We are unique in our creation and distinct from the Creator. We were placed on earth for a purpose, which is to worship Allah. We were placed on earth as a ‘successive authority’. This successive authority indicate responsibility we have to do the right thing.
We are blessed with valuable capabilities, such as the ability to understand, to intend or will something, to direct ourselves to Allah, follow His guidance and repent after committing sins.
We have weaknesses too – desires, laziness, and forgetfulness that might lead us astray. Shaytan is always at work attempting to mislead us.
We can see this in the story of Prophet Adam (AS). Allah told him: