What’s the Purpose of Life?


What’s the Purpose of Life?

In this episode of the “The Deen Show” Dr. Lawrence Brown talks about the Big Bang theory and theory of evolution from an Islamic perspective, and explains the purpose of creation.

Key Points of This Video:
Introduction [start time 00:00]
Why is it a taboo to talk about God? [start time 02:37]
Questions everyone should ask themselves [start time 04:10]
Do we come from monkeys? [start time 11:45]
Intelligent Design [start time 14:55]
We have been created to worship God! [start time 19:40]
Main tenants of worship in Islam [start time 22:52]
What does the word Islam mean? [start time 26:39]
Dr. Brown’s websites [start time 28:53]
Conclusion [start time 29:42]

A product of Christian-American ancestry dating back to the year 1677, up until his conversion to Islam in April of 1994, Dr. Brown easily could have passed as an example of a man who lived the stereotypical American dream. A graduate from two Ivy League universities with subspecialty training in ophthalmology, Dr. Brown served as a respected ophthalmologist in the U.S. Air Force for a period of eight years. 

Midway through his Air Force career, Dr. Brown’s ‘ideal American family’ included a wife, two children, and the requisite two cars and a dog. His country home was crowded with the full array of comforts and toys which clutter the lives of those preoccupied with materialism. Yet Dr. Brown ended up sacrificing virtually everything he had worked for when he faced a religious conviction that overturned his lifelong priorities. Following a personal miracle through which the life of his daughter was saved, Dr. Brown redirected his focus to religious study in an attempt to make good on a promise made to God. In the process, Dr. Brown followed the chain of revelation through the Abrahamic religions from Judaism to Christianity and, in the end, to Islam. It is the result of that study that he relates in his series of thought-provoking books. In the same manner that Dr. Brown’s choice of religion confronted his slice of the American dream, so too do his religious conclusions challenge the Western religious establishment. 

Laurence Brown received his B.A. from Cornell University, his MD from Brown University Medical School, and his ophthalmology residency training at George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC. His immediate family presently consists of his wife, three daughters, and an ever changing assortment of parrots and hamsters.