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Purpose of life and the right solution of depression and other problems

By Mohammad Rafique Etesame

The holy Qur’an makes mentions, “Blessed is He in Whose hand is the Sovereignty, and, He is Able to do all things. ﴾1﴿ Who hath created life and death that He may try you which of you is best in conduct; and He is the Mighty, the Forgiving” ( Surah al Mulk2).
These verses reveal the purpose of life of human being that Allah Almighty tests him that which of them does good deeds?
  Now the question is: what are the good deeds, because people relating to other religion, have the differing point of view about them. But, only those good deeds will be accepted that are done according to the teachings of Islam.

The holy Qur’an makes mention, “For, if one goes in search of a religion other than self-surrender unto God, it will never be accepted from him, and in the life to come he shall be among the lost” (Al-Imran (The Family of Imran) 3:85).
 Allah Almighty sent His holy messengers (peace and mercy of Allah be upon him) to tell the people about the good deeds, they practically explained by setting up a goodly pattern and guided their people about them.
Now the question is why a Muslim is being tested?

 The answer is: because a believer faces many problems and different state of affairs in his life, for example, sometimes he is a poor one and sometimes a rich, and sometimes he is upset due to be an unemployment or sick etc.
And along with it, Satan Iblis and inordinate soul are behind him, they try their best at every time to mislead him from the right path.

Now, he is carried out in trial that how can he faces these problems besides worshipping Allah Almighty?

Notable that accepting good deeds are conditioned by good faith, it means that, first the man should put faith in Allah and then verify the Prophet hood of the holy Prophets PBUT and particularly believe in Mohammad PBUH; now he is a Muslim and his good deeds will be excepted.

 In another way, man is tested as the holy Qur’an makes mention, “And surely We shall try you with something of fear and hunger, and loss of wealth and lives and crops; but give glad tidings to the steadfast, who say, when a misfortune strikes them: Lo! we are Allah's and lo! unto Him we are returning. Al-Baqara (The Cow) 2:155
These verses reveal that Allah Almighty tests man by afflicting him in fear, hunger and in other problems, but glad tiding have been given to those who have patience over them and are successful ones.
So, these calamities are the part of life and man should not worry about them and should not be despair the mercy of Allah Almighty.