Why Did God Create Us?

Everyone would acknowledge that our body parts, such as our eyes, ears, brains, and hearts, have a purpose. Wouldn’t it then make sense that the individual, as a whole, also has a purpose? God, the All-Wise, did not create us to simply wander or to only fulfil our basic instincts and desires. Rather, God describes this life as a test. Every person is being tested as to who will choose to acknowledge God and follow His guidance. God says:

 

هُوَ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُم مِّن نَّفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ وَجَعَلَ مِنْهَا زَوْجَهَا لِيَسْكُنَ إِلَيْهَا فَلَمَّا تَغَشَّاهَا حَمَلَتْ حَمْلًا خَفِيفًا فَمَرَّتْ بِهِ فَلَمَّا أَثْقَلَت دَّعَوَا اللَّهَ رَبَّهُمَا لَئِنْ آتَيْتَنَا صَالِحًا لَّنَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الشَّاكِرِينَ

 

“He (is) the One Who created you from a single soul and made from it its mate that he might live with her. And when he covers her, she carries a burden light and continues with it. But when she grows heavy, they both invoke Allah, their Lord, “If You give us a righteous (child), surely we will be among the thankful.” (Surah Al-Araf 7:189)

 

For many, the underlying issue is not really about believing in God, but about the implications of believing in Him. It would mean being held to account and judged for one’s actions, which may be inconvenient for the lives they want to lead. Therefore, the test in this life involves following and humbling ourselves before God in preference to our desires, pride, and ego. Allah says in His Quran He did not create all of this for any foolish purpose. Allah Says:

 

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّا خَلَقْنَاكُم مِّن ذَكَرٍ وَأُنثَىٰ وَجَعَلْنَاكُمْ شُعُوبًا وَقَبَائِلَ لِتَعَارَفُوا إِنَّ أَكْرَمَكُمْ عِندَ اللَّهِ أَتْقَاكُمْ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ

 

“O mankind! Indeed, We created you from a male and a female and We made you nations and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, (the) most noble of you near Allah (is the) most righteous of you Indeed, Allah (is) All-Knower, All-Aware.” (Surah Al-Hujurat 49:13)

 

He created us to worship Him, Alone and without any partners. And He is Who has created the heavens and the earth in six Days and His Throne was on the water, that He might try you, which of you is the best in deeds. But if you were to say to them: Allah Says:

 

وَلَقَدْ جِئْتُمُونَا فُرَادَىٰ كَمَا خَلَقْنَاكُمْ أَوَّلَ مَرَّةٍ وَتَرَكْتُم مَّا خَوَّلْنَاكُمْ وَرَاءَ ظُهُورِكُمْ وَمَا نَرَىٰ مَعَكُمْ شُفَعَاءَكُمُ الَّذِينَ زَعَمْتُمْ أَنَّهُمْ فِيكُمْ شُرَكَاءُ لَقَد تَّقَطَّعَ بَيْنَكُمْ وَضَلَّ عَنكُم مَّا كُنتُمْ تَزْعُمُونَ

 

“And certainly you have come to Us alone as We created you (the) the first time, and you have left whatever We bestowed (on) you behind your backs. And not We see with you your intercessors those whom you claimed that they (were) in your (matters) partners (with Allah). Indeed, have been severed (bonds) between you and is lost from you what you used to claim.” (Surah Al-An`am 6:94)

 

God does not need anything – He does not need to create anything and does not need to test anyone. He does not benefit from our belief and is not affected by our disbelief. Rather, it is part of His infinite wisdom that He created us and allowed us to know Him. God knows the future – the point is, for us to live through and experience our lives and make our own choices. Allah Says:

 

وَمَا خَلَقْنَا السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ وَمَا بَيْنَهُمَا لَاعِبِينَ

 

“And not We created the heavens and the earth and whatever (is) between them (in) play.” (Surah Al-Dukhaan 44:38)

 

The fact that God knows our choices does not make it any less voluntary. Although God wants people to believe in Him, He does not force anyone. If God willed, He could guide all of humankind, He has power over everything.

