165. What is the goal of our life?

The Christian’s goal is Christ in us, the hope of glory. For our God wants to give each one of us the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him that we may be enlightened and know what is the hope of our calling. That is, the reason God has called us and made us joint heirs with Christ. Yes, God intends for each one of us to be conformed to the image of Christ, being changed from glory to glory by the Spirit of the Lord. Let us therefore, press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God, which is Christ Jesus in us. (Ephesians 1 verse 18; 4 verse 4; 2 Corinthians 3 verse 18; Philippians 3 verse 14; Colossians 1 verse 27). Many Christians believe that their goal in life is to worship God in Spirit and in truth and they will be transformed into godly people pleasing to God through the act of worship.

In Surah 51 Al Dhariyat verse 56 Allâh decrees that ‘I have only created Jinns and Men that they may serve Me.’ So the goal of the Muslim is to worship God through service.

According to the Qur’an the final goal of everything is Allâh’s forgiveness, pleasure and judgement of everything that is in the heavens, on the earth and everything in between. Refer to Qur’an Surah 5 Al Ma’idah ayah 18 ‘the Jews and the Christians Say: ‘We are sons of Allâh and His beloved.’ Say: ‘Why then doth He punish you for your sins? Nay, ye are but men – of the men He hath created: He forgives whom he pleased, and He punished whom He pleased: And to Allâh belonged the dominion of the heavens and the earth and all that is between and unto Him is the final goal (of all).’ Sincere Muslims regard that their goal in life is to truthfully worship Allâh, and place their faith and trust in Allâh.