I am a Muslim, I'm not a strong believer but I to gain it back. But I really want to know why did God (Allah swt) put us on earth? Another thing why would Allah SWT get mad at us for sinning, Allah SWT already know our future he know when we are going to sin he know every thing, why would he get mad at us for the stuff he already set up. For example Adam PBUH and Eve PBUH got punished for eating from the forbidden tree, Allah SWT know that they would why would he get mad and punish them?

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Adam and Eve were created with the potential to do either good or evil. They had a free choice either to obey Allah or disobey Him. They did not realize how deceptive the devil was, and so prompted by him, they made the wrong choice. Will Allah remain forever angry with them over that one mistake? No! Instead, Allah taught them how to repair their relationship with Him by praying for forgiveness. Muslims recite the same prayer, as follows: Our Lord, we have wronged our souls. If you do not forgive us and have mercy on us, then surely we are lost (Qur'an 7:23).

What we obtain from that incident is not original sin, but original forgiveness, and an original lesson on how to seek that forgiveness. Allah set the precedent that He will forgive those who turn to Him in sincere repentance. We will all find ourselves in a similar situation as Adam and Eve. The prophet,saw, said that every child of Adam is a sinner, and the best of them are those who turn back to God in sincere repentance.

The saying "every child of Adam is a sinner" means that every human being is a sinner, sin being an inevitable outcome of a fallible human nature. No matter how righteous a person is, he or she may at times disobey Allah through ignorance or forgetfulness. The prophet,saw, meant to emphasize that the best person is the one who seeks forgiveness for his or her sins. Furthermore, he said that one who repents from sin is like one without sin. Allah says in the Qur'an that He will replace the evil deeds with good for those who repent, believe, and do righteous deeds ( Qur'an 25:70).

Muslims have a very positive view of life and death. Life on earth is temporary. Death is the door through which one enters into everlasting life. Muslims do not see death as something scary or frightful. Death is the way one returns to Allah. Allah says in the Qur'an: Say: The angel of death, who has been given charge of you, will carry off your souls. Then to your Lord you shall all return (Qur'an 32:11).

It is true that no one likes to die. But the prophet,SAW, said: When death comes to a believer, he is given good news of the pleasure of Allah and his gifts. There is then nothing dearer to him than what is ahead of him. So he loves to meet Allah, and Allah loves to meet him ( Bukhari and Muslim).

no believer should wish for death, for, as long as there is life in you, if you are righteous, perhaps you may increase your good deeds, and if you are sinful, perhaps given time you may repent ( Bukhari).

Allah in His plan devised this earthly life as a temporary life. The earth is a testing ground. Those who accept Allahs guidance in this life will be given the abundance of Allah's grace in the next, the everlasting life. When Allah decreed for humans to live on the earth, He declared: Henceforth there shall come to you guidance from Me now and again; whoever will follow it shall have neither fear nor sorrow, and whoever will refuse to accept it and defy Our Revelation, they shall be doomed to the Fire wherein they shall remain forever (Qur'an 2:38-39).

Again, Allah says that He "created life and death so that He may try you, which of you is best in conduct" (Qur'an67:2).

Indeed We created man from a mixed drop to try him and therefore We made him capable of hearing and seeing. We showed him the way, whether to be grateful or disbelieving (Qur'an 76:2-3)

Incidentally, in the Qur'an it is not said that Allah warned Adam and Eve of death if they ate from the forbidden tree. What Allah actually said to them was that if they ate from the tree they would become wrongdoers (see Qur'an 2:35). Given the Qur'anic viewpoint, there is no reason to consider death as a consequence for sin.

The best way to understand this would be to study the story found in the book of Genesis in the Holy Bible. We are told that God warned Adam that if he eats from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, he will surely die. This was communicated also to Eve. The serpent, however, being deceptive, promised Eve that they will not die from eating it. So she ate the fruit, and gave also to her husband. As a result of eating the fruit, they realized for the first time that they were naked, so they covered themselves with fig leaves. When they heard the sound of God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, they hid from Him among the trees. He called out to them asking where they were and asked whether they had eaten from the forbidden tree. Adam blamed Eve, and Eve blamed the serpent. Allah then cursed all three of them. The serpent shall henceforth crawl on its belly and eat dust. The woman shall suffer in childbearing and remain under the domination of her husband. The man shall have to sweat for his living until he returns to dust. God then said: "The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever." So Allah banished him from the garden and placed a flaming sword to prevent access to the tree of life (Condensed from Genesis 2:17 - 3:22).

It is clear from the story that even if Adam was promised death he was given a lesser penalty, and death must be taken as the maximum possible penalty - that, obviously, was not given. Elsewhere in the book of Genesis, when Allah killed certain men for their wickedness, it meant instant death (see Genesis 38: 7, 10). But the death that comes as the natural end to physical life is not a penalty for sin. It is better to understand that Allah in His mercy gave a lesser penalty to Adam than to suppose that Allah in His anger gave more penalties in addition to what He stated initially.

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We must be very carful when we question Allah Subhanahu wa t3ala . And a few things must be understood . 1 we are here to worship and glorify him who is the only one worthy of worship, it is he we worship and him we seek for help. (Allah Subhanahu wa T3ala.) Now Secondly a very common mistake we make is not understanding the difference between Qada (decree) of allah Swt and Qadr (predestination) . so let me define the two and then insha allah t3ala we will have a better understanding. ok first lets start with Qadr pre destination in this we have a choice , we ourselves can chose. Qada which is decree we do not have any choice in the matter. Allah says in the quran 'Be And it is'. I apologize for not having the exact ayat I am doing this from memory . now once you understand this then most of your concern will become none existent why ? because when we do wrong we indeed only wrong ourselves right? Allah does not set us up for failure and this is indeed a waswasah from the shayton , and I seek refuge in allah from that . Salaam

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