Purpose and Goals of 'Ibadah – Part 2
Purpose and Goals of Ibadah – Part 2
by Shaykh Abu Ubaid
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Goals of 'ibādah in the dunyā (Earthly) life
We mentioned in a previous post that 'purpose' was coined for the 'result or outcome' of the quantity and quality of the 'reward(s).' Purpose is associated with the ākhirah (Hereafter), beginning from the moment of death.
Goals, on the other hand, are for this life. Subsequently, any khayr (good) intention for this life is labelled a 'goal.' Ultimately, for the true mu'min, there is another objective—the Ākhirah Intention. Thus, the 'goal' serves as means to…