Purpose of Life – Ask A Muslim

What is the Purpose of Life?

Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going? One of the first questions that comes to mind when considering our purpose of life is, “where did we come from?” Are we here based on random natural coincidences or is there a higher intelligent being, a creator? Acknowledging the existence of … Read more

The Big Questions

(part 1 of 3): Who Made Us? At some point in our lives, everybody asks the big questions: “Who made us,” and “Why are we here?” So who did make us? Most of us have been brought up more on science than religion, and to believe in the Big Bang and evolution more than God. … Read more

The Purpose of Life

(part 1 of 3): Reason and Revelation Introduction ‘What is the meaning and purpose of life?’ This is, perhaps, the most important question that has ever been asked. Throughout the ages, philosophers have considered it to be the most fundamental question. Scientists, historians, philosophers, writers, psychologists and the common man all wrestle with the question … Read more

Why Did God Create Mankind?

(part 1 of 4): The Worship of God From the perspective of humankind, the question “Why did God create man?” implies “For what purpose was man created?” In the final revelation (the Quran), this question is answered without any ambiguity. Humans are first informed by God that every human being is born with an innate … Read more

Are we “born to be free”?

(part 1 of 2): Freedom, an Invaluable Gift “Freewill is the most difficult of God’s gifts to understand or appreciate. The person who gives up selfish freedom and agrees to be God’s servant will always be truly free.” Freedom is one of the most valuable things there is, although many of us have no idea … Read more