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Rabi II 1424

Volume 19 No 6

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Submitters Perspective

Monthly Bulletin of the International Community of Submitters Published by Masjid Tucson

The Purpose of the Human Being

There is only one purpose, one mission for the human being: to be a righteous worshipper of God alone. This is clarified in verse 51:56 of the Quran where God says “I did not create the Jinns and the Humans except to worship Me alone”.
There are also the following verses:

[90:4] We created the Human being to work hard to redeem himself.

[45:22] GOD created the heavens and the earth for a specific purpose, in order to pay each soul for whatever it earned, without the least injustice.

The reason we need to work hard is that redeeming ourselves and entering God’s Kingdom is conditional upon passing God’s admission tests.

[2:214] Do you expect to enter Paradise without being tested like those before you? They were tested with hardship and adversity, and were shaken up, until the Messenger and those who believed with him said, ‘where is GOD’s victory?’ GOD’s victory is near.

[2:155] We will surely test you through some fear, hunger, and loss of money, lives, and crops. Give good news to the steadfast.

[9:111] GOD has bought from the believers their lives and their money in exchange for Paradise. Thus, they fight in the cause of GOD, willing to kill and get killed. Such is His truthful pledge in the Torah, the Gospel, and the Quran—and who fulfills His pledge better than GOD? You shall

rejoice in making such an exchange. This is the greatest triumph.

We need to work hard to overcome our human fickleness.

[39:49] If the human is touched by adversity he implores us, but as soon as we bestow a blessing upon him, he says, ’I attained this because of my cleverness!’ Indeed, this is only a test, but most of them do not know.

So, we need to work hard to pass the admission tests. These are tests from God designed to demonstrate that we solidly believe that God alone has the power to benefit or harm. We need to demonstrate that we worship God alone, under all circumstances.

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