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The Big Picture: Why Are We Here?

[74:30] Over it is nineteen
[74:31] …to strengthen the faith of the faithful…
[51:56] I did not create the jinns and the humans except to worship Me alone.
[38:69] “I (Muhammad) had no knowledge previously, about the feud in the High Society.

​Those who used to believe in God but now they know that God does exist. The unveiling of the Quran’s mathematical code (number 19) as mentioned in 74:30 has not only physically proved that the Quran is from God but has also visualized the existence of God to strengthen our faith mentioned in 74:31 as one of the functions of the code. We know from the Quran that God has created jinns and humans to worship Him alone (51:56). The Quran has also informed us that we are on earth because of the feud in the High Society (38:69). However, here is the big picture why we are here:

Creation of the greater universe

God created the universe and assumed all authority (7:54, 10:3, 13:2, 20:5, 25:59, 32:4, 57:4). It is a God’s master plan to create the universe and populate it with His living and nonliving creations (44:39). He designed the universe and established the physical forces, laws and processes to perfect His creation as well as to run it for the predetermined period. So we do not see any imperfection in His creation. He created seven universes in layers without pillars and held them together through a force that we call gravitational force. The universe is so vast that its outer boundary is unimaginable. The distance from the outer boundary of one universe to the outer boundary of its adjacent one is billions of light years. God is the Most High and His physical presence is in the outermost (1st) universe from where commands flow to all the seven universes. The angels whose number is unimaginable praise and serve Him 24 hours. The eternal Paradise is located there. We are the inhabitants of tiny mole, earth in the smallest or the innermost one, which is the farthest from the physical presence of God and is the testing site for all God’s rebels for their final chance:
[7:54] Your Lord is the one GOD, who created the heavens and the earth in six days, then assumed all authority. The night overtakes the day, as it pursues it persistently, and the sun, the moon, and the stars are committed to serve by His command. Absolutely, He controls all creation and all commands. Most Exalted is GOD, Lord of the universe.
[13:2] God is the One who raised the heavens without pillars that you can see, then assumed all authority. He committed the sun and the moon, each running (in its orbit) for a predetermined period. He controls all things, and explains the revelations, that you may attain certainty about meeting your Lord.
[57:4] He is the One who created the heavens and the earth in six days, then assumed all authority. He knows everything that enters into the earth, and everything that comes out of it, and everything that comes down from the sky, and everything that climbs into it. He is with you wherever you may be. God is Seer of everything you do.
[67:3] He created seven universes in layers. You do not see any imperfection in the creation by the Most Gracious. Keep looking; do you see any flaw?
[41:11] Then He turned to the sky, when it was still gas, and said to it, and to the earth, “Come into existence, willingly or unwillingly.” They said, “We come willingly.”
[44:39] We created them for a specific purpose, but most of them do not know.

I. Test of Trustworthiness for all God’s creatures

[33:72] We have offered the responsibility (freedom of choice) to the heavens and the earth, and the mountains, but they refused to bear it, and were afraid of it. But the human being accepted it; he was transgressing, ignorant.

Upon completion of the physical universe, God created living and nonliving creatures and offered them the trust or freedom of choice (33:72) which was a test for them to expose their innermost views about their Creator on their own. Some of His creations took the advantage of this offer whereas others did not and the human being was one of them. The physical components of His creations such as the heavens, earth, mountains took the advantage and refused to bear any responsibilities on their own which indicates that they expressed their views to carry out their Creator’s commands at any cost without asking any questions. For example, the sun, the moon and the stars are committing everyday what they were commanded to do and we do not see any deviation. But the views of the living creations were exposed differently and based on their responses the living creatures were classified as follows:

1. Angels: The creature those who were most faithful and never disobeyed God. They are close to God and are entrusted with different responsibilities to carry out commands to run God’s kingdom:
[16:49] To God prostrates everything in the heavens and everything on earth – every creature – and so do the angels; without the least arrogance.
[66:6] O you who believe, protect yourselves and your families from the Hellfire whose fuel is people and rocks. Guarding it are stern and powerful angels who never disobey God; they do whatever they are commanded to do.

