What is the starting point of Turnover

A person is caught up into work, family, and friends and deeply involved in a number of illegitimate roles, where is the starting point for his turnover?

One has to start with belief in God: “O you who believe! Fear Allaah as He should be feared, and die not except in a state of Islam (as Muslims) with complete submission to Allaah.”[1]  Anyone would agree he believes in God but if he did he would strive to find the purpose of life, Almighty Allah says: ” I did not create the jinn and humankind except that they should worship Me” [2] The most common excuse is “Why would God bother Himself with insignificant creatures like us?”[3] He is superior and ultimately wise. He would definitely inform what His creation should do just as a factory owner does not leave his workers without explaining the task they are hired for, then, surely God who is All wise and Powerful has not created us without any purpose. Sheikh Bilaal Philips in his conclusion on the subject of the purpose of creation says:

 “Without knowledge of the purpose of creation, human beings wander aimlessly through life, like ships at sea without rudders. Their goals are either wrong due to incorrect religious teachings, or are materialistic and thus confined to this world. It is, therefore, essential for their own well being why God created them. Fundamentally, Allah created in order to manifest His attributes….” [4]


[1] Qur’an 3:102

[2]  Qur’an 51:56

[3] Allaah says, “Say: O My slaves! Who have transgressed against themselves (by committing evil deeds and sins)! Despair not of the Mercy of Allaah, verily, Allaah forgives all sins. Truly, He is Oft Forgiving, Most Merciful.” (Az-Zumar: 53) and also, “And perform Salaat, at the two ends of the day and in some hours of the night [i.e. the five compulsory Salaat]. Verily, the good deeds remove the evil deeds (i.e. small sins). That is a reminder (an advice) for the mindful (those who accept advice).” (Hood: 114).

[4] Dr Bilal Philips “The purpose of creation” , page71

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