Why Allah Created Mankind | What is The purpose of our creation ?

Why Allah Created Mankind | What is The purpose of our creation

📖Quran 51:56-60
And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me, I do not want from them any provision, nor do I want them to feed Me. Indeed, it is Allah who is the [continual] Provider, the firm possessor of strength. And indeed, for those who have wronged is a portion [of punishment] like the portion of their predecessors, so let them not impatiently urge Me, And woe to those who have disbelieved from their Day which they are promised.

  • God created us for the purpose of worshipping Him, Alone and without any partners. Humans were created to submit to God through worship. The road to submission is available only through Islam and therefore, only by becoming Muslim does one gain the opportunity to submit to God. God calls on humans to use their intellect and reflect on the world around them. A foundational message in the Quran is its emphasis on righteous conduct built on firm belief and love for God. Allah says:

📖Quran 2:155-157
And We will surely test you with something of fear and hunger and a loss of wealth and lives and fruits, but give good tidings to the patient, Who, when disaster strikes them, say, “Indeed we belong to Allah , and indeed to Him we will return, Those are the ones upon whom are blessings from their Lord and mercy. And it is those who are the [rightly] guided.

📖Quran 29:1-7
Do people think once they say, “We believe,” that they will be left without being put to the test? We certainly tested those before them. And ˹in this way˺ Allah will clearly distinguish between those who are truthful and those who are liars. Or do the evildoers ˹simply˺ think that they will escape Us? How wrong is their judgment! Whoever should hope for the meeting with Allah – indeed, the term [decreed by] Allah is coming. And He is the Hearing, the Knowing. And whoever strives ˹in Allah’s cause˺, only does so for their own good. Surely Allah is not in need of ˹any of˺ His creation. And those who believe and do righteous deeds – We will surely remove from them their misdeeds and will surely reward them according to the best of what they used to do.

📖Quran 3:186
You will surely be tested in your possessions and in yourselves. And you will surely hear from those who were given the Scripture before you and from those who associate others with Allah much abuse. But if you are patient and fear Allah – indeed, that is of the matters [worthy] of determination.

📖Quran 25:26
True sovereignty, that Day, is for the Most Merciful. And it will be upon the disbelievers a difficult Day.

📖Quran 9:38
O you who believe, what is wrong with you that when it is said to you, “Come out in the way of Allah,” you turn heavy (and cling) to the ground. Have you become happy with the worldly life instead of the Hereafter? So, (remember that) the enjoyment of the worldly life is but trivial in (comparison with) the Hereafter.

📖Quran 10:24-25
The life of this world is just like rain We send down from the sky, producing a mixture of plants which humans and animals consume. Then just as the earth looks its best, perfectly beautified, and its people think they have full control over it, there comes to it Our command by night or by day, so We mow it down as if it never flourished yesterday! This is how We make the signs clear for people who reflect. And Allah invites ˹all˺ to the Home of Peace and guides whoever He wills to the Straight Path.

📖Quran 9:64-65
They hypocrites are apprehensive lest a surah be revealed about them, informing them of what is in their hearts. Say, “Mock [as you wish]; indeed, Allah will expose that which you fear, And if you ask them, they will surely say, “We were only conversing and playing.” Say, “Is it Allah and His verses and His Messenger that you were mocking?

📖Quran 73:8-9
And remember the name of your Lord and devote yourself to Him with [complete] devotion. ˹He is the˺ Lord of the east and the west. There is no god ˹worthy of worship˺ except Him, so take Him ˹alone˺ as a Trustee of Affairs.

📖Quran 73:10-13
And be patient over what they say and avoid them with gracious avoidance. And leave to Me the deniers—the people of luxury—and bear with them for a little while. Indeed, with Us [for them] are shackles and burning fire. And food that chokes and a painful punishment –

📖Quran 30:30
So be steadfast in faith in all uprightness ˹O Prophet˺—the natural Way of Allah which He has instilled in ˹all˺ people. Let there be no change in this creation of Allah. That is the Straight Way, but most people do not know.

📖Quran 4:32
And do not wish for that by which Allah has made some of you exceed others. For men is a share of what they have earned, and for women is a share of what they have earned. And ask Allah of his bounty. Indeed Allah is ever, of all things, Knowing.

