“Why were humans sent in this world, purpose and cause?”
Answers with references to THE HOLY QURAN
“I have only created jinns and men,
that they may serve Me.”
HOLY QUR’AN 51:56
“O ye people!
Adore your Guardian Lord,
Who Created you and those who came before you,
that ye may become righteous.”
HOLY QUR’AN 2:21
“Be sure we shall test you with something of fear
and hunger, some loss in goods or lives or the fruits,
but give glad tidings to those who patiently persevere—
who say when afflicted with calamity:
‘To ALLAH we belong,
and to Him is our return.'”
HOLY QUR’AN 2:155-156
The same One God who revealed the Bible and all other holy books, revealed to His final Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him)—
THE HOLY QUR’AN
—the final, guaranteed unalterable, book of truth and perfected guide to paradise and eternal life with the One God and Creator of all things, ALLAH.
The Purpose of Life
Our life on this earth has a specific purpose; it is not the result of nature’s accident, nor is it a punishment for eating the fruit of the forbidden tree. We are here according to God’s plan: the wordly life is a test; it is a chance to prove ourselves as deserving of the eternal blissful life in the hereafter. God did not create us just for few years of this life. To be created just for this world’s life would amount to a joke played by the Creator with the human species. Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam, said,” You have not been created to perish; on the contrary, you have been created for eternal life.”
According to Islam, the final destination of mankind is the life hereafter. At the end of time, all human beings will be resurrected and will be held accountable for their wordly life. The life in hereafter will be an eternal life. However, whether it will be blissful or full of sorrow depends on how we spend our present life.
It was to help mankind in achieving this objective that God sent various prophets and messengers to guide them. Muhammad is the last prophet, and Islam is the final and complete version of God’s message.
Status of Human Beings in Islam
Prime Creation: Human being is the prime creation of God. He says, “We have indeed honored the children of Adam; spread them in the land and the sea, provided them with good things; and preferred them in esteem over many things that We have created.” (Qur’an: chp. 17, verse 70)