60 Is This What We Are Created For?
060 Is This What We Are Created For?
Dear Friends,I greet you all with Assalamu Alaikum
which, I am sure you would recognize as the greeting of
a Muslim, and means ‘Peace be upon you!’ or ‘Peace unto You!’
This is the 7
k or episode in the Series ‘Knowing God’ Muslims identify God as Allah, and I prefer to refer to God as Allah Ta’aalah, which means Allah the most exalted, thus the title of thisseries is ‘Knowing Allah Ta’aalah’
Today I wanted to talk on the intriguing topic about our creation, and then to explore throughreasoning, what could possibly be the objective or objectives.I wanted to treat this exercise as an interesting learning process, even look on it as an interesting
voyage of discovery
. My methodology was to be in four steps.1. Look around, make observations,2. Apply some use some logic and reasoning to what I have been observing, and try to work outwhat appears to be, or the apparent reasons or the objectives of what I am seeing
3. Now try to identify the many Aayaths in the Holy Quran that describes what I have seen or observed, and then4. See if these Aayaths of the Holy Quran actually gives us new perspectives or enlighteningviews.(Note
what we refer to as the verses in the Holy Quran is known as the Aayaths in Arabic, andthe word Aayath means
If Allah Ta’aalah is our creator and if the Holy Quran is the book of guidance revealed by Him,then what we read in the Holy Quran should ‘wow’ us –
Insha Allah!Is it that my reasoning is just mundane, and is the reasoning in the Holy Quran enlightening?So in other words the steps would be observing, reasoning, referring to the Signs or the Aayath onthe Holy Quran and then seeing whether my perspectives have been enhanced.Have I become more knowledgeable?Well that is what I want to find out
an enlightened view, of why we have been created.
Interesting, challenging, enlightening and the cost of this ‘course’ –
only time, seeking andreflecting
in other words, no material costs
it is free!! Now when I embarked on this exercise, I thought I could cover it in one program. But then thereare so many phenomena that we see, so many Aayaths that describe these phenomena, and theviews being extolled in the Holy Quran does give us new insights. I must share these with you.But then again, there is so much of material, and it is so very interesting.I have thus decided to cover this topic in a series of talks.