  • God made human beings God’s agents or viceroys on the earth and entrusted them with the responsibility to civilize the land. The Qur’an describes the moment of creation as the moment in which humanity was entrusted with heavy responsibility. God gave humanity the blessing of rationality and the ability to differentiate between right and wrong. Allah says ?

📖Quran 17:70
And We have certainly honored the children of Adam and carried them on the land and sea and provided for them of the good things and preferred them over much of what We have created, with [definite] preference.

  • The Quran acknowledges human desires while reminding individuals to cultivate their souls. In addition, The Quran encourages humankind to recognize the signs of God’s existence in the precise order of the universe and the careful placement of every object in the total scheme of creation.

God knows us better than we know ourselves:

  1. Allah knows what we conceal and what we reveal
  2. Allah promises who obey Him to enter Paradise
  3.  Allah is the personal name of the One true God
  4.  Allah is very Gracious and Kind to His slaves
  5.  Allah sent Messenger for all mankind
  6. Allah is everything in His own accord
  7. Allah is All-Powerful, absolutely Just
  8. Allah is the Supreme, the Sovereign
  9. Allah is the one, Who has no partner
  10. Allah is the Bestower of Sufficiency
  11. Allah is First, Last, and Everlasting
  12. Allah knows what is in our hearts
  13. Allah gives us many chances
  14. Allah’s book is the Holy Quran
  15. Allah is the Maintainer of life
  16. Allah is the Impartial Judge
  17. Allah is the Absolute Truth
  18. Allah is the Most Merciful
  19. Allah is the Only Creator
  20. Allah is the Oft-Forgiving
  21. Allah is the Loving One
  22. Allah is All-Knowing
  23. Allah has no family
  24. Quran is the last holy book
  25. Quran is truly the Word of God
  26. Quran contains all kinds of principles
  27. Quran is a material and spiritual guide
  28. Quran contains all creed, deeds, and ethics
  29.  Quran is a miracle in terms of its words and meaning
  30. Quran informed about humans and described our Lord
  • The purpose of this life is the worship of God, this life is a test. A test for us, will we worship God, or will we forget Him. This is where our focus has to begin. However, the Almighty is not in need of human worship. God is Perfect. He alone exists without any needs. All created beings have needs. Consequently, it is humankind that needs to worship God. Allah says ?

📖Quran 35:15
O mankind, you are those in need of Allah , while Allah is the Free of need, the Praiseworthy.

📖Quran 33:70
O you who have believed, fear Allah and speak words of appropriate justice.

📖Quran 82:7-8
Who created you, fashioned you, and perfected your design,In whatever form He willed has He assembled you.

  • God had created a human from water and dust. Human should be modest, also should get rid of his arrogance when he realizes that his origin is from the clay followed by unseen sperm. Scientists discovered that the human body consists of some elements which are the same elements as in dust. Allah says ?

📖Quran 35:11
And Allah created you from dust, then from a sperm-drop; then He made you mates. And no female conceives nor does she give birth except with His knowledge. And no aged person is granted [additional] life nor is his lifespan lessened but that it is in a register. Indeed, that for Allah is easy. 

That is, man in the first instance was created from the dust directly. Then his race was perpetuated through the sperm-drop.

📖Quran 18:23-24
And never say of anything, “Indeed, I will do that tomorrow,Except [when adding], “If Allah wills.” And remember your Lord when you forget [it] and say, “Perhaps my Lord will guide me to what is nearer than this to right conduct.

  • One of the latest discoveries is that some kinds of clay contain antibiotics which are able to kill the most obstinate kind of germs. Hence they are thinking to use dust to sterilize hospitals!! So that God gave a human a big honour when He is blessed and exalted created him from dust.

Allah Almighty  says in The Holy Quran

📖Quran 71:4
He will forgive your sins, and delay your end until the appointed time. ( Meaning, it is out of Allah’s mercy that He does not hasten your punishment but allows you more time to repent.) Indeed, when the time set by Allah comes, it cannot be delayed, if only you knew!.

