Why are we here, What are we striving for?

Obedience to Creator

It is only in relation to the Creator, and the purpose which that Creator has fixed for His creatures, that human existence has any meaning. described Creator’s purpose for man in the following way:

The purpose of God in creating man hath been, and will ever be, to enable him to know his Creator and to attain His Presence. To this most excellent aim, this supreme objective, all the heavenly Books and the divinely-revealed and weighty Scriptures unequivocally bear witness.

“And We did not create the heaven and the earth and whatever is between them as a game. If We wished to take a pastime, We would have taken it by Ourselves, if We were to do that at all” (Qur’an Chapter 21: Verses 16-17)

“Do you think that We created you for nothing and that you will not be returned to Us? The true Sovereign is too exalted above that”
(Qur’an Chapter 23: Verses 115-116)