Humans are God’s representatives on earth


According to the holy Quran every human is God’s representative on earth. It is such a huge honorable position being a human being. We should be grateful to God for His kind and generous blessing. God really honors us more than we deserve.

[The Quran 2:30]  Recall that your Lord said to the angels, “I am placing a representative  on Earth.” They said, “Will You place therein one who will spread evil therein and shed blood, while we sing Your praises, glorify You, and uphold Your absolute authority?” He said, “I know what you do not know.”

However, have we ever thought that being God’s representative we have had huge responsibilities here too? Is such great honor a free-lunch? Of course not. Huge honor means huge responsibilities too. Being God’s representative we should have many qualities of God.

Of course due to having such qualities, we will not be god.  For example, God is kind, God is merciful, God is forgiving, God never advocates sinful works, God is generous, God is selfless, God is just etc.; so we should also have such qualities. The Quran also encourages us to be colored with God’s color.

[2: 138] (Say that we have taken on the color from) Allah’s own color, and whose color is better than Allah’s? And Him do we serve.

So when we have those good qualities then we will really be able to serve God because God sent us here (as His representatives) to serve the world which in turns will be enable us to serve God.

Therefore, we should serve the world and serve the humanity as per our capacity. God never gives anybody excessive burden or duty. Do not hate any human being; try to love every human being even if someone is your enemy.

Today maybe he/she is your enemy but tomorrow he/she maybe your best friend if you can really love him/her. Yes, we know to love an enemy is not an easy task! But if you cannot serve any human being who in need how can you serve the world and serve the humanity? If you cannot serve the humanity you are failed as being God’s true representative here on earth. Thank you and may God bless you.

Dr Anisur Rahman, PhD.

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