The purpose of a believer’s life in this world is to recognize, nurture and protect his Iman (faith). Why? Because a faulty Iman leads to destructive decisions, causing harm to self and others. Living by the principles of a guided Iman grants one the highest options for a noble living.
A true believer knows that his survival and growth is only by attaching himself unconditionally to his Lord. He is able to do that by living a life closest to Fitrah (of connectedness to the Lord of the worlds), reciting and reflecting upon the Holy Quran and internalizing its message for personal reform.
This effort of his will ultimately bear fruit and earn him Allah’s (swt) mercy. The first reward he receives during this worldly life is the light of Iman that satiates his soul. The believer is able to reach his potential, tackle with the darkness within and outside, and become a truly gratified slave of his Lord, submitting to Him entirely.
History shows that in spite of multiple prophets being sent to the Bani Israel, they could not attain this status, because of some deep-rooted issues that prevented them from submission to Allah (swt). Whereas the Sahabahs (companions of the Prophet [sa]) leapt to obey every command of the Prophet Muhammad (sa) to please the Lord.
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