Allah, that we achieve that consciousness. Because it is when we forget Allah, that Shaytan causes us to disobey Allah and fall into sin. So it is only in His remembrance that we can attain salvation. All of the various acts of worship from saying "Bismillah" when we eat is to help us remember Allah in order to grow spiritually.

Allah has said that he has created us to test us, to see which of us is best in deeds. He is not testing us to know, in the sense that he doesn't already know, but this world is a test for us in order again that we can grow spiritually.

We cannot develop this spiritual characteristic of generosity unless some of us have more then others and then we are required to give of the wealth we have. When we give, we grow. Similarly, if we were not in a position where others had more then us then we wouldn't have the ability to develop the higher spiritual quality of contentment, patience, satisfaction in what Allah has given us.

So it is all there in order to bring out the higher spiritual qualities, which enable us to attain the state, which makes us suitable and eligible to return to paradise. The paradise from which we were created, we were created in paradise and for paradise. Through our choices we have left, in this life, a field of testing, where we can grow to a state where we deserve paradise.

The purpose of this life is the worship of Allah, this life is a test. A test for us, will we worship Allah, or will we forget Him. This is where our focus has to begin.

(s) Part of a lecture delivered on the Priorities of a Muslim Today 

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0 # zuhad murad ali 2014-09-25 23:48
Part 2:
Today you all people are here and debating on this either muslims or non muslims is just because to satisfy and stable your curious nature as all human have,trust me get the first 99.99% half and you will surely get your answer...As said before a 1st grade child will never get to know the math of 12 th grade no matter how much you teach him the 1st grade,he will have to go through the math of all the grades and then somwhere can he get his answer...
Beieve me i am not hitting the bush,if you are lucky and you choose wise you will surely get the 99.99% first to get your answer...
One thing more,please think over this why are you spending this much energy on debating for question like that ?? I bet its your inner curious soul who is craving for thruth in order to leave peaceful and that my brother lies in this comment...
May you find the right path,God Bless you all Ameen...
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0 # bafoofkit 2014-09-26 01:27
The reason I posted was this page was posted on facebook as if it had some special significance . But upon perusal I found just the opposite, it is a track based on deliberate ignorance in a desperate attempt to shore up the belief system of the failed religion called Islam .
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0 # zuhad murad ali 2014-09-25 23:47
Asalamughalikum...
(I am commenting in 2 parts because of my comment length)
Part1:
A very interesting and necessary topic has been drawn on this board today,i almost went through awl the article and comments,and now i would like to post my logic and answer,whic can be wrong or right to you as everyone has there own way of thinking and level of satisfication to be achieved...
Well being a muslim i am always curious to know about questions like these why we are here ? Why we are being tested and what is in it for God ?
These questions are almost in everyones mind but some are afraid to ask it and some know that it cant be answered,My ideolgy is that up till and untill which religions i have studied and what teachings they convey islam seems to be the most logical and descriptive,For me almost 99.99% i am satisfied with all the teachings of islam but only the above mentioned questions keeps on hitting me my questioning nerves,But Thanks to Allah this is not anymore on my nerves and that is because of the following logicall statements:
The 0.1% of this knowing of unknown cannot be answered in verbal form or achieved via discusions,it is that part that you only get to know and you only get satisfied when you first get the first 99.99% half...
Allah will automatically satisfy your soul,and even your logic will till you that if the 99.99% is right as compare to the other religions why cant be the 0.1%.
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0 # Bala Bafoofkit 2014-08-25 04:32
The article proves nothing, it was written by somebody who knows nothing about science
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0 # Faiz 2014-09-26 10:55
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZWo5CAmiSA
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+1 # Anonmuslim 2014-04-29 21:33
We did not create the jinn and men except to worship us."[Al-Qur'an 51:56]

Allah does not need our worship.... BUt we were created to do that, we were created with need for US to worship him....... for our benefit

SO question is What was the purpose of creating us for that particular reason?

the "painter" terminology - A painter paints, but there is a purpose for his painting...to express his ideas, for his own fullfillment, to make others happy, to gain popularity, to be appreciated etc....
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-1 # Richard 2014-03-27 17:39
or yer just to point out that human don't have freewill he said i can't get him to do what he want, but man has freewill, that why god has abuse his power, i was setting up a community radio, which i dropped out of university for when he said is he going to kill a woman, i never thought of killing anyone, let alone kill a partner in a company, god has some evil idea of life in the end he just said leave him, because in the last verse of the Quran he explain fro the evil that he created so he addmittee that he made this evil, he said he was going to put a vicery in the earth to why so he could plan all the evil that he made, i saying this because god goes about this exsist with some pure evil, what i wanted was a short moment with my mother and father, just to say thanks for giving me life when he ripping me away from them, my mother had a son that passaway at 28 god did care that i wanted to look after her needs all he care about was what he want, he didnt care that i took timeout to respect he all he care about what he has planned for people.
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+1 # Hakim Bin Jamil 2014-08-07 09:57
My brother, Who is The Real One Who Gave us love & life? Who is The Only One Who Created us and our families? Who is The Only One Who Created our Hearts?

