I often think about our intrinsic need of creation and existence, there isn’t a single thing in this universe created without a purpose. Allah says in Holy Quran
And I did not create the jinn and humans except they should worship Me. [Holy Quran 51:56]
The above ayat gives us clear answer to why jinn and humans are created i.e. to worship Him Alone without any partners. But what about so many other things around us…???
And it is We who have built the universe with (Our creative) power; and, verily, and it is We who are steadily expanding it. [Holy Quran: 51:47]
And He it is Who has created the heavens and the earth in six Days and His Throne was on the water, that He might try you, which of you is the best in deeds. But if you were to say to them: “You shall indeed be raised up after death,” those who disbelieve would be sure to say, “This is nothing but obvious magic.” [Holy Quran 11:7]
So, Allah has created everything as a test for us. This is surely not our final destination as we are here for a very short span of time and then we’ll return to Him and on the day of judgment, we shall have the final exam. In spite of the fact, it is unfortunate that we aren’t preparing enough for the BIG day.
Our goal in this world should be to worship Allah, We must be thankful for all his blessings and do not let worldly affairs distract us from remembering Allah.