Which one is better -- living for fun or living with a purpose?
And I did not create the Jinn and mankind except to worship Me (Quran, 51:56-58)
Very simple! The purpose for mans creation is to worship the Creator. The essence of Allahs message through all of the prophets also was: O mankind, worship Allah, you have no deity other than Him. (Quran, 7:59,65,73,85; Also 11:50,61,84; and 23:23,32). Allah further states that He made this life in order to test man so that every person may be recompensed after death for what he has earned:
[He] who created death and life to test you [as to] which of you is best in deed - and He is the Exalted in Might, the Forgiving. (Quran, 67:2)
But in order to worship Him, we have to know Him well otherwise we may form a distorted concept of Him and then go ...more