 

Allah Almighty  says in The Holy Quran:

  • “ God created you in stages.” (Quran 71:4)
  • “Surely God’s religion is Islam…” (Quran 3:19)
  • “Verily, We created man of the best stature.” (Quran 95:4)
  • “Indeed, God is free from the need of the worlds.” (Quran 29:6)
  • “Do you worship what you have carved yourself?” (Quran 37:95)
  • “No calamity strikes except by God’s permission…” (Quran 64:11)
  • I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me.” (Quran 51:56)
  • “…There is nothing like Him and He is hearer and seer of all.” (Quran 42:11)
  • “And We have made from water every living thing.” (Surat Al-Anbiyâ-Verse 30)
  • “Have you seen the one who takes his desires as his god?” (Quran 25:43, 45:23)
  • “If you love God, then follow me [the Prophet] and God will love you.” (Quran 3:31)
  • “Allah has created every moving (living) creature from water.” (Surat An-Nûr- verse45)
  • “God created all things and He is the agent on which all things depend.” (Quran 39:62)
  • “If you try to count God’s blessings, you will not be able to add them up.” (Quran 16:18)
  • “Surely, those who believe and do righteous deeds are the best of creation.” (Quran 98:7)

But in His Wisdom, He has created us with the ability to choose and made us accountable for our choices. God is not necessarily pleased with everything that He allows to occur. And when some hurt touches man, he cries to his Lord (Allah Alone), turning to Him in repentance, but when He bestows favour upon him from Himself, he forgets that for which he cried for before, and he sets up rivals to Allah, to mislead others from His Path. Allah Says:

 

الَّذِينَ يَذْكُرُونَ اللَّهَ قِيَامًا وَقُعُودًا وَعَلَىٰ جُنُوبِهِمْ وَيَتَفَكَّرُونَ فِي خَلْقِ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضِ رَبَّنَا مَا خَلَقْتَ هَٰذَا بَاطِلًا سُبْحَانَكَ فَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

 

“Those who remember Allah standing, and sitting and on their sides and they reflect on (the) creation (of) the heavens and the earth, “Our Lord, not You have created this (in) vain. Glory be to You, so save us (from the) punishment (of) the Fire.” (Surah Al-Imran 3:191)

 

One of the striking effects of faith is a feeling of gratitude towards God. Believers love God and are grateful to Him for the blessings He gives them. They are aware of the fact that their good deeds will never be equal to His divine favours upon them so they are always striving to please Him. Allah Says:

 

قُلْ سِيرُوا فِي الْأَرْضِ فَانظُرُوا كَيْفَ بَدَأَ الْخَلْقَ ثُمَّ اللَّهُ يُنشِئُ النَّشْأَةَ الْآخِرَةَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

 

Say, “Travel in the earth and see how He originated the creation, Then Allah will produce the creation the last. Indeed, Allah on everything (is) All-Powerful.” (Surah Al-`Ankabut 29:20)

 

The Quran is a guidebook teaching us how to worship God most purely and thereby achieve our purpose in life. The Quran is unique because it has remained preserved in its exact and original form for more than 1,400 years. Allah Says:

 

يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ اتَّقُوا رَبَّكُمُ الَّذِي خَلَقَكُم مِّن نَّفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ وَخَلَقَ مِنْهَا زَوْجَهَا وَبَثَّ مِنْهُمَا رِجَالًا كَثِيرًا وَنِسَاءً وَاتَّقُوا اللَّهَ الَّذِي تَسَاءَلُونَ بِهِ وَالْأَرْحَامَ إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَانَ عَلَيْكُمْ رَقِيبًا

 

“O mankind! Consciously revere your Lord the One Who created you from a soul single and created from it its mate and dispersed from both of them many men and women. And consciously revere Allah (through) Whom you ask [with it] and the wombs. Indeed, Allah is over you Ever-Watchful.” (Surah An-Nisa` 4:1)

 

Islam is not a new way of life; rather, it is the final message, which upholds the same essential beliefs that God sent to humanity through all of His messengers. Through this message, God calls on each individual to lead a conscientious life by drawing close to Him and to remain cognizant of their final accountability in front of the one and only God. Allah Says:

 

أَلَمْ يَأْنِ لِلَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَن تَخْشَعَ قُلُوبُهُمْ لِذِكْرِ اللَّهِ وَمَا نَزَلَ مِنَ الْحَقِّ وَلَا يَكُونُوا كَالَّذِينَ أُوتُوا الْكِتَابَ مِن قَبْلُ فَطَالَ عَلَيْهِمُ الْأَمَدُ فَقَسَتْ قُلُوبُهُمْ وَكَثِيرٌ مِّنْهُمْ فَاسِقُونَ

 

“HHas not come (the) time for those who believed that become humble their hearts at (the) remembrance (of) Alla and what has come down of the truth? And not they become like those who were given the Book before, (and) was prolonged for them the term, so hardened their hearts, and many of them (are) defiantly disobedient.” (Surah Al-Hadid 57:16)

 

Allah reminds man again and again of his lowly and inferior origins, of his first and subsequent creation, to cull his arrogance and reinforce his belief in Allah’s absolute power of creation and resurrection. The “miracle” of our creation enables us to recognize and remain in total awe of Allah’s limitless powers. That, in turn, allows us to submit to Him and His message conveyed to us through His Prophets.

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