I may have said this before, but let me say this again anyway.
Qur’an tells us that Allah made us – created us – to Work for Him. The words of the Qur’an are clear, simple and direct. And here they are:
Wa Maa Khalaqtul Jinnah Wal Insa Illaa Li-Ya’budooni!
And here is a paraphrase of these divine and immortal words of the Qur’an:
“I created not the Jinns and the Humans,
save for one single purpose
and one single mission:
To Serve Me and To Work for Me!”
So, anything that humans engage in, other than Serving Allah and Working for Him, marks them down as fugitive slaves, on the run from Allah’s justice, with the whole universe in hot pursuit of them to apprehend them and to bring them to justice.
We all know Allah is most forgiving and most accepting of excuses from his slaves, and he is most compassionate and generous.
Yet, I cannot help wondering how in the world I will, and others will, ever account for all those seconds and minutes, and for all those days and months and years, we all spend not doing Allah’s Work, not Working for Allah and not Serving Him – however we may want to define and interpret the expressions Working for Allah and Serving Allah.