The End Goal of All End Goals—and the Means to Achieving It

Shaikh Muḥammad Naṣir Al-Dīn Al-Albānī, may Allāh have mercy on him, said:

Allāh’s forgiveness, O my brothers [gathered] here, is the end goal of all end goals in a Muslim’s life. This current life: why are we alive? Allāh, High is He above all, says:

وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالْإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ

And I neither created jinn nor mankind except to worship Me. (Al-Dhāriyāt, 56)

So we worship Him in order to attain His forgiveness. And Allāh, Almighty and Majestic, has indeed made a means to everything, and He made, from among the means to attaining [His] forgiveness, a great many number of means.

And that is from Allāh’s favors upon us and upon mankind, but most of mankind do not show gratitude [for them].

Silsilah Al-Hudá wa-l-Nūr, tape 697.