The tradition which reads: 'I was a hidden treasure. I wanted to be discovered and I created the universe so that I may be known' explains the mystery of creation. God Almighty projected all his beauties on his creatures, whom he provided with all imaginable gifts and desired that he be praised: I have only created Jinns and men, that they may serve Me (51/56) In return for all that he has received fortuitously, man should praise and thank his Creator and serve Him as He desires. He Who created Death and Life, that He may try which of you is best in deed: and He is the Exalted in Might, Oft-Forgiving;- (67/2) The ordeals that man are subjected in this world are for his maturation and perfection before his acquisition of eternal life promised in the next world.
REWARD AND PUNISHMENT
Then shall anyone who has done an atom's weight of good, see it! And anyone who has done an atom's weight of evil, shall see it. (99/7-8)
Who receiveth guidance, receiveth it for his own benefit: who goeth astray doth so to his own loss: No bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another:… (17/15)
Whoever works righteousness benefits his own soul; whoever works evil, it is against his own soul: nor is thy Lord ever unjust (in the least) to His Servants. (41/46)
Acts, actions and deeds performed both morally and actually should be assessed and evaluated by man himself who has been given power of discretion. Whatever misfortune happens to you, is because on the things your hands have wrought, and for many (of them) He grants forgiveness. (42/30) Everybody is responsible for his own actions; no one will carry the burden of another people's responsibilities. Man is free to choose the path he has to follow; God does not intermeddle with his intention to choose.
ATTRIBUTUION OF PARTNERS TO GOD, DISBELIEF AND INGRATITUDE
… If thou wert to join (gods with Allah., truly fruitless will be thy work (in life), and thou wilt surely be in the ranks of those who lose (all spiritual good)". (39/65)
… if any one rejects faith, fruitless is his work … (5/5)
The parable of those who reject their Lord is that their works are as ashes, on which the wind blows furiously on a tempestuous day: No power have they over aught that they have earned: that is the straying far, far (from the goal). (14/18)
Attributing partners to God and denial of God obliterates all the good deeds a man may have done in this world: … vain will be their works, nor shall We, on the Day of Judgment, give them any weight. (18/105)
GOOD DEEDS ABUNDANTLY RECOMPENSED
… And if any one earns any good, We shall give him an increase of good in respect thereof: for Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Ready to appreciate (service). (42/23)
It is not your wealth nor your sons, that will bring you nearer to Us in degree: but only those who believe and work righteousness - these are the ones for whom there is a multiplied Reward for their deeds, while secure they (reside) in the dwellings on high! (34/37)
It is not your wealth nor your sons, that will bring you nearer to Us in degree: but only those who believe and work righteousness - these are the ones for whom there is a multiplied Reward for their deeds, while secure they (reside) in the dwellings on high! (40/40)
God may, if he so desires, to pardon certain misdeeds. However, He recompenses the doer of good deeds abundantly.
GIFTS GRANTED TO MAN