It is none but ALLAH. We were dead, given life, will die and will be given life again the Eternal Hereafter. Our Hearts will only truly find peace & 'be alive' by loving & beloved by ALLAH

Unquestionably, by the remembrance of ALLAH, hearts are assured. [English Translation of Al-Quran 13:28]
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-1 # Richard 2014-03-27 17:31
i had a personal experience with god that had made me never come out of a room, for god said to an angel his money his working life and the day he die and my sin but he know i could hear it from that day onward i wouldn't do anything, god can be so wicked, what i mean is that he action toward a person for doing good can be evil, he plan what going to happen to people he creator this evil then want people to be abuse for his evil he can be so wicked we was mad to know one an other, not the evil he plans for people, that what anger me he know what he was doing in the day he made it.
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0 # samed 2013-12-30 21:44
:i was sorry to mankind to know the true but rejecting it why are they want to enter jahannam may Allah guide them to the true path
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0 # Sulaiman 2013-12-27 13:58
I love how this article presents the raw principles of Islam. I am a muslim and I appreciate the arguments to an extent. But one thing, it dosen't really answer the question "why are we here".

A more narrowed argument will be ideal which pinpoints a logical argument of why we are here.

And masha Allah, thanks for the information you have provided.
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0 # Chrishiman 2014-03-29 17:35
I agree, the original question was not addressed in this article. Either there was distraction from other writing topics or there is a hole of some type that doesn't allow for the question to be answered relevant to the belief in Allah.
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0 # Hakim Bin Jamil 2014-08-07 09:40
But one thing, it dosen't really answer the question "why are we here".

It is already answered:
"Worship has been established, fundamentally for the growth, the spiritual growth of man. This growth takes place through the remembrance of ALLAH. When you look at all the different aspects of worship, you will see the core of it is focused on the remembrance of ALLAH."
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0 # mismail 2013-09-22 07:23
Simple answer ' Every mankind in the earth is naturally come to worship Allah. And Islam is not only about worshiping. Islam Countless resource about complete code of life
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-6 # Aboobakhar 2013-09-09 14:54
My understanding is that ALLAH (S.W.T) is Pre-eternal and post-eternal, there is no time nor space for ALLAH. ALLAH will always be the FIRST and the LAST.
It is mentioned that we will either be in jannah or jahannam forever. How is this possible, as we cannot live forever. Only this glory belongs to ALLAH and ALLAH alone. Please help me understand this . . .
Hope I am making sense?
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-2 # Waleed 2013-09-01 00:05
Hello,

I very much appreciate this website and I learned a lot looking up some of the bigger questions. Thank you جزاك الله تعالى آجراً كبيراً

I hate to be one of those that pick out errors... and I'm not sure.. but I saw this verse in the post..

"We did not create the jinn and men except to worship us."
[Al-Qur'an 51:56]

(isn't it "We did not create the jinn and man except for worship" ? because I dont believe there is an us in this particular verse.. "وماخلقنا الجن والانس الا ليعبدون"

Thank you... sorry to be annoying, I was just very interested in your posts.
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0 # Anon 2013-10-31 19:53
Waleed something to the effect,god had created us and breathed into us ,that is what gave us life and is known as our souls.when we die on this earth it is our worldly bodies that die but our soul leaves our body and this moves on to the next stage.our soul which is from god is everlasting.tha t is what we learnt ,hope it is correct.
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-16 # Only The Truth 2013-08-19 06:26
This comment is in reference to the "Reasonable Atheist's" comment. After having read his comment, I must admit he did bring up quite a few good points. First off, if we establish the fact that God created the universe and mankind for nothing except that we worship him fully into our minds, we will recognize him as the Creator of everything.
After recognizing He is the creator of everything through reasoning (I will not go into scientific details) we will accept He is the Creator. Now, the fact that he created the universe does not in anyway show that he is "in need of praise" or he is some sort of "egoless robot like creator" who needs to create because it is his attribute to do so. Why? Because hypothetically speaking, if I went and --say--purchase d a toy, I am the full legitimate owner of that toy. So I can either take care of it, comb its hair, play daddy or mommy with it, or i can throw it in the garbage or step on it. And NO ONE can question why I do what I do. Because I am the rightful owner. And I also do not have to answer anyone or feel the NECESSITY to make any explanations to validate my point in why I took care of it, or why I decided to throw it in the garbage. If us humans, especially in United States, which is recognized as the epitome of democracy, are allowed by LAW to murder or shoot someone trespassing our private property (i.e homes) and recognize it as a fully JUST form of action, then why do we find the need to question God's reason for creating us. I am not an advocate of BLIND FAITH do not get me wrong. All I am trying to point out is that the rightful Property Owner's motive cant be questioned. And this example is just in limited human terms. We are talking about a POWERFUL creator, the word POWERFUL of which cant even begin to explain, a creator who says "Be and It is". We should be extremely grateful of His Mercy and Grace and Compassion which if you take the time to observe, is evident in every aspect of his creation.
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0 # reasonable atheist 2013-10-22 06:57
My point was not to say that God(if he exists) is not the legitimate owner of the universe.You can buy a toy and do anything with it as you wish.But why would you buy a toy in the first place esp. without any need?
I am not against Islam.But Islam clearly says that Allah doesn't need anything.Need is the basic thing that drives any action consciously and sub-consciously.
Allah(again if he exists) might not be bound to explain us the reason why he created us.But to assert that he doesn't need us at all(as Islam does) is what I found counter-intuitive.
I am not asking Muslims to explain why God created universe.I am asking that how they are so sure that God doesn't need anything at all?
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-6 # heaven009 2014-01-29 21:07
brother we are the creation and allah is the creator so how can we ever totally understand him. The main essence of is lam is in believing. If you don't want to believe then no problem. Regards
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-7 # Phil Abrahm 2014-03-16 19:19
Even if I believed in Allah I would reject him. People r more important. Why should people suffer just to please this god. I know many good people who r atheist. U waist ur life believing in either a myth or a twisted monster.
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-5 # Mikel Azer 2014-05-09 06:39
I think that god didn't creat us to please him I think he wanted to fill a void of loneliness.
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0 # Anon 2013-10-31 19:42
Yes it is true that you can throw your Toy in the garbage,and walk away with a smile and you may shoot the intruder,becaus e point a is dealing with an inanimate object and second 
scenario is dealing with protecting yourself,for no person has clear intentions when intruding.but let me ask you if you create a child and then proceed to trow the kid in the garbage.no law official will care if the child is your property and you can do with it as you wish.your child will be taken away from you.god has created us with intellect.so when the child questions and says dad why did you throw me away,y did you create me to hurt me,and the child gets an answer just believe and worship me.you think that kids gona listen.???
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0 # TK 2014-01-04 08:37
Do you know that in every school, college or university, some students fail in exams while others pass?

