Tuesday, 11 October 2011

What is this life for?

God did not create this world without purpose. God tells mankind in the Qur’an that the life of this world is a test, a test to see “which of you is best in action” and that each soul would be repaid in full for whatever it has earned in this earthly sojourn.

We did not create the heavens and the earth and everything between them as a game. We did not create them except with truth but most of them do not know it. The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 44,Verse 38-39
He Who created death and life to test which of you is best in action. He is the Almighty, the Ever-Forgiving. The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 67,Verse 2
Verily We created Man from a drop of mingled sperm, in order to try him: So We gave him (the gifts) of hearing and sight. The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 76,Verse 2
Not for (idle) sport did We create the heavens and the earth and all that is between them! If it had been Our wish to take (just) a pastime, We could have found it in Our presence, if We would do (such a thing)! The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 21,Verse 16-17
That which is on earth We have made but as a glittering show for the earth, in order that We may test them – as to which of them are best in conduct. The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 18,Verse 7
Know that your wealth and children are a trial and that there is an immense reward with Allah. The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 8,Verse 28
We will test you with a certain amount of fear and hunger and loss of wealth and life and fruits of your toil. But give good news to the steadfast: Those who, when disaster strikes them, say, "We belong to Allah and to Him we will return". Those are the people who will have blessings and mercy from their Lord; they are the ones who are guided. The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 2,Verse 155-157
Know you (all), that the life of this world is but play and amusement, pomp and mutual boasting and multiplying (in rivalry) among yourselves, riches and children. Here is a similitude: How rain and the growth which it brings forth delight (the hearts of) the tillers; soon it withers; you will see it grow yellow; then it becomes dry and crumbles away. But in the Hereafter is a Penalty severe (for the devotees of wrong). And Forgiveness from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure (for the devotees of Allah). And what is the life of this world, but goods and chattels of deception? The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 57,Verse 20
The life of this world is nothing but a game and a diversion. The hereafter is better for those who guard against evil. So will you not use your intellect? The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 6,Verse 32
Wealth and sons are the embellishment of the life of this world. But, in your Lord's sight, right actions which are lasting bring a better reward and are a better basis for hope. The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 18,Verse 46
"We did not give any human being before you immortality. And if you die, will they then be immortal? Every self will taste death. We test you with both good and evil as a trial. And you will be returned to Us," The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 21,Verse 34-35
You will be tested in your wealth and in yourselves... The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 3,Verse 186
Know that the life of the world is merely a game and a diversion and ostentation and a cause of boasting among yourselves and trying to outdo one another in wealth and children: like the plant-growth after rain which delights the cultivators, but then it withers and you see it turning yellow, and then it becomes broken stubble. In the hereafter there is terrible punishment but also forgiveness from Allah and His good pleasure. The life of the world is nothing but the enjoyment of delusion. The Holy Qur'an, Chapter 57,Verse 20