World Religions

World Faiths – The Purpose of Life



Symbol of Islam: Crescent Moon and StarAnd I have not created the Jinn and the men but that they may worship Me.

Islam, The Holy Qur’an, 51:57

Symbol of Islam: Crescent Moon and StarI was a hidden treasure, yet I wished to be known. So, I created the creation and made Myself known to them, and so they came to know Me.

Islam, The Holy Prophet (sa), Hadith-e-Qudsi of Al-Futuhat al-Makkiyyah

Symbol of Islam: Crescent Moon and StarWhether anyone comprehends that purpose or not, without doubt the purpose of man’s creation is the worship and understanding of God Almighty and to lose himself in Him.

Islam, the Promised Messiah (as), The Essence of Islam, Vol. II, p. 461

Symbol of Judaism: The Star of DavidAll that God created in His world He created only for His glory, as it is said, ‘everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.’ (Isaiah 43:7).

Judaism, Mishnah, Abot, 6:11

For us there is one God, the Father, from whom are all things and for whom we exist.

Christianity, The Bible, 1 Corinthians, 8:6

Fear God, and keep his commandments; for that is the whole duty of everyone. For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every secret thing, whether good or evil.

Christianity, The Bible, Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

Symbol of Hinduism: AumO Lord of all, hail unto Thee!

The Soul of all, causing all acts,

Enjoying all, all life art Thou!

Lord of all pleasure and delight!

Hinduism, Maitri Upanishad, 5:1

How then to become true to the Creator?

How to demolish the wall of illusion?

Through obedience to His Ordinance and Will.

Sikhism, Adi Granth, Japuji 1, M.1, P. 1

Then did I recognise Thee in mind,
to be the first and the last, O Lord,
Father of good thought,
when I apprehended Thee in my eye,
True Creator of right,
the Lord over the actions of life!

Zoroastrianism. Avesta, Yasna 31.8