Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Reason of Creation

Hello All.

This topic I mentioned is a question being asked by humans since ages unknown. It has two views, philosophical and religious. Lets see both in brief.

Philosophical view doesn't need religion, it says we are created by another humans through process of procreation and our purpose is to "be good" to society and contribute towards ourselves and society, not to break laws, respect others etc. This view also says we have a right to choose what we want in life. This view does not take into account any religious views / prescriptions.

Religious view states we are not just Created by Allah(SWT) out of the blue, we are here with a purpose and that is to recognise our God and worship Him(SWT) / Her(SWT) yes as we are calling our Allah(SWT) as "He(SWT)" as that is how He(SWT) Address Himself(SWT) in Qura'an, but in essence our God Entity i.e.  Allah(SWT) is Free from Gender. This view gives us a set of basic rules to follow, gives us a promise of life after death and our destination depending upon our deeds.

Now both views are here, what I am interested to know that I chose the latter view, my main reason was Islam being very simple and also, I did not want to end up dead and know then, there is a God Who Will now Ask questions, so I choose to believe in Allah(SWT) and Islam being His(SWT) last and perfect religion.

That is my reason. Please share your choice and reasons.



  1. I think it is too inane purpose for God to create us, so that we can recognize him to worship only. But how could I be sure?

  2. Although you purport to state two different views they are essentially the same. Between the philosophic to '"be good"...respect others' and the religious "basic rules" is the bonding nature of "rules". The philosophic adherent may abide by those rules solely because he wants to, it makes him feel good, or "it's cool". The religious adherent may abide by those rules and may or may not like it, but he does so because of the Lawgiver. What really exposes the differences between these two is not just the theistic nature of one (the latter) over the other. It is when adherents of the two respective views are pressed beyond their comfortable or insolence regard toward the authority of rules. Nothing like having one's own nakedness (of mind) exposed.

  3. @Interfaith:
    What else would you do after recognising God, if not worship?

    @Gill: They are difference in the sense that in religion, you abide by rule even if you are not comfortable, as you finally realised in your post.

    Now, my question was "Which one of these two would you choose and for what reasons?"


  4. Despite the difficulties and differences with your word choice I will say the second of the two. Now, more specifically, I did not turn back from a life of sin to a genderless entity or a set of rules, but to the living God whom in scripture refers to himself in the masculine gender. His will, or what some refer to as rules, is what I resolve to fulfill in my life. The reason for turning back to him was when I experienced a heartbreak when I realized what I had done to his heart. I was more than awed to find scripture relates this same "feeling" about himself and how He was hurt by the sins of his people.
    When we speak of "philosophies" and "religions" by their respective names by which these are known that is as genderless as a rock or a stick. One can only wonder what the heart of the individual is capable of doing when it embraces someTHING as foreign to human beings as the genderless. The living God rejoices as do those whose hearts are transformed by his love.