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Yaqeen Ul Haq Ahmad Sikander

RKQS 1030

Dr Noor Mohammad Osmani

What is Life? Life as a Purposeful Creation

Life in other Religions A brief overview

Purpose of Life in Islam Conclusion References

What is Life? Where do I come from? Where will I go after Death?

These fundamental Questions need an


What is Life?
Very Important & Significant Question Different Perspectives Various definitions by different Philosophers &

Scholars. The meaning of life is deeply mixed with the philosophical and religious conceptions of existence, consciousness, and happiness, and touches on many other issues, such as symbolic meaning, ontology, value, purpose, ethics, good and evil, free will, conceptions of God, the existence of God, the soul and the afterlife.

Life as a Purposeful Creation

Life is not purposeless but is highly purposeful
Everything has a purpose & Life too has a deep and

significant purpose And if everything around us has a purpose then the great asset of life cannot be purposeless Religion is the best way to know about the Purpose of Life.

Life in other Religions A Brief Overview

Defected or incomplete as compared to Islam
Hinduism Cycle of Birth & Rebirth Judaism Almost silent on purpose of life, Just poetry

& History. Christianity Original Sin, St. Paul, Crucifixion Zoroastrianism Ahura Mazda & Ahriman, Paganism Buddhism & Jainism Renouncing the world to get salvation. Life in Islam The only choice

Purpose of Life in Islam

To acquire knowledge in order to understand our

status in life. Man is Dignified Being. Man is the Representative (Khalifa) of Allah on Earth (2:30) Man has to manifest divine attributes into himself Allah created us in order to worship Him (51:56) Life is a test to Man (61:2) He will be rewarded according in the Aakhirah Man is the Best of the Creation

Life is really a precious asset and a trust from Allah Without knowing the purpose of life, life becomes aimless

without any final goal Except Islam, in all other religions and philosophies, the purpose of life is incomplete, or defected, or impractical or not moderate Only Islam provides the complete code of life & only Islam is the universal religion belonging to all humanity And the moment we realize our purpose in life, our status gets exalted till Allah mentions us as the best evolved people: You are the best of Peoples, evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah

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