Posted by: Dawud Israel | September 22, 2008

New Ebook: Purpose of Life in Islam by Khalid Yasin


Most people have heard of Shaykh Khalid Yasin and his famous lecture, “Purpose of Life.” What they may not know is that this lecture has converted people in crowds, in some versions of it 10-20 people convert en masse at the end of the lecture.

So I thought, well this speech could make for some pretty effective dawah literature. And so here it is:

Purpose of Life in Islam

Enjoy it, it contains some hikmah (wisdom) for even Muslims.

Now, since it was based on a lecture, some changes were made so it could be fluid enough for the written context. It’s not an easy task and I am betting there are still a few mistakes in the document so if you spot mistakes, please comment here and I will correct them and release a new version in approximately a month from now, in sha Allah.

And most importantly, special thanks goes to sister Living Paradox (you can tell she’s quite the character!) for transcribing this lecture. And to brother Mohamed Farah for editing it. Jazaka Allahu khayran to them.

Subhana kallahumma wa bihamdika ash-haduana la illaha illa ant astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayk, Ameen.


  1. Assalamuaalykum, and Ramadan kareem,

    lol – i hope there’s no copyright on this.

    This is a very good work and I’m very happy it’s been transcribed. I like Shakyh Khalid Yasin’s intellectual approach, the reader can’t help agree with him, also this particular work of dawah is good because, it has a very humble and caring tone – while at the same time hammering down the reality that we must worship our Creator, and Islam is the way to do it.

    anyways that’s my “dawah – lit” review.

    This should be printed out and distributed freely everywhere, and anybody involved in an MSA has gotta go ahead and do this. Personally, I think it’s alot better than distributing free Quran’s cause people can’t just apprehend knowledge from the quran, w/o having some background knowledge first. This article is awesome cause you can give it to anyone who doesn’t know anything about islam, and it focuses on the essence of islam rather than those brochures that focus on the issues (polygamy, homosexuality, jihad, etc.)

  2. let’s have a nationwide dawah campaign with this booklet!!!!!!

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