Science of the Soul

The Purpose of Our Lives and the Prophet Jesus

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari

Question: What do Muslims live and die for and how do they get to heaven? How does Islam differ from Christianity in regards to Prophet Jesus, peace and blessings be upon him?


Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful

Assalamu alaikum,

Thank you for your question.

I would suggest looking into taking an Islamic theology class with SeekersGuidance. Your questions go back to the very foundations of this religion.

Muslims, like all other human beings, were created to live purposeful lives so that when death overtakes them they leave this world in a state of obedience to God. In the Qur’an, God has promised an eternal reward for those who believe in Him and follow His guidance. Jesus, peace and blessings be upon him, was an honored prophet and messenger who brought a message whose essence was later reflected in the teachings of Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him.

May Allah reward you,

Zaynab Ansari