The Purpose of Life
Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 27th January 2017 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK)
We may understand the purpose of our existence, but in practice it may be easy for us to become forgetful of our end goal. Allah has mentioned that we have not been created in vain and that we shall be returned to Him, but how do we maintain that level of consciousness so that we do not stray?
Taqwa is the key to maintaining a focus on this end result. Without consciousness of Allah we may often stray and become neglectful of our actions. By being aware of Allah at all times will enable us to achieve our true purpose in this life and be content with our akhirah.
Find out more in this talk about the purpose of our life and what may happen to us if we continue to live without purpose.
Below are some of the timecodes and topics for this talk:
3:22 – Why do we exist?
11:51 – What is ‘ibādah?
24:40 – The dunya compared to the akhirah
36:27 – Is life a series of accidents?
44:02 – The last verse to be revealed.
54:08 – Bereavements Rasulullah ﷺ witnessed from his own family.
1:02:09 – The story of Ibrahim ibn Adham
1:12:13 – The Pagan Arabs belief about the afterlife
1:20:21 – Imam Zainul Abideen, the great grandson of the Prophet ﷺ
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