Isn't it unfair that those students have to go through the pain and misery of failing?

But no one has ever asked this question.

No one has ever asked why educational institutions conduct exams, despite knowing fully well that some students might fail.

Then why question god?

Educational centers exist not to pass or fail anyone. They just exist because they want to exist. No questions asked. But ideally, the education system doesn't decide in advance which students to pass and which ones to fail. They conduct exams and simply evaluate the students in a just manner. Passing and failing is in the hands of the student. Correction is fair.

However, god isn't a board of education. He wants everyone to pass. That is the reason he gives you 10 marks for every good deed and only 1 negative mark for every bad deed. Moreover, his marking is not based on your actions. Its based on your intentions. If you have the intention but fail to perform the action, you still get full marks.

Yet, some people complain about it! It is not because they find it unfair. Its because they don't want to stop having fun and study for the exams. They are choosing to fail and crying about the education system. Good luck!
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0 # Jayarama Bhat B 2014-07-30 13:19
Students fail not just because they do not study.They are unable to concentrate,una ble to understand,unab le to remember etc. It is not their mistake always. There may be scientific reasons. But the Hindu belief of past birth(karma theory) seems a better view.
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-4 # Othman 2013-08-17 13:20
Allah created the whole universe to worship Him and this is manifest in the very atoms that compose creation. To every particle of the atom such as the nucleus, neurons and protons, there is an appointed pattern. The spinning galaxies have an appointed movement. The birds, the bees, the angels have no free will except to worship Allah according to their appointed nature or pattern. Men and Jinn have free will and thus they are the only ones among creation who start at a loss, except those from among them who believe, do righteous deeds and exhort one another to truth and patience (Surah Al-Asr). That is why truth is so elusive for man because he doubts and questions and he doubts even his own creation and this proves that Man is the loser unless he fulfills the purpose of creation which is Ibadah (worship). If you don't believe and you are an atheist it doesn't matter for the atheist whether he believes or not in Allah because the Qur'an already says that all of mankind is at a LOSS. It is already given that all of mankind is at a loss and those who don't or refuse to lift themselves up and wake-up to a higher order of reality remain at a loss, and when they die it is as if they never lived or discovered the meaning of life, which only proves that majority of mankind is at a loss even those born Muslims who don't understand their own faith. THOSE WHO BECOME MUSLIMS ARE THE LUCKY ONES BECAUSE THEY ARE GUIDED BY ALLAH TO THE TRUE MEANING OF LIFE.
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-6 # Najma 2013-08-17 19:16
You say Muslims are the fortunate ones,now please explain to me when imaam mehdi comes the hypocrites(Musl ims with weak imaan) will be expelled from Makkah.so I am a Muslim but how do I know that my faith is pure.what differentiates these Muslims.the question is not why were we created.the question is..... You choose to work you apply for the job you agree to the duties your assigned and you'll get rewarded,that is your salary.if you choose to leave you are free to do so with relevant notification. So what I ask is if I don't what to be here and go through this test what's my option out.how is it we held here against our will.
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+1 # Mikel Azer 2014-05-09 06:46
I feel bad for you,you are blinded by seeking the true meaning of life when god gives you the the freedom to creat your own meaning of life
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-4 # azmi 2013-07-29 17:47
Salam.....yang saya belajar sedikit dari guru saya ...kita manusia sebenarnya mengharapkan supaya Allah menciptakan kita semasa di alam roh.....setiap dari kita telah berikrar dan berjanji di depan Allah semasa di alam roh lagi....segala yang kita minta Allah penuhi dan sebagai ujiannya apabila kita dilahirkan Allah telah melupakan segala-gala yang berlaku di alam roh.....jika kita dilahirkan buta bukannya Allah yang zalim tetapi permintaan kita sendiri semasa di alam roh lagi...cuma apabila kita telah lahir maka terpadamlah segala memori kita semasa dialam roh.....ini sebagai ujian dari Allah kerana semasa di alam roh kita telah mengenal Allah dan berjanji akan taat kepadanya.....s egalanya kita kena cari semula....ini ujian paling besar bagi manusia....seki an dulu....banyak lagi yang ingin saya katakan....tapi tapi fahami ini dahulu....
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0 # Sony 2014-05-20 06:47
saya tertarik dengan komentar anda, saya memang pernah berpikir seperti yang anda ungkapkan. namun itu sekerdar hanya mengeset logika di otak saya yang melatar belakangi pertanyaan mengapa manusia diciptakan?. jika anda bisa memberi tahu saya sumber kitab yang dipelajari akan menambah ilmu. wallahualam.
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0 # Purple 2013-07-23 11:13
God did not create man.
Man created God - Allah and whoever someone choose to believe in.

Religion is an excuse for not taking responsibility of ones own life.
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+1 # Genam 2013-10-21 18:07
:D finally someone with a sence of what is going on in the world
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0 # Mikel Azer 2014-05-09 06:55
That is a veary good argument to the existence of god BUT what created us then and don't give me the good old evolution theory also I believe in god and will believe in him but I take responsibility and so do other believers that I know well they would never in there lives use god as an excuse for something and If you hear someone blame god than I hope that you know whoever blames god is not a true christian (also I'm christian)
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-5 # nur al-huda 2013-06-02 16:50
interesting discussion. let's check this out
http://www.rasulallah.info/id36.html
It opens up an antechamber for deep contemplation. Verily Allah can just stop His will to create mankind, arrogant (which He knows that) but because of him (pbuh).....He the Almighty continues... ;-)
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-3 # Hamza 2013-04-10 02:02
Salam...
Friends
Allah had Angels to worship.
Even Ghost (Jin) are a creation before Mankind (According to ISLAM)
then Why Allah created Mankind?
To Worship?
There are more Angels than humans (acc. to Quran) for worshipping Allah.
This Article did not clear my Question :
Why are we ?
Maybe our thinking is limited but This is a Solid Question that many are seeking answer for...

Why are we?
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-4 # jamsheed 2013-07-23 13:13
we man kind was suppose to live in heaven if prophet adam didnt do the sin of not listening to allah then the testing period like earth will not have happned so people we humans r here for a trial because allah wants only good people in heaven
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0 # Sulaiman 2013-12-27 13:40
Indeed, the article focused on the principles of Islam rather answering why we are created. What purpose do we serve?

As he himself stated that, the simple answer "to worship Allah" is inadequate and if someone could give a detail, and precise description, that would help.
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0 # henry 2014-05-09 09:01
you are ver correct Hamza, this article didnt answer anything. A muslim directed me here and haven seen it, I ,like you, feel this is a waste. The simple truth why God created us was to have free-willed beings do what is right --worship the creator without anyone forcing them.. I love the education-board analogy of a contributor here. this is why we have atheists, theists and all sorts. God is looking out for that one person that will reach out to him on his own and reference Him. Whether you do it or not is your choice.Time will not permit me to explain further but if you want to discuss more, send me a mail: .

peace
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0 # hassan 2014-08-10 23:36
“I have created the jinn and humankind only for My worship.” (Quran 51:56).
Brother Allah Himself is saying this in Quran and telling the purpose of life.
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+2 # rezwana 2013-03-07 19:53
Assalaam-Aleiku m,
I believe that Allah(swt) have not revealed certain things to us for our own good.knowing ahead when you or your loved ones are going to exactly die is not helpful nor good for us .Nor teaching 1st grade student 12 th grade math make sense because the child cannnot comprehend it.The creator knowns his creation the plus and minus.
AS A MUSLIM I BELIEVE ALLAH KNOW THE BEST WHEN TO GIVE, HOW MUCH TO GIVE, WHAT TO GIVE AND HOW TO GIVE THE (KNOWLEDGE.GUID ANCE, PUNISHMENT EVERYTHING ETC) TO US (HUMANS) --- We all know there is soul in our bodies.But Science cannot proves exactly where the soul residies in human body the same way I feel about is faith.
Allah-Hafeez.
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+2 # Reasonable atheist 2013-02-28 07:37
So Allah created universe because creation is his inherent attribute.
Can somebody explain me why does a creator creates human beings and tells them to obey.Since,univ erse has much more magnificent things other than human beings,he could have had not created creature with egos.Definitely ,he wanted to be worshipped and needed praises.
Secondly,as painting being compared to creation of God,a painter acquires painting skills through his own practice and instinct ability for it.He paints it either because he has just love for it or wanted to get recognized for his talent or for both or any other need.
In any of this cases he has a need for it.You cannot say a painter paints just because it is his attribute.It is much like saying that he doesn't have any ego or emotions(which are the fundamental causes of needing of anything in this world) and he is a programmed humanoid.So,say ing Allah created universe just because it was one of his attributes is like saying he doesn't have any ego or emotions and just a self-programmed egoless supernatural being.This in much contradiction to any faith(not only Islam) that Allah or God wants us to respect him.Why would any egoless entity demand for reverence. ?
I can say a pro football player might have been a good wrestler if had he taken wrestling training(that might be his instinct).But since he isn't part of wrestling,that doesn't negates the fact that he could have been a good wrestler.Of course,we human beings would not know until anyone shows up his abilities.But since God is omniscient and omnipotent,he wouldn't be creating the things that he knows he can do it.Neither for him,that cancels out his attributes.And if he does manifest it without any need or purpose,then I go back to the same point he is egoless so has no need of reverence.
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-10 # Anon 2013-02-28 17:11
Ok son.If I design and build a building you can't equate qualities,funct ions,needs and characteristics of the building to its designer.in layman's terms you design a building I cannot say now you are a building.So than how can you equate qualities of gods creation (humans)to god.We are subject to the laws to which he bound us e.g an ego.so what u are fundamentally saying is,for a creation or design to be fully functional the creator of the design has to have the exact quality of what it is designing.I do agree the painting analogy is not a good example and theres no questions answered by this article,and it gives rise to more questions but REASON man what you saying is for a prosthetist to make prosthetics he needs to be disabled.and the other guys who buy the prosthetics say naa this doctor he needs us to buy his prosthetics.its more like an abled body making prosthetics.the patients are in need of the doctor and his skill and the doctor doesnt need the disbled or prosthetics to walk for instance.your knowledge is limited to what you think you know.because you only understand and seen humans.so what do the animals say.because God didn't create them to worship him?
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0 # reasonable atheist 2013-10-22 07:45
Erroneous argument!
You've misinterpreted my argument.
A Doctor doesn't need the patient for what patient needs the doctor.But at the end of the day,the said doctor is a doctor by choice/compulsi on and there might be some reason/need for the selection of their profession.
A patient is not equivalent to doctor!I agree.But I've never said that we(creation) is same as Allah(creator). Allah's needs might not be the same as that of us just like a doctor's need is not the same as that of their patients.
But to say,he didn't need anything and he created us for nothing in gain is an inane argument to begin with!
It is just like an arrogant powerful politician saying,"Man,I am the president of this country.I don't need the people of this country.I want them to follow me and my laws.I am the president of this country and there is no reason behind me being a politician.I am president because I'm a president!"(not e that president and common people are not the same men but in the end they are human beings.My point was not to say God and us are same kind but we must be having something in common(needs) if at all we're to consider the argument produced by theists.
Thus you're argument of building-design er is erroneous)
Don't you think such a politician is feeding his ego?Don't you think that so called needless politician,as in this example, needs his ego to be fed with people's servility?
That is why I said if the creator really doesn't need us at all he wouldn't be needing anything and thus lacks ego.Egoless creatures wouldn't need respect.Do stones need respect or have you ever seen any signs that stones commanding respect?Even you're to argue that he as an authority over us that doesn't negate the argument he doesn not need us.
As far as animals are concerned,you'd better ask yourself or your God as to why they exist.
Maybe food chain or eco-balance is the reason..:)
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-11 # faisal 2013-12-20 08:40
Maybe atheists created themselves. They are very athletic sperm and won the race on getting inside the eggcell..
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0 # reasonable atheist 2013-12-20 12:38
Funny but far away from the truth.There is nothing called creation as everything that involves matter and energy goes in different phases of a cycle.Matter and energy cannot be created.So there is no need of a conscious God to make/create things around the world.
It is just that simple
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-7 # Anon 2014-01-03 00:33
reasonable you said matter and energy cannot be created.YES it cannot be created by reasonable atheist but it was created ,an amount unknown was created at the beginning of the universe.that energy that was created was bound by a law.Energy cannot be created or destroyed.In an isolated system it can only transform from one form to another.so if we only changing its form ,where did it come from???it's like a glass of water you cannot take away or put more water in the glass.but the question is where did that amount of water initially come from.who put it there ,who subjected it to its qualities and purposes.pease have full knowledge of your examples before using them.
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0 # reasonable atheist 2014-01-03 13:28
@Anon.
There is no proof that energy was created.So neither you nor I can comment on that.
Purpose of energy and matter is subjective and it depends upon what is your philosophical stance on the meaning of existence of different things.For a nihilist,the entire universe is useless!Philoso phical debate would only lead to dead end.
As far as scientific aspect of your argument is concerned,you are right.But I don't understand your "glass of water" example.
There is a good possibility that energy must have been there from the beginning.
If you are saying "energy had beginning"(whic h is against law of conservation),t hen I would ask you how can "Allah"
exist without any start?
Assumption of God only contradicts laws of physics.Forget God and you'll see everything is fine.
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-11 # Anon 2014-01-04 05:56
You say that if I were to assume energy was created that is going against the law of conservation than you are misinterpreting because law of conservation doesn't deal with where energy can from it deals with the transfere and transformation of it.dont mix seperate issues.let me assume your stance.ok there is no god.let me see what you see.tell me y would you read this article if u believed there is no god because the topic" y were we created "already defeats your ideals.then explain to me y only green plant can convert the energy of the sun and I can go on and on and on but tell me where did all this design come from.this is no  haphazard occurence.it is a planned design.how did it come about???
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0 # reasonable atheist 2014-02-28 16:44
First of all,law of conservation does deal with the origin of energy and it clearly rejects any kind of possibility of creation of energy.
I certainly don't deny possibility of God.I am an agnostic atheist.I don't believe in God but at the same time I recognize the fact that God's existence is highly debatable and one can't simply deny or prove God's existence.So,th ere may be a designer or maybe not.But if you're to say there is a God you need to explain how can a God exist without any start?Claiming God is easy.But explaining a God is the most difficult part and also it is necessary if you want to convince that your Allah is indeed an existing God.
What's more funny is the Adam and Eve story.
You all believe that the entire human race came from Adam and Eve but no one has the answer how did Adam's sons reproduced their children when there was no female except their mother
And the reason why I read article like this I like finding errors in religion.Simple as that.
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0 # Henry Joseph 2014-05-04 13:47
Hello @reasobable atheist,

I like that you are a reasonable atheist. Which means you are seeking evidence for God and you asked an interesting question about the Adam/Eve phenomenon. Honestly, the muslims don't have answers to those questions. I am a christian and I came on this site because of a debate with a muslim online. The copied this article to answer my simple question of Why God created man AND even at that, he can't still explain, in a clear , concise term, WHY? So, asking about Adam and Eve is extra task to them. If you truly want to know drop me a message with your youtube inbox and we can discuss AND IF any muslim here wants the truth as well, drop me a message with your youtube name and I will start a conversation with you. NOT one without evidence or logics. Everything is loaded with evidence and logics. I leave you in the end to believe it or disprove it. No : "it is so because the bible says so," Instead, it will be : "it is so because the bible said so AND here is LOGICA/HISTORIC AL EVIDENCE for IT"

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-1 # Abdul 2014-03-09 05:29
#reasonable ashiest if everything was created by matter where did this matter come from who provided the matter if atheists say humans and animals started from a cell who made this cell for this to happen something cant appear like that. There is more than a million proofs that Allah is real HE is the one that created everything in this universe every cell atom tree human ETC....
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0 # reasonable atheist 2014-03-29 14:59
Matter and energy are absolutely eternal as they have no beginning.Law of conversation of energy supports it.There is no need of your Allah in anyway :-)
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0 # reasonable atheist 2014-03-29 15:02
Or at least any one of them is eternal(matter or energy)
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-12 # Anon 2014-01-04 05:39
Dont confuse the difference between a want and a need.A want is to have a desire to possess or do something and a need is to require (something)beca use it is essential or very important rather than desirable.Now I want a 458 Italia(Ferrari) but unfortunately I NEED to go to work to earn an income and I NEED to take the bus.do you see how I have become submissive to those elements because I need them to survive.However my want is at my instructions I'll park it off  and paint my car blue and orange because it's my WANT.The Wright brothers did not create the first workable aeroplane out of need but simply out of want.So the legitimate owner of the universe rightfully has the capacity to want to create us but doesn't necessarily need us.
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0 # reasonable atheist 2014-02-28 16:55
@Anon.
Either way you're saying your God was having an urge to create the universe.Even if he doesn't need us,he wanted us right?
So why do you think we all have a moral obligation to worship him if there he wanted us or not the other way around?We didn't ask him to create us.I see no point in respecting someone who asks for respect.
Respect should be given to someone who deserves not someone who asks it for no obvious reason.
Hence,your Allah is not respectable..Th ank you
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0 # reasonable atheist 2013-11-01 07:45
And by the way Anon,there are so many similarities between Allah and us.
He is merciful so can we.(although he might be more merciful than us)
He can become angry so can we..
So how could you say there is no similarities between us and Allah?
There is so much contradiction in your faith
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-8 # Anon 2014-01-03 00:47
Resonable.you sleep,you eat.a dog sleeps a dog eats.can I now say you are a dog because I find simalarities.N0 .my problem with your examples used in your arguments are that you are using humans to depict situations.thin k outside of what you can see.we cannot assume or draw any conclusions of god.simply because we cannot see him.hear him touch him or smell him.what we are talking about is the unknow so how can you compare him to something that is known.i can see the dog and I can see you.there are simalarities between you 2 but I can negate the fact that you 2 are the same because I have proof.now how do you come to your conclusions that you keep repeating without any proof.you can't even begin to compare humans to god because you experienced the 5 sensations of a human and you don't know any thing of god.ill compare 2 balls and I'll tell you all the differences and simalarities because i got both the balls.u don't have any info. Of god  and you comparing humans to him.lets face it u in a system , a system by which you have very little decision u just a piece on the chessboard.boun d by the creator you will move only on one color.you have no power do defy the laws under which he instructed you.you will sleep,eat,love, excrete and u will never fly or change the weather or the future.u don't even have full knowledge of his system which you are living in.like above you clearly misunderstood the law of conservation of energy.and you done nothing to investigate this law.its was given to you by people who done so much work to find it out.and u still misinterpret it.where is your bases to start talking about God.
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0 # reasonable atheist 2014-01-03 13:38
These are not my own made up words. Quran clearly states many similarities between us and Allah
Quran says there are no similarities between Allah and us yet it attributes all the "humanly" attributes to Allah.Quran says "Allah" is merciful,can become angry,demands respect,etc..is this qualities of human being.
I am not saying "Allah" is a human being but if there is nothing common between us and Allah how could we have these similarities?
Quran contradicts itself as in Surah no. 112 it clearly says there is nothing common between us and Allah.
Yet throughout the Quran it attributes all the human qualities to Allah.
I am not a dog but there are similarities between Dog and human beings( both have eyes,eat food and are living things).
I am not saying Allah is human being but according to Quran Allah is somehow similar to us.But it contradicts itself in Surah 112.
Quran has many contradictions like this..
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-2 # Anon 2014-01-04 06:06
I clearly am not learned enough in this field to comment or respond on this one.and I am not posting a response I think is logical because I don't have the knowledge so I'm not taking a chance.which I think you are taking.firsty when one says the quraan states that person must be learned in Arabic and the language that they are translating the quraan to and then that is translating not commenting on the translation.to comment on the translation a very learned person must do that and still to be very very careful.you cannot read something and just post about it,you didn't even post the exact words and still too you cannot take a sentence without first looking at its context.and tell me even if there are similarities between us and god what's the big deal.whats the issue about.
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0 # reasonable atheist 2014-02-28 16:58
The issue is Muslim's claim that Quran is perfect.If your God and us has similarities then your Quran is imperfect as it clearly denies this. :-)
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-2 # Wonderer 2014-08-24 18:21
There is no contradiction whatsoever between the Quran and surah 112. In Ikhlas, Allah says that he's one and only, he begets not, nor is he begotten, and none is like Him. How does that contradict having some human attributes?
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0 # reasonable atheist 2014-10-15 14:50
@ Wonderer....It does.Because the way Muslims depict Allah he seems to be an entity with human-like emotions.Howeve r,Surah Al Ikhlas denies it..Hence Quran is false.. :-) 8)
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-12 # thedeenshop 2013-06-19 03:10
So, who created You?
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+5 # Romel 2013-08-02 12:56
Brother,

