PURPOSE OF LIFE 1
By: Khalid Yasin
All praise be to Allah and peace be upon His messenger, Muhammad.
Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon all of you, and upon all who followed guidance…
Dear respected Muslim brothers and guests,
As my brother mentioned to you I am here tonight and feeling very honored to have this opportunity to address you on this topic. And I want to say that this is not a lecture. I don’t think that I am prepared to lecture. But it’s sort of an advice to myself even, because I see myself sitting in these chairs in front of me. Just a few days ago, a few years ago, just a little while ago. I was sitting right there where you are. Christian non-Muslim whatever nationality doesn’t matter. A human being that was not aware of Islam. And at that particular time did not really understand the purpose of life. So with that note I would request you to think of what I am saying to you just as information and advice not a lecture. The information which I share with you it may seem a bit extensive, but when you consider the capacity of the human brain and the amount of information that it can store and it can decipher. And a few pages of information tonight, I am sure it would not over-burden you. It is my responsibility to address the topics of our discussion tonight.
What is the Purpose of our Life?
And also ask the question:
What do you know about Islam?
I mean what do you really know about Islam? Not what you heard about Islam? Not what you’ve seen in the actions of some Muslims? But what do you know about Islam? I am honored to have this opportunity and I would like to begin by saying that all of you have an equal responsibility. And that responsibility is to listen with an open heart and an open mind.
In a world filled with prejudice and cultural conditioning, it is very hard to find the people that are able to take a moment to think about life objectively and try to arrive to the truth about this world and the real purpose of our...