Why Were We Created
[11:118] Had your Lord willed, all the people would have been one congregation (of believers). But they will always dispute (the truth).
[11:119] Only those blessed with mercy from your Lord (will not dispute the truth). This is why He created them. The judgment of your Lord has already been issued: “I will fill Hell with jinns and humans, all together.”
*11:119 The Most Merciful has created us on this earth to give us yet another chance to denounce our original crime and to be redeemed (see the Introduction and Appendix 7).
**11:119 God does not put a single person in Hell; they choose and insist upon going to Hell.
[11:120] We narrate to you enough history of the messengers to strengthen your heart. The truth has come to you herein, as well as enlightenments and reminders for the believers.
[11:121] Say to those who disbelieve, “Do whatever you can, and so will we.
[11:122] “Then wait; we too will wait.”
[11:123] To GOD belongs the future of the heavens and the earth, and all matters are controlled by Him. You shall worship Him and trust in Him. Your Lord is never unaware of anything you do.
Freedom of choice, if we are left alone in one congregation we would dispute the truth. This is why we were created to show whether we would uphold vs. dispute the truth.
Will Jinns and humans be together?
Doesn’t show how jinns & humans are going to hell. We realize that when we aren’t with God then you are in hell – this applies to all creatures (hell surrounds them.)
[29:54] They challenge you to bring retribution! Hell already surrounds the disbelievers.
Wide array of characters from history Jacob grieved too much, Abraham prayed for father, Solomon became preoccupied with materials; messengers as humans had deficiencies, over time rid themselves of these. Gives us real people to connect with – they are like you but they were strengthened. By reading their history it gives us strength and guidance to do better.
We are in a position to grow our souls or hurt our souls to the maximum. Their striving in this world is fruitless.
GPS is silent when you are on the right track – gives you the next instruction when you get close to your turn. Stay devoted to God don’t doubt when you don’t see signs assume you are on right track.