2. Animals and Trees: Egoless creatures those who were also able to recognize their God. They prostrate their Creator but no reckoning will take place for them on the Day of Judgment. It appears that they were created to provide support on earth as well as in the Heavens (44:39):
[22:18] Do you not realize that to GOD prostrates everyone in the heavens and the earth, and the sun, and the moon, and the stars, and the mountains, and the trees, and the animals, and many people? Many others among the people are committed to doom. Whomever God shames, none will honor him. Everything is in accordance with God’s will.
[36:72] And we subdued them for them; some they ride, and some they eat.
[43:13] As you rest on top of them, you shall appreciate such a blessing from your Lord, and say, “Glory be to the One who subdued this for us. We could not have controlled them by ourselves.
[2:35] We said, “O Adam, live with your wife in Paradise, and eat therefrom generously, as you please, but do not approach this tree, lest you sin.”

3. Jinns: The creatures those who were identified as rebels during the test because of their arrogance, disbelief and disobedience to God. The Satan was included with them when he violated God’s command in the subsequent test:
[2:34] When we said to the angels, “Fall prostrate before Adam,” they fell prostrate, except Satan; he refused, was too arrogant, and a disbeliever.
[18:50] We said to the angels, “Fall prostrate before Adam.” They fell prostrate, except Satan. He became a jinn, for he disobeyed the order of His Lord. Will you choose him and his descendants as lords instead of Me, even though they are your enemies? What a miserable substitute!

4. Humans: The creatures those who neither obeyed nor disobeyed God. They were indecisive and ignorant. They were given another chance in the High Society to expose their firm decision. It indicates that the humans were found indecisive in the first test whereas they were found forgetful in the second test:
[20:115] We tested Adam in the past, but he forgot, and we found him indecisive.

II. Test for Angels

God knew that the Satan was a number no 1 rebel in the High Society (2:33) but He did not blame him until the exposure of his arrogance and disobedience. Thus, He tested the angels one more time who were found most faithful to Him. The human was selected to play the key role in this test. God created the first human body from the clay to be assigned soul to it to represent the human race and simulated it to the angels. Then the angels were commanded to prostrate him. They all obeyed God’s command except Iblees who was a high ranking angel. His Godgiven power made him proud and arrogant to disobey even God’s command. Thus, the Iblees failed to keep his covenant with God as an angel and became the Satan. He was identified as number 1 rebel of God’s kingdom and was included with the jinns as a leader of jinns who had already been identified as God’s rebels. This test exposed the Satan from the angels but all the angels were tested one more time to be most faithful servants of God to become eligible for serving the Throne 24 hours. Thus, the Satan disobeyed God and became a leader of jinns but God did not immediately punish him to complete His subsequent tests and to play a key role in the incoming tests. He was destined to Hell (7:13) but was allowed to continue to play a villainous role till the end of the world as he was respited until the Day of Judgment (7:15, 15:35) what he asked for (7:14):
[7:11] We created you, then we shaped you, then we said to the angels, “Fall prostrate before Adam.” They fell prostrate, except Iblees(Satan); he was not with the prostrators.
[15:26] We created the human being from aged mud, like the potter’s clay.
[2:34] When we said to the angels, “Fall prostrate before Adam,” they fell prostrate, except Satan; he refused, was too arrogant, and a disbeliever (20:116).
[17:61] When we said to the angels, “Fall prostrate before Adam,” they fell prostrate, except Satan. He said, “Shall I prostrate to one You created from mud?”
[7:13] He said, “Therefore, you must go down, for you are not to be arrogant here. Get out; you are debased.”
[7:14] He (Satan) said, “Grant me a respite, until the Day of Resurrection.”
[7:15] He said, “You are granted a respite.”

III.Test for Humans

The humans were found indecisive during the test of trustworthiness for all God’s creatures and were given another chance to expose their true innermost view. Adam and his wife representing the human being were allowed to live in the Paradise while their physical bodies remained on earth. They were allowed to enjoy everything except one. This time the Satan was selected to play the key role in the test. The Satan became more jealous and arrogant being aware of his consequence for the violation of God’s command and losing his prestigious position at God because of humans. He applied his all efforts to remove Adam and Eve from the Paradise. Finally, the Satan duped them and both of them violated God’s command. They apologized to God. The Most Gracious accepted their apology but He sent them down on earth along with the Satan to redeem their sins with a condition that if they can redeem their sins they will be able to get back to the Paradise again. Thus, the souls of Adam and Eve were instated into their bodies remained on earth and also the soul of Satan was instated into his body already created from blazing fire. They came down to earth as an enemy of one another. Adam and Eve strictly followed God’s commands as received from Him and the Most Merciful God redeemed them and they were able to get back to Paradise again. They also initiated the process of redemption for their descendants that will continue until the end of the world. God also called all the angels to let them know that humans and jinns are being sent to earth as well as the Satan being His representative (a temporary and inefficient god for testing purpose) on earth (2:30):
[2:35] We said, “O Adam, live with your wife in Paradise, and eat therefrom generously, as you please, but do not approach this tree, lest you sin.”
[20:120] But the devil whispered to him, saying, “O Adam, let me show you the tree of eternity and unending kingship.”
[20:121] They ate from it, whereupon their bodies became visible to them, and they tried to cover themselves with the leaves of Paradise. Adam thus disobeyed his Lord, and fell.
[2:36] But the devil duped them, and caused their eviction therefrom. We said, “Go down as enemies of one another. On Earth shall be your habitation and provision for a while.”
[7:23] They said, “Our Lord, we have wronged our souls, and unless You forgive us and have mercy on us, we will be losers.”
[7:24] He said, “Go down as enemies of one another. On earth shall be your habitation and provision for a while.”
[2:37] Then, Adam received from his Lord words, whereby He redeemed him. He is the Redeemer, Most Merciful.
[2:30] Recall that your Lord said to the angels, “I am placing a representative (a temporary god) on Earth.” They said, “Will You place therein one who will spread evil therein and shed blood, while we sing Your praises, glorify You, and uphold Your absolute authority?” He said, “I know what you do not know.”

God’s Covenant with Adam and his descendants

God summoned Adam along with his descendants and warned them sufficiently before sending them to earth and informed them what need to do on earth to save them from jinns (one on one). Then He put all human souls into death known as first death except Adam and Eve. So we would not be able to raise any excuse for our miserable consequences on the Day of Judgment. God has always been very kind on humans and has considered our first failure as indecisiveness and second failure as forgetfulness instead of violation of God’s commands. He has done whatever need to do from His part to improve us to save from the retribution of the Hellfire. He sends scripture and messengers from time to time to guide us to the straight path. He also prescribed a few obligatory religious rites for us to redeem our sins to get back to Paradise being saved from devils (jinns) who were made lifelong companion of us on earth because of test (50:23) but we are born with instinct knowledge of God (7:127):
[7:127] Recall that your Lord summoned all the descendants of Adam, and had them bear witness for themselves: “Am I not your Lord?” They all said, “Yes. We bear witness.” Thus, you cannot say on the Day of Resurrection, “We were not aware of this.”
[36:60] Did I not covenant with you, O Children of Adam, that you shall not worship the devil? That he is your most ardent enemy?
[2:38] We said, “Go down therefrom, all of you. When guidance comes to you from Me, those who follow My guidance will have no fear, nor will they grieve.
[7:27] O children of Adam, do not let the devil dupe you as he did when he caused the eviction of your parents from Paradise, and the removal of their garments to expose their bodies. He and his tribe see you, while you do not see them. We appoint the devils as companions of those who do not believe.
[18:50] We said to the angels, “Fall prostrate before Adam.” They fell prostrate, except Satan. He became a jinn, for he disobeyed the order of His Lord. Will you choose him and his descendants as lords instead of Me, even though they are your enemies? What a miserable substitute!
[20:115] We tested Adam in the past, but he forgot, and we found him indecisive.
[50:23] The companion said, “Here is my formidable testimony.”

Production of human and jinn bodies on earth

Children of Adam are produced through divinely guided earthly process known as sexual reproduction with an exception of the birth of prophet Jesus. One element was missing required for the initial process of reproduction known as fertilization which was divine, and his creation was as same as the creation of Adam (3:59). Transmission of function, features and behavior from parents to offsprings was not fully understandable before the discovery of DNA, a genetic composition that carries characters or features.The human body is composed of approximately 75 trillion cells and each cell has the same genetic (chemical) composition but their shapes, functions and behavior are different based on location as well as the body organs they belong to:
[39:6] He created you from one person, then created from him his mate. He sent down to you eight kinds of livestock. He creates you in your mothers’ bellies, creation after creation, in trimesters of darkness. Such is GOD your Lord. To Him belongs all sovereignty. There is no other god beside Him. How could you deviate?
[3:59] The example of Jesus, as far as God is concerned, is the same as that of Adam; He created him from dust, then said to him, “Be,” and he was.

Jinns are allies of the Satan but the Satan did not initiate their multiplication as Adam and Eve did in case of the humans on earth. Jinn bodies are made of fire and are not visible to us. Their multiplication is purely divine:
[15:27] As for the jinns, we created them, before that, from blazing fire.

Life, Death and Resurrection

God is the only One who possesses power to control life, death and resurrection (10:56, 25:3). The human body is created through a divinely guided earthly process of reproduction whereas the instatement of human soul into a new human body occurs divinely along with jinn soul as a companion of the human soul that will testify against the human on the Day of Judgment (50:43). The soul is the spiritual part of humans as distinct from the physical part held to be separable in existence from the body that provides life to the body in its presence and causes death to the body in its absence (32:9). The life starts through feeling, thought and action and ends with the stopping of feeling, thought and actions. The jinn soul accompanies the human soul until the exit out of it from the body through death mediated by angel and will testify against humans on the Day of Judgment. The main function of the jinn soul is to present Satan’s views to convince the human soul to go to the wrong path (50:23).That’s why we are to make our all efforts as a 3rd and final chance to win over the jinn soul to keep us in the straight path to redeem our sins to get back to Paradise. With the death or exit out of human souls the jinn souls also are taken out and reinstated into their own body to give them a chance to redeem their own sin to get back to Paradise as a 2nd and final chance for them. The jinns have a longer life span and are given a chance to nourish their own souls. We know at time of death whether we are going to Hell or Heaven. The angels pull out the souls of the disbelievers forcibly (79:1) and beat them on their faces and rear ends inviting them to taste the retribution of Hell (8:50, 47:27) whereas the souls of the believers are taken out gently (79:2) with a greeting to enter Paradise now (16:32, 36:26). Thus, if we can nourish our souls, it would be taken to Paradise and we would be alive with God since the righteous have no death except the first one otherwise it would be stored in the repository of condemned souls and the Hell will be simulating to them day and night until the Day of Resurrection. On that day all the souls will be restored back into human bodies for their final judgment:
[67:2] The One who created death and life for the purpose of distinguishing those among you who would do better. He is the Almighty, the Forgiving.
[10:56] He controls life and death, and to Him you will be returned.
[15:23] It is we who control life and death, and we are the ultimate inheritors.
[40:68] He is the only One who controls life and death. To have anything done, He simply says to it, “Be,” and it is.
[50:43] We are the ones who control life and death; to us is the final destiny.
[79:1] The (angels who) snatch (the souls of the disbelievers) forcibly.
[8:50] If you could only see those who disbelieved when the angels put them to death! They will beat them on their faces and their rear ends: “Taste the retribution of Hell.
[79:2] And those who gently take (the souls of the believers) joyfully.
[16:32] The angels terminate their lives in a state of righteousness, saying, “Peace be upon you. Enter Paradise (now) as a reward for your works.”
[25:3] Yet, they set up beside Him gods who do not create anything – they themselves are created – and who possess no power to even harm or benefit themselves, nor do they possess any power to control life, or death, or resurrection.
[50:23] The companion said, “Here is my formidable testimony.”

End of the World

The end of the world is inevitable and there is hint in the Quran when the word will come to end. It is God’s plan to make it hidden for a certain period of time and then to be unveiled through His selected one, which is God’s system. The end of the world has been prophesied in the year of 2280 A.D. according to the birth calendar of prophet Jesus who has been mentioned in the Quran as a marker to serve the End of the World. In addition, the gematrical value of the seven pairs of Quranic initials prefixed to 29 suras supports to unveil the year of end of the world in 1710 A.H. according to the lunar calendar. The end of the word will remain hidden to the disbelievers only:
[20:15] “The Hour (end of the world) is surely coming; I will keep it almost hidden, for each soul must be paid for its works.
[18:25] They stayed in their cave three hundred years, increased by nine.
[43:61] He (Jesus) is to serve as a marker for knowing the end of the world, so you can no longer harbor any doubt about it. You shall follow Me; this is the right path.
[43:66] Are they waiting for the Hour (Day of Judgment) to come to them suddenly when they least expect it?

The Day of Destruction will definitely happen as promised (52:8). It will be a terrible day, especially for the disbelievers. The day will start with a blow. The terrible sound will be heard because of crashing of the heavenly bodies into each other and the sky will bring profound smoke. The earth will eject all its contents as like as eruption. The people will come out like swarms of butterflies. The angels will be racing to carry out various commands followed by second blow:
[74:8-10] Then, when the horn is blown. That will be a difficult day. For the disbelievers, not easy.
[22:2] The day you witness it, even a nursing mother will discard her infant, and a pregnant woman will abort her fetus. You will see the people staggering, as if they are intoxicated, even though they are not intoxicated. This is because, GOD’s retribution is so awesome.
[52:6-10] The sea that is set aflame. Your Lord’s requital is unavoidable. No force in the universe can stop it. The day will come when the sky will violently thunder. The mountains will be wiped out.
[44:10] Therefore, watch for the day when the sky brings a profound smoke.
[75:8-11] And the moon is eclipsed. And the sun and the moon crash into one another. The human being will say on that day, “Where is the escape?” Absolutely, there is no escape.
[84:1-4] The time will come when the sky is ruptured. It will submit to its Lord and expire. The earth will be leveled. It will eject its contents, as it erupts.
[101:4] That is the day when the people come out like swarms of butterflies.
[77:7-10] What is promised will come to pass. Thus, when the stars are put out. The sky is opened up. The mountains are blown up.
[79:3-7] And those floating everywhere. Eagerly racing with one another – to carry out various commands. The day the quake quakes. Followed by the second blow.

Day of Judgment

The Day of Judgment will surely be occurring (51:6). The souls will be restored back into the bodies (81:7) followed by the destruction of the world and will be gathered before God for judgment. God will be the only Judge (1:4) and everybody’s work will be shown. There will be 4 groups: those who were close to God will be closest to God (56:11), those who were righteous will be on the right side to God (56:27) and those who were unrighteous will be on the left side to God (56:41) and there will be another group away from God or in platform station (7:49, 46:15). All evidences and witnesses are to be presented and record will be handed over. The righteous will receive their record with their right hands while the unrighteous will receive their record with left hands. Every soul will receive proper justice. Even everyone will be his own judge and would know what he had done on earth. Those who are close to God will go to high Heaven and who are on the right will go to lower Heaven. Those who are on the left will go to Hell. Finally, those who are away from God will be allowed to enter lower Heaven (7:49):
[51:6] And indeed, the Day of Judgment will surely be occurring.
[67:24] Say, “He is the One who placed you on earth, and before Him you will be summoned.”
[82:19] That is the day when no soul can help another soul, and all decisions, on that day, will belong to God.
[53:38-39] No soul bears the sins of another soul. Every human being is responsible for his own works.
[53:40-41] And everyone’s works will be shown. Then they will be paid fully for such works.
[75:13-15] The human being will be informed, on that day, of everything he did to advance himself, and everything he did to regress himself. The human being will be his own judge. No excuses will be accepted.
[83:5-6] On a tremendous day? That is the day when all people will stand before the Lord of the universe.
[99:7-8] Whoever does an atom’s weight of good will see it. And whoever does an atom’s weight of evil will see it.
[2:254] O you who believe, you shall give to charity from the provisions we have given to you, before a day comes where there is no trade, no nepotism, and no intercession. The disbelievers are the unjust.
[16:97] Anyone who works righteousness, male or female, while believing, we will surely grant them a happy life in this world, and we will surely pay them their full recompense (on the Day of Judgment) for their righteous works.
[3:106] The day will come when some faces will be brightened (with joy), while other faces will be darkened (with misery). As for those whose faces are darkened, they will be asked, “Did you not disbelieve after believing? Therefore, suffer the retribution for your disbelief.”
[3:161] Even the prophet cannot take more of the spoils of war than he is entitled to. Anyone who takes more than his rightful share will have to account for it on the Day of Resurrection. That is when each soul is paid for whatever it earned, without the least injustice.
[77:11] The messengers are summoned.
[81:10] The records are made known
[69:19-20] As for the one who receives his record with his right hand, he will say, “Come read my record. “I did believe that I was going to be held accountable.”
[69:21 -22] He has deserved a happy life.In an exalted Paradise.
[69:25-26] As for him who is given his record in his left hand, he will say, “Oh, I wish I never received my record. “I wish I never knew my account.
[69:30-31] Take him and shackle him. Burn him in Hell.
[7:49] “Are those the people you swore that GOD will never touch them with mercy?” (The people in the Purgatory will then be told,) “Enter Paradise; you have nothing to fear, nor will you grieve.”

