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Monday, May 21, 2012

Is this Life Without a Aim ?

Dear Reader,


There are various perceptions of Purpose of life on this earth....Some declare it to be a result of some mistake whose punishment we are given in the form of Life on this Earth.Some say everything came into existence without any creator and we are not answerable to anyone so Eat Drink and Be Merry who has seen tomorrow,Some say we die we get rebirth time and again and that cycle continues.
If we analyse all those theories we see one or the other defect in these theories.If we look towards Quran for the answer to this complex question we get clear answers.

               Quran says in Chapter 67 
                              "He(Allah) Who created Death And Life, that He May try which of you Is best  indeed,And He is the Exalted In Might, Oft-Forgiving"


          Quran, Says in Chapter 3 Verses 190-191  
                         "  Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and the earth and the alternation of the night and the day are signs for those of understanding-Who remember Allah while standing or sitting or [lying] on their sides and give thought to the creation of the heavens and the earth, [saying], "Our Lord, You did not create this aimlessly; exalted are You [above such a thing]; then protect us from the punishment of the Fire."  


Is there any clear answer to the creation of Life as compared to the clear purpose mentioned in these verses.If we see the Verse of Chapter 67 it says this Life and Death are a Test,some are tested for there thankfulness by being given Bounties(Wealth etc) some are deprived of these bounties to test there patience.


 The Verses in Chapter 3 says that when Humans ponder on the creation of Heavens and Earth they see that such huge creations cannot be made aimlessly ,they are created for some purpose and similar is the altercation of day and night. If we analyse everything has a pair....For Heavens there is  Earth for Day there is night etc similarly for Life its pair is Death so a Human when he reaches on this conclusion He cries out  protection from Hell Fire as  Death takes him to one of the two destinations which is either Paradise or Hell.

We see that those who lack this knowledge are lead by personal wish and whim which may lead to crooked paths leading Humanity to lowest of the low. Some who believe Eat Drink and Be merry see that after a limit their desire is not fulfilled with regular things which they do so they transgress and act in way which is beyond basic human ethic for example in west alcohol and Gay/Lesbian relationship etc are common which makes the society system go haywire as a consequence God not only punishes them in the hereafter but in this same world too with the various ailments, humanity continues to suffer physically, socially and psychophysically.  


As for those who think wealth and children are everything they get so much involved in them sometimes that they forget that one day they have to leave everything and go back to report to the creator the account of there life..........


Quran says  “Wealth and children are the adornments of the life of this world.  But the permanent righteous deeds are better in your Lord’s Sight (to attain) rewards, and better in respect of hope.” (Quran 8:46)


 In a well-known and oft-repeated parable, the Quran compares the life of this world to a crop that flourishes after rainfall, only to wither up and shrivel in a short period of time.  The Quran states,
“Know that the life of this world is but amusement and diversion and adornment and boasting to one another and competition in increase of wealth and children – like the example of a rain whose [resulting] plant growth pleases the tillers; then it dries and you see it turned yellow; then it becomes [scattered] debris.  And in the Hereafter is severe punishment and forgiveness from Allah and approval.  And what is the worldly life except the enjoyment of delusion.” (Quran 57:20)


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So Quran invites us to a better way, the way of those who will prosper in both of the Worlds...that is to race in doing good deeds and keeping away from sins and not only doing this for our own self but inviting other by enjoining GOOD and forbidding EVIL.

I conclude my article with  a verse of Quran which draws a scene of the hereafter

 Then when the Horn is blown with one blast, and the earth and the mountains are lifted and leveled with one blow [i.e. stroke] - Then on that Day, the Occurrence [i.e. Resurrection] will occur, And the heaven will split [open], for that Day it is infirm (i.e. weak, enfeebled and unstable). And the angels are at its edges. And there will bear the Throne of your Lord above them, that Day, eight [of them]. That Day, you will be exhibited [for judgment]; not hidden among you is anything concealed (i.e. any person or any secret you might attempt to conceal). So as for he who is given his record in his right hand, he will say, “Here, read my record! Indeed, I was certain that I would be meeting my account.” So he will be in a pleasant life - In an elevated Garden, Its [fruit] to be picked hanging near. [They will be told], “Eat and drink in satisfaction for what you put forth (i.e. literally, advanced in anticipation of reward in the Hereafter) in the days past.” But as for he who is given his record in his left hand, he will say, “Oh, I wish I had not been given my record, and had not known what is my account. I wish it [i.e. my death] had been the decisive one (i.e. ending life rather than being the gateway to eternal life). My wealth has not availed me. Gone from me is my authority.” [God will say], “Seize him and shackle him. Then into Hellfire drive him. Then into a chain whose length is seventy cubits insert him.” Indeed, he did not used to believe in God, the Most Great.
(Quran, 69:13-33)

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