📖Quran 3:19
Indeed, the religion in the sight of Allah is Islam. And those who were given the Scripture did not differ except after knowledge had come to them – out of jealous animosity between themselves. And whoever disbelieves in the verses of Allah , then indeed, Allah is swift in [taking] account.

📖Quran 95:4
Indeed, We created humans in the best form.

📖Quran 29:6
And whoever strives only strives for [the benefit of] himself. Indeed, Allah is free from need of the worlds.

📖Quran 22:73
O people, an example is presented, so listen to it. Indeed, those you invoke besides Allah will never create [as much as] a fly, even if they gathered together for it [i.e., that purpose]. And if the fly should steal from them a [tiny] thing, they could not recover it from him. Weak are the pursuer and pursued. ( A comparison is made here to the worshipper of a false deity and that which he worships.)

📖Quran 50:2-6
But they wonder that there has come to them a warner from among themselves, and the disbelievers say, “This is an amazing thing, When we have died and have become dust, [we will return to life]? That is a distant return, – We know what the earth diminishes of them, and with Us is a retaining record, Have they not looked at the heaven above them – how We structured it and adorned it and [how] it has no rifts?

📖Quran 50:7-11
And the earth – We spread it out and cast therein firmly set mountains and made grow therein [something] of every beautiful kind, Giving insight and a reminder for every servant who turns [to Allah ] – And We have sent down blessed rain from the sky and made grow thereby gardens and grain from the harvest, And lofty palm trees having fruit arranged in layers – As provision for the servants, and We have given life thereby to a dead land. Thus is the resurrection.

📖Quran 16:20
But those ˹idols˺ they invoke besides Allah cannot create anything—they themselves are created.

📖Quran 25:3
Yet they have taken besides Him gods who cannot create anything but are themselves created. Nor can they protect or benefit themselves. Nor can they control life, death, or resurrection.

📖Quran 16:24
And when it is said to them, “What has your Lord sent down?” They say, “Legends of the former peoples.

📖Quran 29:25
Verily You have chosen idols instead of God but your love for them will only last for the present life: on the Day of Resurrection, you will disown and reject one another. Hell will be your home and no one will help you.

📖Quran 64:11
No disaster strikes except by permission of Allah. And whoever believes in Allah – He will guide his heart. And Allah is Knowing of all things.

📖Quran 51:56
And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship me.

📖Quran 54:47-48
Indeed, the criminals are in error and madness, The Day they are dragged into the Fire on their faces [it will be said], “Taste the touch of Saqar.

📖Quran 54:49-51
Indeed, all things We created with predestination, And Our command is but one, like a glance of the eye, And We have already destroyed your kinds, so is there any who will remember?

📖Quran 54:52-54
And everything they did is in written records, And every small and great [thing] is inscribed, Indeed, the righteous will be among gardens and rivers, In a seat of honor near a Sovereign, Perfect in Ability.

📖Quran 17:110
Say, “Call upon Allah or call upon the Most Merciful. Whichever [name] you call – to Him belong the best names.” And do not recite [too] loudly in your prayer or [too] quietly but seek between that an [intermediate] way.

📖Quran 42:11
[He is] Creator of the heavens and the earth. He has made for you from yourselves, mates, and among the cattle, mates; He multiplies you thereby. There is nothing like unto Him, and He is the Hearing, the Seeing.

📖Quran 112:113
Say, “He is Allah, [who is] One,Allah, the Eternal Refuge. ( He who is absolute, perfect, complete, essential, self-sufficient and sufficient to meet the needs of all creation; the one eternally and constantly required and sought, depended upon by all existence and to whom all matters will ultimately return.)

📖Quran 21:30
Have those who disbelieved not considered that the heavens and the earth were a joined entity, and then We separated them and made from water every living thing? Then will they not believe?

📖Quran 25:43
Have you seen the one who takes as his god his own desire? Then would you be responsible for him?

📖Quran 3:31
Say (O Prophet): “If you really love Allah, then follow me, and Allah shall love you and forgive you your sins. Allah is Most-Forgiving, Very-Merciful.

📖Quran 24:45
Allah hath created every animal of water. Of them is (a kind) that goeth upon its belly and (a kind) that goeth upon two legs and (a kind) that goeth upon four. Allah createth what He will. Lo! Allah is Able to do all things.