Heavens and Hells

Hells will be created while Heavens will be recreated on the Day of Judgment, and the existing seven universes will be removed and new universes will be recreated increasing their number to eight (21:104, 69:17). There will be 2 Hells – 1 for Jinns and one for humans whereas there will be 4 Paradises- 2 for jinns and 2 for humans. The Paradise is the abode of eternal unlimited happiness and joy while the Hell is the abode of eternal suffering of pains and sorrows. There is a significant difference between High Heaven and Lower Heaven but if anybody barely misses the Hell and makes it a Paradise, it will be a great triumph for him or her (3:185):
[21:104] On that day, we will fold the heaven, like the folding of a book. Just as we initiated the first creation, we will repeat it. This is our promise; we will certainly carry it out.
[81:11] The heaven is removed.
[69:17] The angels will be all around, and Your Lord’s dominion will then encompass eight (universes).
[81:12] Hell is ignited
[2:81] Indeed, those who earn sins and become surrounded by their evil work will be the dwellers of Hell; they abide in it forever.
[17:18] Anyone who chooses this fleeting life as his priority, we will rush to him what we decide to give him, then we commit him to Gehenna, where he suffers forever, despised and defeated.
[20:74] Anyone who comes to his Lord guilty will incur Hell, wherein he never dies, nor stays alive.
[5:37] They will want to exit Hell, but alas, they can never exit therefrom; their retribution is eternal.
[81:13] Paradise is presented.
[2:82] As for those who believe, and lead a righteous life, they will be the dwellers of Paradise; they abide in it forever.
[4:13] These are GOD’s laws. Those who obey GOD and His messenger, He will admit them into gardens with flowing streams, wherein they abide forever. This is the greatest triumph.
[32:19] As for those who believe and lead a righteous life, they have deserved the eternal Paradise. Such is their abode, in return for their works.
[20:75-76] As for those who come to Him as believers who had led a righteous life, they attain the high ranks.The gardens of Eden, beneath which rivers flow, will be their abode forever. Such is the reward for those who purify themselves.

Conclusion

The rebels (human are half and jinns are full) those who were exposed through tests in the High Society were sent down to the earth for their final chance. There are 2 eternal abodes for the rebels of God followed by the final judgment- Paradise and Hell. Paradise is the abode of extreme joy and happiness while Hell is the abode of extreme pain and misery. Among the jinns and humans who would be able to redeem their sins at the final test will be allowed to enter Paradise while among the jinns and humans who would not be able to redeem their sins at the final test will be forced to enter Hell. The Satan is not only the most ardent enemy of us but he has been set as an example for many of us to amend our mistake. The statistical data shows that 70% of the scientists who are well founded in knowledge neither believe in God or appreciate Him for the knowledge given to them (2:255) like the Satan who became proud and disobedient to God in the High Society for the power given him by God. Since the devils are our life long companion and drive us to wrong path whispering evils and vice day and night to our hearts (114:4-6), if we all could know and realize the big picture why we are here and make all our efforts against the devils to win over them, we would be able to make us eligible to enter Paradise being saved from the retribution of Hell like Adam and Eve as well as many others who are able to redeem their sins to get back to Heaven.
Tafazzal