Originally posted by Heronumber0
First off, no more posts about why God created Man. My computer crashed within 12 hours irretrievably. There are some questions that should not be
That's a good advice, heronumber, a man has no right to question His Creator no more than a clay pot asks the potter who made it.
21:23 He will not be questioned as to that which He doeth, but they will be questioned.
But since its a question that's been asked, God who is the Knower and Hearer of all things whether it be said publicly or kept within one's breast
has answered it so that man might not be left with doubt as to his creation.
51:56 I created the jinn and humankind only that they might worship Me.
That is the purpose of our creation yet most people forget this. They have let the world beguile them and distract them from remembrance of God and
His purpose in creating us.
6:32 Naught is the life of the world save a pastime and a sport. Better far is the abode of the Hereafter for those who keep their duty (to Allah).
Have ye then no sense?
6:70 And forsake those who take their religion for a pastime and a jest, and whom the life of the world beguileth. Remind (mankind) hereby lest a soul
be destroyed by what it earneth. It hath beside Allah no friend nor intercessor, and though it offer every compensation it will not be accepted from
it. Those are they who perish by their own deserts. For them is drink of boiling water and a painful doom, because they disbelieved.
However, looking at the state of the financial markets and the economies of the world, it makes me ask - are we facing the wrath of God because the
majority of humanity has embraced the false God of Materialism? And if there is not a real Beast 666 that oppposes God, is it not the love of money
and materialistic success that will cause misery and despair to millions?
Wealth and possessions, your children and your family are a test from God. If one put them all in the right priority, it is well for them but if they
love them more than they should and love them with a love that should be only given to God then these blessings from God becomes a curse for them.
9:85 Let not their wealth nor their children please thee! Allah purposeth only to punish them thereby in the world, and that their souls shall pass
away while they are disbelievers.
8:28 And know that your possessions and your children are a test, and that with Allah is immense reward.
18:46 Wealth and children are an ornament of life of the world. But the good deeds which endure are better in thy Lord's sight for reward, and better
in respect of hope.
34:37 And it is not your wealth nor your children that will bring you near unto Us, but he who believeth and doeth good (he draweth near). As for
such, theirs will be twofold reward for what they did, and they will dwell secure in lofty halls.
A reminder from god to those who are deceived by the life of this world:
57:20 Know that the life of this world is only play, and idle talk, and pageantry, and boasting among you, and rivalry in respect of wealth and
children; as the likeness of vegetation after rain, whereof the growth is pleasing to the husbandman, but afterward it drieth up and thou seest it
turning yellow then it becometh straw. And in the Hereafter there is grievous punishment, and (also) forgiveness from Allah and His good pleasure,
whereas the life of the world is but matter of illusion.
3:9 O ye who believe! Let not your wealth nor your children distract you from remembrance of Allah. Those who do so, they are the losers.
Your wealth and your children are a test from God but if you put your duty to God first, they will become gifts from God. One must remember that the
Giver is more important than the gift and to cherish the gift more than the Giver is to mock the Giver.
In contrast, look at the remote tribes of the world in the Amazon and in Africa, for example, who live happy and fulfilled (rewarded) lives whilst we
in the West torture ourselves with cars, consumer goods and house furnushings as well as the location of our next holidays.
It's because they are content with simple things and they are free from greed. They are more blessed than people who have modern conveniences and
food that they want but somehow can never get enough.
The world is like a shadow, if you run towards it, it runs away from you, and when you run from it, it runs after you.
Seek first the Kingdom of God and all the things that you need will be added to you.