What is the Purpose of Our Life?
Channel: Zakir Naik
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The Honorable scholars,
speakers, the respected guests, my special elders, my dear brothers and sisters, and the millions of viewers who are watching this program live on peace TV. I welcome all of you with Islam greetings Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Peace, mercy and blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala. of Almighty God be on all of you.
The topic of
this last lecture,
of the last session, of the last day of the 10 Day International Islamic conference, peace, the solution for humanity is,
what is the purpose
of our life?
How many of us, have really ever thought in the life? What is the purpose of our life?
How many of us have ever thought, What is the purpose of our existence?
What are we doing here? Why are we here?
Let us start analyzing right from here itself.
all the people in the audience
all of you, if you have ever thought in your life, what is the purpose of your life? Please raise your hand. I would like to know amongst the audience, how many of you have ever thought in your life? What is the purpose of your life?
Find maybe I can see 1050, maybe 100 hands, an audience of more than 100,000
that less than point 1%.
Some may have felt shy to raise the hand. So surely I can say less than 1%
of the human beings have ever thought in their life? What is the purpose of our life?
Is it required?
That should we know? What is the purpose of our life?
To help you. Let me give you an example.
Once a man when he was traveling, and when he came at a crossroad, he asked the pastor, why? Where does this road lead to? The pastor I asked him, when do you want to go? The man replied anywhere the pastor by answered then take any road it will make no difference.
that traveler, he had no goal.
Whatever actions he did,
whatever deeds he did, it made no difference because he wanted to go anywhere.
And many of us are leading our life in the same way.
Let me give you an example.
Imagine there is a builder who starts constructing his building. And he lays the foundation and he digs a big hole for the foundation. And when you ask him, how many stories is your building going to be? He says I don't know.
How many square feet is the built up area? He says I haven't thought of it.
That way builder has got no goal at all.
Once there was a man
who told his neighbor, your dog always chases vehicles and cars.
I wonder will your dog ever catch up with any car?
The neighbor replied.
I don't wonder whether he'll catch up or not. I wonder
If my dog catches up with the car, what do you do?
The man who has him with the dog ever catch up with the car? He's short sighted. The neighbor who was the owner of the dog, he was farsighted. Even if he caught up with the car, what will he do? What is the purpose of his goal? And unfortunately, many of us, we are leading our lives, same fashion. Just like the dogs. We know people to graduation. And you ask them, why are you doing graduation? And they don't know the reason? Just because they want to be a graduate. What will you do after you finish your graduation? I haven't thought of it yet.
Most of us are leading our lives like that traveler. Or
like the dog who's Chasing Cars. Absolutely. without a purpose.
Many of us
we copy goals of others without scrutinizing it.
When we asked the student
Why are you doing commerce?
So even reply because my friend is doing commerce.
and the copy that is the models
without realizing what they're doing.
Once a person
comes from the village to Bombay,
to become a millionaire.
And when the question was asked him, Why have you come to Bombay? So he gives the reply that I've seen Amitabh Bachchan in the Hindi movie.
He's a pauper. He comes to Bombay, and he becomes a multimillionaire overnight.
That is the reason we find many people coming from outside Bombay and they're settling in Bombay to become a multimillionaire overnight. And that the reason you find that the sons in Bombay are increasing.
Many times we see actors and models. They are brand ambassadors and they endorse certain products.
who purchased a new car, hi and I iten and then the question was why have you chosen this particular car? Find it. So he says my favorite actor Shahrukh Khan. He owns hand Eitan.
I doubt whether Shahrukh Khan ever sat in hand that item except in the advertisement.
He may be owning a Mercedes or a BMW are somewhat similar. I doubt whether you own the I 10
you know, Shahrukh Khan endorsed the watch tiger. He's a brand ambassador
of the wash Diageo, and we find many of his fans buying Taiyo
I wonder what has Tiger got to do with the acting of Shahrukh Khan? Has that watch has that wristwatch ever helped him in acting?
I doubt whether you vote Tiger before he became a famous actor also.
So these are the various ways
the media promotes products. And unfortunately, we blindly follow goals of other people without realizing what we are doing.
Imagine the industrialist
who buys a textile factory.
And when asked, Why have you bought the textile factory? He tells us that have come to know that there is good profit in textile business.
Then you ask the next question.
Do you have a feasibility report? He says no.
Have you hired someone to take care of your business? Have you hired a CEO? Chief Executive Officer? He says no.
What is the percentage of profit you will make is I don't know. When you buy the raw materials for
he says I haven't thought of it. Where will you sell your textile?
He said I don't know. Do you think that businessman will make profit in the textile?
the person who has a goal.
He wants to become the best scientist of the world.
What does he do? He does a survey of all the scientists from the first human being added peace be upon him till today. And after doing a survey, he comes to know the best scientist of human history was Isaac Newton. And his survey was correct.
After that, what did he do to become like Isaac Newton, he starts growing long hair, curly hair like Isaac Newton. He was shoes like Isaac Newton. He was close like Isaac Newton.
Do you think
he will become a successful scientist?
Such people have a goal.
But the planning is wrong. They have a planning. They did a survey of the scientist but the planning is wrong.