Very good point that you raised. I been questioning these things also
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0 # Only The Truth 2013-08-19 06:30
I have uploaded a response to your comment
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-4 # repenting sinner 2013-12-20 09:02
Allah created the universe not because he needs the stars for his lamp..nor He created earth and other planets for His dinner.. Allah is not like a magician that produces a pie from nothing when he loves to eat a pie. Allah doesn't need His creations but His creations that is in need of Him.. Allah commanded us to worship Him and follow His commandments because He is testing us ..
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-2 # reasonable atheist 2013-12-20 12:49
That is what I'm asking and no one seems to answer convincingly.Wh y does he want to test us?Why does want us to worship him?Did someone compel him to create us or he created universe like it was his pastime activity?There should be some reason and the reason must be some sort of need.
Your post itself is self-contradict ory,Mr. repenting sinner.
You're saying Allah doesn't need us but at the same time you're saying Allah created us to follow his commandments.
Why would a so-called needless supernatural entity create Human beings,make them wanting his assistance and worship him?
You're so saying there is no need for him to create us but he just created us to follow his commandments.
That itself is self-contradict ory.
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+1 # Jayarama Bhat B 2014-07-31 07:01
Why I am being tested?
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0 # Somebody 2013-01-30 17:04
Well

Tell us something we don't know. Every philosopher knows why God created - because he can.

Still, we do not have free-will as God has this name - "Al-Jabbar".

So we're all 50/50 - everything is. It's what's "just" right ? So, from this, we can see the negative 50 are screwed big time, as they will be tormented forever. This is so cruel that i go about losing my mind at some point. Yet God states he's the most merciful of all. True maybe ? Yes, but only for the 50 of 100.

I wish he never created, but we're nothing after all. No words to describe this sadness and despair.
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0 # arian 2013-01-22 06:42
i think our thoughts can not answer such questions that's because we know so much less about the world than howmuch we need to know to be able to think properly.but it's alright and natural for us to try to answer these questions anyway.
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+19 # Anonymous 2013-01-02 01:42
This to me still does not match up.For instance take a child that was conceived.The reason for that was that the parents were satisfying their own needs and desires.Then the parents say we'll test this child,this is what ill give you in your lifetime(risq is written out)and you follow all my commandments,if you fail to listen you will be punished.Why we ask,just because the child is their product.Does the child get a say?Everything created by Allah is governed by natural law,and us humans have created our varies laws by which people may live within and follow however these laws come from a place of reason.So please help me understand that if one does not want to be here on earth to worship or be tested,If for instance a person does not want heaven or hell,how can one be subjected without concent.A person signature is required on basically every piece of paper,when entering a agreement to state that the person has read relevant binding information.ple ase help me understand how is it that one has to undergo this journey of they don't want to.
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+9 # Ross 2013-02-21 18:22
#Anonymous

You totally hit the jackpot with this. I been thinking of this also.
The ustaz or Sheikh will always give a standard answer. The answer from them will never satisfy you because it doesnt add up, doesnt make any sense and it irrational.

Im still searching for the answer because i believe everything has an answer. I believe if Allah wants us to find Him then He also prepared the answer for us

But so far the answer i received is like....Owh... we must count the blessing of Allah...bla...b la...bla and not ask these questions

Im not sure how many muslims ever ask these questions genuinely and try to stand aside for once and seek the answer.

Not sure they ever will because they fear the wrath if Allah if they ask these questions. Its a mentality problem. And for that reason why the muslims worldwide follow islam because they are forced/have to and not because they want to/love to.

