Why Has Allah created us?
We know that God, the all rich, created us. He does not need us. Almighty says ‘O Men, you are the ones who need Allah, and Allah is free of all needs, the ever praise’ (Fatir 15) and we know that our worship of God is a need for us, Allah has no need for it.
In a hadeeth –Qudsi Allah says ‘O My servants, you will not attain harming Me so as to harm me, and you will not attain benefitting Me so as to benefit Me. O My servants, if the first of you and the last of you, and the humans of you and the Jinn of you, were all as pious as the most pious heart of any individual amongst you, then this would not increase My Kingdom an iota. O My servants, if the first of you and the last of you, and the humans of you and the jinn of you, were all as wicked as the most wicked heart of any individual amongst you, then this would not decrease My Kingdom an iota.’ (Sahih Muslim)
We also know that God has blessed us with the ability to worship him. Almighty Allah says ‘They regard as favour to you (O Muhammad SAW) that they have embraced Islam. Say: "Count not your Islam as a favour to me. Nay, but Allah has conferred a favour upon you, that He has guided you to the Faith, if you indeed are true.’ (Hujarat49: 17)
Yes, you need permission from God Almighty to remember him, and worship him and to build mosques and other good deeds. Allah says in the Quran ‘The guided people (worship Allah) in in the houses which Allah has permitted to be raised, and where is name is recounted and his purity praised, in the morning and in the evening.’ (Nur 24: 36)
We as the nation of Prophet Muhammad, (peace be upon him) praise the Almighty Allah, that he authorized us for his worship and obedience.
The prophet Adam (peace be upon him) cried to Almighty Allah for more than a hundred or two hundred years until Allah authorized him to build a house of worship for him. It is narrated in a Hadith: ‘If the crying of Dawood (as) and crying of all the people of the earth was to be weighed with the crying of Adam, the latter would outweigh the former.’ (Narrator: Buraidah ibn Husayb Aslami updated : Suyooti - source : small mosque - Page or number : 7408 - Summary judgment updated : Hassan).
It is also narrated in a Hadith: ‘If the weight of the tears of Adam (as) was to be weighed up with all the tears of his generation, the latter would outweigh the former.’ (Narrator: Buraydah ibn Husayb Aslami updated : Golden - Source : summarize the ills micro - Page or number : 31 - updated summary judgment : attributed favor).
In is mentioned in the book
(At-Tawabeet - For Moafaq Ed-Deen Abd-Allah Ben Qudamah)
in relation to the crying of adam (as) :
‘when Adam (peace be upon him) ate from the tree, all adornments left him except the crown and the chaplet,, and any leaf that he tried to conceal himself with, it dropped from him. So he turned to Eve in tear and said ‘Get ready to exit the vicinity of Allah, for this is the first bad omen sin. She replied ‘O man, I thought that no one would swear in Allah’s name as a liar as that devil Iblees did on the tree.
Adam (peace be upon him) was still in Jannah. He was
running in Jannah, ashamed of his action, saying
‘Forgiveness Forgiveness’. Almighty Allah said to him ‘O
Adam are you running from me?’ He replied ‘It is the
shame O Lord’
Allah then ordered the angels to take Adam and Eve from the heavenly neighborhood because of their disobedience. Jibril (peace be upon him) took the the crown from Adam’s head and Mikael (peace be upon him) took the beads from his forehead
When Adam fell from Jannah, a place of ease and comfort, to Earth, a place of hunger and difficulty, he wept for his sin for a hundred years. He placed his head on his knees and wept so much he even germinated the land and grass and trees around him due to his tears.
It is also written in the same book:
‘After his sin, Adam (peace be upon him) was in distress
for seven days. Then, on the seventh day, Allah said to
him ‘O Adam, what is this sadness that I see you in and
what is the problem which has overcome you?’. Adam
replied ‘Such a great calamity has overtaken me and has
caused me to come out of the kingdom of God into the
kingdom of humiliation, and from the kingdom of dignity
into the kingdom of miserable and from the kingdom of
happiness into the kingdom of suffering and from the
kingdom of complacency into the kingdom of misfortune.
So why should I not weep for my sin? Or why should I not
blame myself?’’ Allah replied ‘O Adam did I not select
your for myself and made a kingdom for you and did I not
choose you from my other creations and created love for
you? Did I not warn you of my wrath? Did I not blow in
you from my soul and made the angels prostrate for you?
But you forgot my covenant, and let my commandment. O
Adam, I take an oath on my respect and honor, if the
land be filled with men like you, worshipping night and
day and fasting, and they were to disobey me, I would
lower them to the rank of the sinners. But I have had
mercy on your weaknesses and discharged your burden and
accepted your repentance and have heard your humbleness
and forgave your sins. O Adam say these words:
‘There is no god except you. Glory and praise be to God.
I have wronged myself and done badly, I repent to you,
for you are the Most Merciful’
Adam said these words, so Allah then said to him ‘O Adam say ‘There is no god except you. Glory and praise be to God. I have wronged myself and done badly, I repent to you, for you are the most forgiving, most merciful’
Adam said these words again, so Allah then said to him ‘O Adam say ‘There is no god except you. Glory and praise be to God. I have wronged myself and done badly, I repent to you, for you are the most forgiving, most merciful’
Adam’s crying and sadness had intensified to such an extent that even if the angels to grieve for his sadness, the Angels became sad whenevever he got sad, and they cried every time he cried. Adam cried 250 years, so ALLAH send him a tent in the location of the present al-Ka'beh, where Adam (peace be upon him) built the Ka'beh after that.
After pondering, we do not find a reason for our creation except that God has created us from a wide mercy and generosity and love for us, and this is consistent with the fact that Allah restored Adam with mercy and entered him into paradise even though he had no deed to his name. This also complies with sayings of the Prophet, which suggests that we are entering paradise due to the mercy of God and not due to our actions. This generosity is great. And it is because of this generosity that Allah created us to be from the people of heaven. To live the life of a carefree immortal in paradise in which no eye has seen no ear has heard, nor has any human thought of it. God created us to be people of Paradise.