What is the Purpose of Our Life

Zakir Naik

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Al Hamdulillah

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wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah savage main Ahmad, also Billahi min ash shaytani r rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim from our collector, Ali Abdul Bismillah R Rahman Rahim Allah Zhi Kalika Mata, Mata Leah boo boo lava come

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as an omala rubbish with Selenium re.

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S and EF Gokhale.

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The Honorable scholars,

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speakers, the respected guests,

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my elders, my dear brothers and sisters, and the millions of viewers who are watching this program live on pitch TV. I welcome all of you with Islamic greetings As salam aleikum, wa rahmatullah wa barakato.

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May be mercy and blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala. of Almighty God beyond all of you.

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The topic of this last lecture,

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of the last session, of the last day of the 10 Day International Islamic conference, peace, the solution for humanity is,

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what is the purpose

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of our life?

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How many of us, have really ever thought in the life? What is the purpose of our life?

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How many of us have ever thought, What is the purpose of our existence?

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What are we doing here? Why are we here?

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Let us start analyzing right from here itself.

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I request

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all the people in the audience

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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?

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Find maybe I can see, then 50 maybe 100 hands, an audience of more than 100,000

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that less than point 1%.

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Some may have felt shy to raise a hand. So surely I can say less than 1%

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of the human beings have ever thought in their life? What is the purpose of our life?

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Is it required?

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That should we know? What is the purpose of life?

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To help you? Let me give you an example.

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Once a man when he was traveling, and when he came at a crossroad, he asked the passerby, where does this road lead to the passage I asked him? Where do you want to go? The man replied anywhere. passerby answered, then take any road, it will make no difference.

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Imagine

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that traveler, he had no goal.

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Whatever actions he did,

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whatever deeds he did, it made no difference because he wanted to go anywhere.

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And many of us are leading our life in the same way.

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Let me give you an example.

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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 said, I don't know.

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How many square feet is the built up area? He said I haven't thought of it.

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The builder has got no goal at all.

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Once there was a man

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who told his neighbor, your dog always chases vehicles and cars.

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I wonder will your dog ever catch up with any car?

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The neighbor replied.

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I don't wonder whether he'll catch up or not. I wonder

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My dog catches up with the car. What will you do?

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The man who asked him? Will 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. You know, people do 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.

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Most of us are living our lives like that traveler. Or

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like the dog who's Chasing Cars. Absolutely. without a purpose.

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Many of us

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we copy goals of others without scrutinizing it.

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When we asked the student

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Why are you doing commerce?

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So he will reply, because my friend is doing commerce.

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Many people

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they emulate

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and the copy the actors, the models

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without realizing what they're doing,

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once a person

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comes from the village to Bombay,

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to become a millionaire.

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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.

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He's a pauper, he comes to Bombay and he becomes a multimillionaire overnight.

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That is the reason we find many people coming from outside Bombay and settling in Bombay to become a multi millionaire overnight. And that the reason you find that the songs in Bombay are increasing.

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Many times we see actors and models, they are brand ambassadors and they endorse certain products.

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They're the person

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who purchased a new car. Hi and I, I tend and when the question was asked, Why have you chosen this particular car? Hi and I 510 so he says my favorite actor, Shahrukh Khan, he owns hand it and

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I doubt whether Shahrukh Khan ever sat in hand it except in the advertisement.

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He may be owning a Mercedes or a BMW are somewhat similar. I doubt whether you own the I 10.

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You know, Shahrukh Khan endorsed the watch tiger. He's a brand ambassador

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of the watch tiger, and we find many of his fans buying tiger.

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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?

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I doubt whether he was diagnosed before he became a famous actor also.

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So these are the various ways

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the media promotes products. And unfortunately, we blindly follow goals of other people without realizing what we are doing.

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Imagine there's a industrialist

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who buys a textile factory.

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And when asked, Why have you bought the textile factory? He tells us that I've come to know that there is good profit in textile business.

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Then you ask the next question.

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Do you have a feasibility report? He says no.

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Have you hired someone to take care of your business? Have you hired a CEO? Chief Executive Officer? He says no.

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What is the percentage of profit you will make is I don't know. Where will you buy the raw materials for?

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He says I haven't thought of it. Where will you sell your textile?

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He says I don't know. Do you think that businessman will make profit in the textile?

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Industry

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imagine

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there's a person who has a goal.

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He wants to become the best scientist of the world.

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What does he do? He did a survey of all the scientists from the first human mean Adam 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 so he was getting

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after that, what does he do to become like Isaac Newton. He starts growing long hair, curly hair like Isaac Newton. He wears shoes like Isaac Newton. He wears clothes like Isaac Newton.

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Do you think

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he will become a successful scientist?

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Such people have a goal.

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But the planning is wrong. They have a planning. They did a survey of the scientist but the planning is wrong.