And i am a muslim revert btw and im not afraid to question because i found islam through question
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+3 # Anon 2013-02-26 21:52
Not for a second in my mind do I dought that Allah is most powerful,and on a analysis of his creations and design,do we begin to understand that our knowledge is minimal.so the questions we ask are not within the framework of greater understanding.T he question I asked above was not the allow any dought in our hearts.we are all told to believe in the spiritual realm.how do we believe without seen,we cannot even fathom.but when any particle is sped up to move at the speed of light then those particle become invisible.the spiritual world is in parallel to ours and moving at the speed of light.we cannot see it and our questions before these results could not be to say show me the spiritual world.if I cant see it it's not there and I don't believe.We ask to proceed forward not to hold us back.I don't appreciate when we ask questions and we get answers such as just believe.because Allah creates that's why we were created that is not a response to a question.dont title the article why were we created if that's the response.Islam has never lied to us and if we continue searching for the 5% that grapples us we know we are standing on a firm foundation.we should all try and follow the most perfect of creation the prophet Muhammed Pbh.as that is our guidence that is the character that will shape our mindset.
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-1 # Xray is not correct 2012-12-12 04:14
If your going to be ignorant don't even look this kind of stuff up XRAY.
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+9 # Maryam 2012-10-24 00:50
Salaam Alaikum
I honestly don't know where to begin. I guess I should start by thanking you for writing this article. I was born and raised a Muslim, and yet there are so many questions I find I have no answers for, and ignorance typically leads to doubt. While I knew that Allah created us to worship him, I never understood why. But your article has been a pleasure to read and very simple to understand and I have definitely gained an understanding of why we should worship Allah. So I thank you with all my heart and may Allah reward you for your work.
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+2 # Mohammed Tukur Hayatu 2012-10-21 07:27
I feel a sigh of releaf when finished reading this article, for Allah`s sake lets reflect on the bountiful mercies of Allah upon us but still after sinning the forgives, who`s deserve to worship besides Allah? Wallah! The manifest of Allah the creator is everywhere, Oh Allah guide us aright for we have commit sin, indeed you the most merciful. Thank you for this piece.
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-4 # Naeem 2012-10-04 19:32
Allah says," I was a hidden treasure and wanted to be known so I created human".
So you can well imagine the purpose.
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-6 # SunnahOnline.com 2012-10-04 19:34
Brother Naeem

The statement you quoted is not attributable to the Prophet (peace and blessings upon him) as confirmed by As-Sakhawi, As-Suyuti, Al-Ijluni and, more recently, Al-Albani, may Allah have mercy upon them all. Please click this link: http://www.allaahuakbar.net/ahaadeeth/13.htm for references.

However, it is (of course) simple enough to refer to the Spoken Word of Allah when He said, "We did not create the jinn and men except to worship us," which is to the same end.

Was salam
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0 # Ross 2013-02-20 11:19
So He has a need. Hmmm....contradiction.
What pls stated the Hadith and vol number which you quote that from because its definately not from Quran. And make sure its sahih hadith.
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0 # Xray2999 2012-10-04 19:26
This article means nothing it did not explain the purpose of creation at all, the author just explained his understanding based on Islamic theology nothing to do with scientific facts. Besides, the author quoted from a verse "The creation of the Heavens and the Earth is indeed greater then the creation of mankind; yet, most of mankind know not." What do you mean by heavens? Can you proof your claims scientifically that there are heavens; there is only one universe (Scientifically proved), which formed after big bang.
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-3 # SunnahOnline.com 2012-10-04 19:27
Sorry if you didn't think the article was useful - I believe that's fundamentally because it wasn't seeking to answer the question you were asking.

If you want to learn the truth about Islam and science, can I suggest you read the Majestic Qur'an section. I draw your attention to an article in that section titled "The Qur'an and Modern Science: Compatible or Incompatible?" by Dr. Zakir Naik where a number of scientific teachings are discussed in comparison with the Qur'an. One of those discussed includes the 'Big Bang' which you refer to and the fact it is mentioned in the Qur'an.
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0 # irfan qureshi 2012-10-04 19:31
universe is conception allah is perception.u can feel that there is some creator who is calling all the shots,but u cant imagine him


a simple challenge to ,we live in a world of 3D ,can u imagine a world of 4D.
u cant in the same way an organism living in 2D cant imagine 3D(proved by scientists)
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-2 # Dynamo 2012-10-04 19:32
I don't think that's valid Irfan. We can imagine 4D and even 8D, because our thoughts, according To Dr. Iqbal are boundless; we can imagine anything. Besides, I haven't read any scientific proof about it.
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+1 # lolpo 2013-04-05 08:38
Quoting Dynamo:
I don't think that's valid Irfan. We can imagine 4D and even 8D, because our thoughts, according To Dr. Iqbal are boundless; we can imagine anything. Besides, I haven't read any scientific proof about it.


boundless? Bound (hijab) of spirituality is the only thing that seperates creator and the created.
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+2 # Omar 2013-03-29 23:46
:-) the Quran does not say there is one universe in fact there are multiple universes all expanding parallel to each other scientifically proven. Science can only show proof of what it knows, many things have been proven by science by using the Quran as a reference.
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+2 # lily r 2012-10-04 19:18
I appreciate your article but one important factor that you failed to make clear is that Allah created us because after he created the angels, who obey him and worship him on command; Allah wanted to create a creation that would worship and obey Him on their own FREE WILL, and those worthy of paradise are those who freely worshipped Him and love Him.
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-1 # saba saba 2012-10-04 19:18
I've just gone through this article and found it quite simple and easily understandable, especially for people who want to learn about the religion without any complications ... I liked that ''Sufi stuff'' quite much but not all the Sufis are to be accused for in the south Asian region they had been the major cause to the rise of Islam.
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+1 # ACCOUNTS 2012-10-04 19:15
I am very much pleased with your article as it is heart touching one with Allah's grace. It really tells what is the fact about Islam religion without any superstitions. May Allah have grace on the person who has narrated this article. It quite in simple words as to understand easily without using dictionary for highly qualified words.

My request is carry on in supplying information about Islam with Allah's grace.
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-1 # Nabyl 2012-10-04 19:15
This article is very interesting, because it is concerning dogma, the fundamental thing in Islam.
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