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Why did Allah the Almighty create man?
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Why did Allah the Almighty create man?

A QUESTION BY; YASIN SHOUSHTARI

 

Allah the Almighty has responded to this main and crucial question of man in various places of the holy Qur’an for instance He states :

وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالْإِنْسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ . الذاريات / 56 .

 ‘’and I have not created the jinn and the men except that they should serve Me’’

The letter ‘’L’’ in the word ‘’ for worship’’ implies in the main purpose. It means that the only philosophy of the creation of mankind and jinn and it also means that the real intent of their creation is to worship Allah the Almighty willingly and not forcefully in order to obtain the perfection and everlasting happiness

As a result, obedience and submission toward the divine commands and consequently obtaining the topmost extent of perfection is the prime aim of the creation of mankind and jinn and Allah the Almighty has thoroughly equipped the mankind with all of necessary tools and capacities

Form one side, He has bestowed logic which is the same as the inward prophet in their essences which is available and in his control in every moment of life which aids him to be survives from difficult situations as well as to assist him to gain his holy aim and from the other side, throughout history He has sent more than 100,000 apostles with holy books to aid mankind to reach to this aim and they have done their duties in the best possible way as well, now in spite of all of these equipments, tools and guidance and … if man is not able to reach to its goal and he steps in a

way with no clear destination instead of stepping in a certain road, then all faults is up to him and no one is guilty for his misled except himself

the late Shakh Saduq (may GOD be pleased with him) writes in the blessing book Elal Al-Sharayeh , v 1 p 13 , 14 that

عَنْ أَبِي بَصِيرٍ قَالَ سَأَلْتُ أَبَا عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ع عَنْ قَوْلِ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ وَ ما خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَ الْإِنْسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ قَالَ خَلَقَهُمْ لِيَأْمُرَهُمْ بِالْعِبَادَة .

It has been quoted from Abi Basir that he said; I asked Imam Sadeq (peace be upon him) pertaining to the statement of Allah the Almighty that’’  

‘’and I have not created the jinn and the men except that they should serve Me’’

Then His Holiness stated that; the real intent of this verse is that; Allah the Almighty has created the jinn and the men to order them to worship Him

  And in another narration he quotes that

عن جميل بن دراج، قال: قلت لأبي عبد الله (عليه السلام): جعلت فداك، ما معنى قول الله عز و جل: وَ ما خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَ الْإِنْسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ؟ فقال: «خلقهم للعبادة».

It has been quoted from Jamil Ibn Dorraj that he said; I said to Imam Sadeq (peace be upon him)

My life be sacrificed for you, what is the meaning of the verse ‘’and I have not created the jinn and the men except that they should serve Me’’

His Holiness stated that; Allah the Almighty has created the jinn and the men only to serve and worship Him

And he writes as well

عَنْ جَمِيلِ بْنِ دَرَّاجٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ (عليه السلام) قَالَ سَأَلْتُهُ عَنْ قَوْلِ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَ جَلَّ وَ ما خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَ الْإِنْسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ قَالَ خَلَقَهُمْ لِلْعِبَادَةِ قُلْتُ خَاصَّةً أَمْ عَامَّةً قَالَ لَا بَلْ عَامَّة .

It has been quoted from Jamil Ibn Dorraj that he said; said; I said to Imam Sadeq (peace be upon him) what is the meaning of the verse ‘’and I have not created the jinn and the men except that they should serve Me’’

His Holiness stated that; Allah the Almighty has created the jinn and the men only to serve and worship Him

Then I said the whole people or a specific group of the people? His Holiness stated that; No, rather than He has created the whole people for His own servitude and worship

For further research pertaining to this case, see the interpretation Al-Mizan written by Allamh Tabatabaei (may GOD be pleased with him) under the same verse

 

GOOD KUCK

THE BOARD OF ADDRESSING THE RELIGIOUS DOUBTS  

THE RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF HIS HOLINESS VALIASR (IMAM OF THE AGE) MAY GOD PRECIPITATE HIS BLESSING REAPPEARANCE



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