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--- In thing-frankfurt [at] yahoogroups [dot] de hat Helge BOMBER™ Steinmann
> huhhh, nichts gegen Glauben. Aber die meisten Kriege werden und
> wurden genau deswegen geführt, weil man Andersdenkende vom eigenen,
> vermeintlich besseren Standpunkt überzeugen will und / oder deren
> Güter berauben will.
> Von daher möchte ich mein eigenes rationales Bild dieser Welt bitte
> behalten. Meinetwegen kommt nach meinem Tod alles andere, aber eine
> Lösung liegt nicht im Glauben oder Nichtglauben. Natürlich auch nicht
> im Geld und im Luxus, sondern im Miteinander in allen Formen.
> Am 16.07.2008 um 22:29 schrieb Charlotte Bank:
> > Ist ja sehr nett, aber was ist, wenn man kein Bedürfnis hat,
> > gerettet zu werden? Nicht alle "Ungläubigen" rennen nur dem Geld
> > nach...
> > Beste Grüße,
> > C. Bank
> > ----- Ursprüngliche Mail ----
> > Von: asnouri
> > An: thing-frankfurt [at] yahoogroups [dot] de
> > Gesendet: Mittwoch, den 16. Juli 2008, 21:32:04 Uhr
> > Betreff: [thing-frankfurt] HALLO
> > ISLAM and the AIM of LIFE
> > What is your purpose in life? What is the rationale behind our life?
> > Why do we live in this life? These questions frequently intrigue
> > people who try to find accurate answers.
> > People provide different answers to these questions. Some people
> > believe the purpose of life is to accumulate wealth. But one may
> > wonder: What is the purpose of life after one has collected colossal
> > amounts of money? What then? What will the purpose be once money is
> > gathered? If the purpose of life is to gain money, there will be no
> > purpose after becoming wealthy. And in fact, here lies the problem of
> > some disbelievers or misbelievers at some stage of their life, when
> > collecting money is the target of their life. When they have
> > collected the money they dreamt of, their life loses its purpose.
> > They suffer from the panic of nothingness and they live in tension
> > and restlessness.
> > Can Wealth Be an Aim?
> > We often hear of a millionaire committing suicide, sometimes, not the
> > millionaire himself but his wife, son, or daughter. The question that
> > poses itself is: Can wealth bring happiness to one's life? In most
> > cases the answer is NO. Is the purpose of collecting wealth a
> > standing purpose? As we know, the five-year old child does not look
> > for wealth: a toy for him is equal to a million dollars. The eighteen-
> > year old adolescent does not dream of wealth because he is busy with
> > more important things. The ninety-year old man does not care about
> > money; he is worried more about his health. This proves that wealth
> > cannot be a standing purpose in all the stages of the individual's
> > life.
> > Wealth can do little to bring happiness to a disbeliever, because
> > he/she is not sure about his fate. A disbeliever does not know the
> > purpose of life. And if he has a purpose, this purpose is doomed to
> > be temporary or self destructive.
> > What is the use of wealth to a disbeliever if he feels scared of the
> > end and skeptical of everything. A disbeliever may gain a lot of
> > money, but will surely lose himself.
> > Worshipping Allah as an Aim
> > On the contrary, faith in Allah gives the believer the purpose of
> > life that he needs. In Islam, the purpose of life is to worship
> > Allah. The term "Worship" covers all acts of obedience to Allah.
> > The Islamic purpose of life is a standing purpose. The true Muslim
> > sticks to this purpose throughout all the stages of his life, whether
> > he is a child, adolescent, adult, or an old man.
> > Worshipping Allah makes life purposeful and meaningful, especially
> > within the framework of Islam. According to Islam this worldly life
> > is just a short stage of our life. Then there is the other life. The
> > boundary between the first and second life is the death stage, which
> > is a transitory stage to the second life. The type of life in the
> > second stage a person deserves depends on his deeds in the first
> > life. At the end of the death stage comes the day of judgment. On
> > this day, Allah rewards or punishes people according to their deeds
> > in the first life.
> > The First Life as an Examination
> > So, Islam looks at the first life as an examination of man. The death
> > stage is similar to a rest period after the test, i. e. after the
> > first life. The Day of Judgment is similar to the day of announcing
> > the results of the examinees. The second life is the time when each
> > examinee enjoys or suffers from the outcome of his behavior during
> > the test period.
> > In Islam, the line of life is clear, simple, and logical: the first
> > life, death, the Day of Judgment, and then the second life. With this
> > clear line of life, the Muslim has a clear purpose in life. The
> > Muslim knows he is created by Allah. Muslims know they are going to
> > spend some years in this first life, during which they have to obey
> > God, because God will question them and hold them responsible for
> > their public or private deeds, because Allah knows about all the
> > deeds of all people. The Muslim knows that his deeds in the first
> > life will determine the type of second life they will live in. The
> > Muslim knows that this first life is a very short one, one hundred
> > years, more or less, whereas the second life is an eternal one.
> > The Eternity of the Second Life
> > The concept of the eternity of the second life has a tremendous
> > effect on a Muslims during their first life, because Muslims believe
> > that their first life determines the shape of their second life. In
> > addition, this determines the shape of their second life and this
> > determination will be through the Judgment of Allah, the All just and
> > Almighty.
> > With this belief in the second life and the Day of Judgment, the
> > Muslim's life becomes purposeful and meaningful. Moreover, the
> > Muslim's standing purpose is to go to Paradise in the second life.
> > In other words, the Muslim's permanent purpose is to obey Allah, to
> > submit to Allah, to carry out His orders, and to keep in continues
> > contact with Him through prayers (five times a day), through fasting
> > (one month a year), through charity (as often as possible), and
> > through pilgrimage (once in one's life).
> > The Need for a Permanent Purpose
> > Disbelievers have purposes in their lives such as collecting money
> > and property, indulging in sex, eating, and dancing. But all these
> > purposes are transient and passing ones. All these purposes come and
> > go, go up and down. Money comes and goes. Health comes and goes.
> > Sexual activities cannot continue forever. All these lusts for money,
> > food and sex cannot answer the individual's questions: so what? Then
> > What?
> > However, Islam saves Muslims from the trouble of asking the question,
> > because Islam makes it clear, from the very beginning, that the
> > permanent purpose of the Muslim in this life is to obey Allah in
> > order to go to Paradise in the second life.
> > We should know that the only way for our salvation in this life and
> > in the hereafter is to know our Lord who created us, believe in Him,
> > and worship Him alone.
> > We should also know our Prophet whom Allah had sent to all mankind,
> > believe in Him and follow Him. We should, know the religion of truth
> > which our Lord has commanded us to believe in, and practice it …
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