The Purpose of Creation

The purpose of creation is a topic that puzzles every human being at some point at his or her lifetime. Everybody at some time or another asks themselves the question: “Why do I exist?” or “For what purpose am I here on earth?”

This excellent book and website is exclusively dedicated to this very profound subject!


Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips

Dr. Abu Ameenah Bilal Philips was born in Jamaica, but grew up in Canada.
He is an Islamic Scholar who accepted Islam in 1972, completed a B.A. in Islamic Studies at the Islamic University of Madeenah, an MA in Islamic Theology in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and a Ph.D in Islamic Theology in the department of Islamic Studies at the University of Wales, UK

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Summary Translations – Purpose of Creation

Book is translated into several common languages, such as French, Spanish, Japanese and Urdu.

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French Translation

Le but de la création a toujours été au centre des préoccupations humaines depuis la nuit des temps. C’est en effet une question philosophique récurrente depuis toujours…

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Spanish Translation

El Propósito de la Creación ha sido el foco de todos los procesos de pensamiento humano y es una de las cuestiones filosóficas básicas desde tiempos inmemoriales…

Urdu Translation

تخلیق کے مقصد کے علم کے بغیرانسان بے مقصد، جیسے کشتی بغیر پتوار، اپنے غلط اہداف، غلط مذ ہبی تعلیمات اور مادیت پرستی کی وجہ سے، زندگی بھٹکتے ہوۓ گزارتا ہے ، ۔ چنانچہ وہ دنیا کا ہو کر رہ جاتا ہے۔


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The composition of human beings is far less complex than the composition of the universe in which they exist.

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Creation is fundamentally a consequence of the divine attribute of being the creator

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Humankind is merely a small part of the miraculous act of divine creation.

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Creation is fundamentally the consequence of the divine attribute of being the Creator.

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God is free from all needs. It is creation which needs Him.

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Humankind merely manipulates what already exists - what was already created by God.

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Even the artist ‘creates’ designs based on what he has seen.

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The artist’s thoughts are reflections on what was already created.

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Only God alone creates from nothing.

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To reflect on the reality of Allaah is to reflect on the infinite.

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The essential purpose for which humankind was created is the worship of God.

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A slave is one who is expected to do whatever his master wills.

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