Prophets have been sent to mankind to enlighten and explain them the reason for His existence. "Our Lord! We have wronged our own souls: If thou forgive us not and bestow not upon us Thy Mercy, we shall certainly be lost." (7/23)
THE DIVINE DESIGN REMAINS UNCHANGED
(Such has been) the practice (approved) of Allah already in the past: no change wilt thou find in the practice (approved) of Allah. (48/23)
"But he did lead astray a great multitude of you. Did ye not, then, understand? (36/62)
Do they not consider the Qur'an (with care)? Had it been from other Than Allah, they would surely have found therein Much discrepancy. (4/82)
The Qur'an says that man is brought to this world for a transitory period of time in which the intelligent is expected to mature before being conveyed to another world. The entire worldly creation has been given to the subservience of man. The infinite variety of gifts that God has provided man with must be requited; he is expected to thank and praise God in return for His magnanimity. Should he fail to abide by His injunctions his perdition is imminent, as expressed in sacred books.
OUR FINAL RETURN IS TO GOD
But does not man call to mind that We created him before out of nothing? (19/67)
… "To Allah We belong, and to Him is our return":- (2/156)
He Who has made everything which He has created most good: He began the creation of man with (nothing more than) clay, And made his progeny from a quintessence of the nature of a fluid despised: But He fashioned him in due proportion, and breathed into him something of His spirit. And He gave you (the faculties of) hearing and sight and feeling (and understanding): little thanks do ye give! (32/7-9)
Then are men returned unto Allah, their protector, the (only) reality: Is not His the command? (6/62)
From where have we come and whither are we going are thus made clear. Man created in God's image has been granted infinite gifts for which he should be thankful and act according to the dictates of the Supreme Being if he does not want to be hurled into the pit of hell. One thing is certain: we are to appear before the Supreme Court on the Day of Judgment.