📖Quran 39:62
Allah is Creator of all things, and He is Guardian over all things.

📖Quran 16:18
And if ye would count the favour of Allah ye cannot reckon it. Lo! Allah is indeed Forgiving, Merciful.

📖Quran 98:7
Those who believe and do good deeds are the best of creation.

📖Quran 59:19
And be not like those who forgot Allah , so He made them forget themselves. Those are the defiantly disobedient.

📖Quran 3:187
And [mention, O Muhammad], when Allah took a covenant from those who were given the Scripture, [saying], “You must make it clear to the people and not conceal it.” But they threw it away behind their backs and exchanged it for a small price. And wretched is that which they purchased.

📖Quran 3:188
And never think that those who rejoice in what they have perpetrated and like to be praised for what they did not do – never think them [to be] in safety from the punishment, and for them is a painful punishment.

📖Quran 3:186
You will surely be tested in your possessions and in yourselves. And you will surely hear from those who were given the Scripture before you and from those who associate others with Allah much abuse. But if you are patient and fear Allah – indeed, that is of the matters [worthy] of determination.

📖Quran 23:12
We created man (Adam ) from an essence of clay,

📖Quran 51:56
I created the jinn and humankind only that they might worship Me.

📖Quran 113:1-2
Say [Prophet], �?I seek refuge with the Lord of daybreak, against the harm in what He has created.

📖Quran 39:6
He created you from one soul. Then He made from it its mate, and He produced for you from the grazing livestock eight mates. He creates you in the wombs of your mothers, creation after creation, within three darknesses. That is Allah , your Lord; to Him belongs dominion. There is no deity except Him, so how are you averted?

Purpose of our Creation

  • Why does God need to test us?: God created us and gave us the opportunity to know Him. God knows the future – the point is, for us to live through and experience our lives and make our own choices.
  • Do we really have a choice?: The fact that God knows our choices does not make it any less voluntary.  But in His Wisdom, He has created us with the ability to choose and made us accountable for our choices.
  • Why doesn’t God just reveal Himself?: In God’s wisdom, He has chosen to make Himself known through His signs. This is part of the test of this life. He has made it our responsibility to use the abilities He has given us to acknowledge Him.
  • Why is there suffering in the world?: The fact that different people are tested in different ways through various trials, does not disprove the existence of God nor contradict an all-powerful God. This world is volatile and temporary, however, the full justice in the hereafter, which is everlasting, will more than compensate for any injustices or misfortunes in this life.
  • Why does God punish people?: No one can disagree with the concept of punishment, which is necessary for justice. God has created us with the ability to choose how we want to live, and in turn, be accountable. Those who sincerely strive to obey God will earn God’s mercy and enter paradise. Allah says ?

📖Quran 45:21
Or do those who commit evils think We will make them like those who have believed and done righteous deeds – [make them] equal in their life and their death? Evil is that which they judge [i.e., assume].

📖Quran 23:115-116
Then did you think that We created you uselessly and that to Us you would not be returned? So exalted is All�?h, the Sovereign, the Truth, there is no deity except Him, Lord of the Noble Throne.

📖Quran 24:22
And let not those of virtue among you and wealth swear not to give [aid] to their relatives and the needy and the emigrants for the cause of Allah , and let them pardon and overlook. Would you not like that Allah should forgive you? And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.

📖Quran 4:147
What would Allah do with your punishment if you are grateful and believe? And ever is Allah Appreciative and Knowing.

📖Quran 4:17
The repentance accepted by Allah is only for those who do wrong in ignorance [or carelessness] and then repent soon after. It is those to whom Allah will turn in forgiveness, and Allah is ever Knowing and Wise.

📖Quran 4:18
But repentance is not [accepted] of those who [continue to] do evil deeds up until, when death comes to one of them, he says, “Indeed, I have repented now,” or of those who die while they are disbelievers. For them We have prepared a painful punishment.

📖Quran 17:44
The seven heavens and the earth and everyone in them glorify Him. There is not a single thing that does not celebrate His praise, though you do not understand their praise: He is most forbearing, most forgiving.

