Purpose Of Life And Knowing The Path To Your Lord

Allaah says “And I have not created Jinn nor man, except to worship Me.” [51:56]

Imaam Ibn ‘Abdil-‘Izz Al-Hanafee (d. 729H) said:

“The key to their (The Messengers) call and the essence of their message was the servants drawing closer to Allaah – the Most Perfect – through His Names, Attributes and Actions, since all that the Messengers were ordered with is built upon this. Then this is followed by two great principles:

Firstly: Knowing the path that leads to Him and that is the Sharee’ah which comprises His orders and prohibitions.

Secondly: That those following the path know what lies in store for them, which is endless bliss.

So the people who know God best are the ones who best follow the way to Him; and know best what lies at the end of the way.”

[Sharhul ‘Aqeedatit Tahaawiyyah, p. 69]


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