Did we ask Allah to create us? If no, why did He create us?
Have you ever asked your parents, why they gave birth to you? Parents did have a choice not to have a kid but they chose to have kids.
If you feel you cannot ask this question to your parents, imagine asking this question to your Creator and your Master.
Who has the authority if Allah has to take your permission to create you? If you have the authority, does it not make Allah inferior to you? Can someone inferior to you be your God?
Moreover, if we read the Quran, we will know that we have agreed to worship and obey Allah before we came to this earth. Ofcourse, we do not remember it. That is why Allah in His infinite mercy has reminded us. The whole of Quran is a “reminder” and hence the name “dhikr” for the Quran.
“And [mention] when your Lord took from the children of Adam – from their loins – their descendants and made them testify of themselves, [saying to them], "Am I not your Lord?" They said, "Yes, we have testified." [This] – lest you should say on the day of Resurrection, "Indeed, we were of this unaware."
- Chapter 7: Verse 172
So Allah is only expecting us to fulfill what we have agreed to.
We have a choice to decide where we want to be and we can make a good choice by deciding to obey Allah in all possible ways and seek His forgiveness for our shortcomings.
If that is too hard, we always have a choice to disobey and deceive ourselves in this short and temporary worldly life and end up in misery in the eternal life after death.
If you are a smart person, you would know the choice you need to make. Go for it, insha Allah!
Written by Invite to God team