Why Did God Create Us?

By • Oct 14th, 2022 • Category: Lectures, Quran Study

Session 25. Religious people often ask: why did God create us? What was His purpose? There is an unspoken assumption built into this question; namely, God has a purpose in His acts. After all, we (humans) certainly have a purpose in whatever we do / create. So, it seems odd that a super-intelligent God, the Creator of the Universe, would not follow the same pattern. Muslim philosophers and mystics have questioned the validity of this assumption.  They argue that common people have a human-like perception of God’s creative act. Thinking and purpose applies to humans, but not to God. In this presentation, we will explore the Muslim philosophers’ / mystics’ critique of the common perception of why God created the universe.

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