  • Thus, the essential purpose for which humankind was created is the worship of God. However, the Almighty is not in need of human worship. He did not create human beings out of a need on His part. If not a single human worshipped God. Allah says ↙️

?Qur’an 51:56-58
And I did not create the jinn and mankind except to worship Me. I do not want from them any provision, nor do I want them to feed Me. Indeed, it is All�?h who is the [continual] Provider, the firm possessor of strength.

📖Quran 2:21
O mankind, worship your Lord, who created you and those before you, that you may become righteous.

?Quran 29:45
Recite, [O Muhammad], what has been revealed to you of the Book and establish prayer. Indeed, prayer prohibits immorality and wrongdoing, and the remembrance of Allah is greater. And Allah knows that which you do.

📖Quran 35:15
Sahih International
O mankind, you are those in need of Allah , while Allah is the Free of need, the Praiseworthy.

📖Quran 5:5
Today all good things have been made lawful for you. The food of the People of the Book is lawful for you as your food is lawful for them. So are chaste, believing, women as well as chaste women of the people who were given the Scripture before you, as long as you have given them their bride-gifts and married them, not taking them as lovers or secret mistresses. The deeds of anyone who rejects faith will come to nothing, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers.

📖Quran 5:6-7
You who believe, when you are about to pray, wash your faces and your hands up to the elbows, wipe your heads, wash your feet up to the ankles and, if required, wash your whole body. If any of you is sick or on a journey, or has just relieved himself, or had intimate contact with a woman, and can find no water, then take some clean sand and wipe your face and hands with it. God does not wish to place any burden on you: He only wishes to cleanse you and perfect His blessing on you, so that you may be thankful, Remember God’s blessing on you and the pledge with which you were bound when you said, �?We hear and we obey. Be mindful of God: God has full knowledge of the secrets of the heart.

📖Quran 5:8
So, you who believe, do not violate the sanctity of God’s rites, the Sacred Month, the offerings, their garlands, nor those going to the Sacred House to seek the bounty and pleasure of their Lord––but when you have completed the rites of pilgrimage you may hunt. Do not let your hatred for the people who barred you from the Sacred Mosque induce you to break the law: help one another to do what is right and good; do not help one another towards sin and hostility. Be mindful of God, for His punishment is severe.

📖Quran 11:17
So is one who [stands] upon a clear evidence from his Lord [like the aforementioned]? And a witness from Him follows it, and before it was the Scripture of Moses to lead and as mercy. Those [believers in the former revelations] believe in the Qur’an. But whoever disbelieves in it from the [various] factions – the Fire is his promised destination. So be not in doubt about it. Indeed, it is the truth from your Lord, but most of the people do not believe.

📖Quran 3:72-73
And a faction of the People of the Scripture say [to each other], “Believe in that which was revealed to the believers at the beginning of the day and reject it at its end that perhaps they will abandon their religion, And do not trust except those who follow your religion.” Say, “Indeed, the [true] guidance is the guidance of Allah . [Do you fear] lest someone be given [knowledge] like you were given or that they would [thereby] argue with you before your Lord?” Say, “Indeed, [all] bounty is in the hand of Allah – He grants it to whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Wise.

📖Quran 19:75
Say, “Whoever is in error – let the Most Merciful extend for him an extension [in wealth and time] until, when they see that which they were promised – either punishment [in this world] or the Hour [of resurrection] – they will come to know who is worst in position and weaker in soldiers.

📖Quran 51:55-58
And remind, for indeed, the reminder benefits the believers. I do not want from them any provision, nor do I want them to feed Me. I do not want from them any provision, nor do I want them to feed Me. Indeed, it is All�?h who is the [continual] Provider, the firm possessor of strength.

Additional Information 

Allah is all-powerful and self-sufficient, it is believed that Allah does not require human worship for any personal gain or benefit. However, the act of worshiping Allah is seen as a means for humans to connect with and draw closer to their creator, and to align themselves with Allah’s will and purpose. By worshiping Allah, humans are believed to attain spiritual growth, inner peace, and a sense of purpose in life. It is a way for individuals to express gratitude, humility, and devotion to Allah, and to seek guidance, forgiveness, and blessings. Overall, the act of worship is considered a beneficial practice for human beings, as it helps them to connect with a higher power and to live a life that is in harmony with their beliefs and values.