November 21, 2011
“And I (Allah) created not the jinns and humans, except they should worship Me (Alone).” (Adh-Dhariyat: 56)
As evident in the Holy Quran, the sole purpose of everyone's existence is to worship his lord, which in other words is to thank Allah for making us something(giving us a form) and giving us the experience of this life, without his thought we would be absolutely nothing and without any existence. Allah is the creator, the beneficent, the merciful. It is indeed because of him that we are what we are. We should never forget that everything is from him only, he gave us existence and gave us small minds which do independent thinking. If he wanted he could have simply directed our minds towards him so that everyone would have worshiped him. Then there would not have been any independence, there would have not been any right or wrong. Humans will be like what angels are, they have their thinking set only in one direction.
Allah(SWT) preferred humans and gave them thought to decide right or wrong. Even though everything starts from him and in the end has to return to him, he has given this life as a temporary resting place and to be independent by making our own decisions. Satan instills evil thoughts and beguiles one away from the straight path. If it is not for the mercy of Allah every human sole will be tempted by the cursed Satan. Allah(SWT) saves humans be it a muslim or a modest non-muslim not thinking of any harm to others. In the hereafter, only the one's submitted to Allah's oneness will be asked to move to Paradise, anyone ascribing partners to him shall have no friends or helper. Remember, we don't even have the control of our very next breath. Everything is dependent on Allah.
There are a lot of things that we are dependent on, our death depends on any of the following; no air for 2 mins, no food for 10 days, no sleep for 7 days, no water for 3 days, exposure to raw sun or extreme cold and a lot many things. We see that we are helpless and depend on many aspects to survive. Allah (SWT) has created us and given us a small organ which differentiates us from the rest, the brain. He has given us the power to decide, the power to survive. A clever person is the one who will question his existence, for we are not here to just enjoy. He searches for answers and then finally he does what is better for him in the future. This world is the testing for the hereafter. Where we have to permanently stay. Our deeds & sins will come before us. The Almighty Allah has given us that small brain & made everyone unique. If it was for him, it is very simple that he would let everyone follow the right path. But with this unique thing he has given us the decision making strength & hence the testing as to who is the better believer in his faith.
From the ancient history, people have searched for the ultimate lord. They thought the sun to be the god & worshiped it, then the moon, the rivers, the land, fire and finally created idols. The search for the man has never ended. It is for the fact that human as such knows that there is that supreme power, which is the creator, the sustainer & who is the Almighty. For it is not simple to have millions of cells, thousands of blood vessels, infinite DNA's & many organs to work in co-ordination. Some one has put them into work. For every living creature ranging from humans, animals, fish, birds, insects, worms & many others, the life form is different. And still people differ. It is just like humans have various appearances, the may be dark, short, fat & what not, we have divided each other into different sects, different communities, countries & have raced to show our superiority over the others like in a football match. But life is not a game, it cannot be gambled. It is 'YOU' who is an individual & will be answerable at the end once you stand in front of God.
Then we will say, we followed this because our fathers followed this, or our forefathers did or these saints influenced us to do this. Now is where that special organ comes into play, the brain. Just because you were born to a particular community would you worship what they worship? Whom are you pleasing? If your parents were ignorant & had no knowledge, would you still prefer to continue doing the same? And at that time, when your fathers or forefathers will be present in front of the God, they will have the same answer. Allah has given you brain to think. There are a million thing, people have adopted as Gods, if you were to be born in one part of the world, you'd follow what they believe. If you were to born in another part of the world, you were bound to be following what they believed.
From the start of the world till date, there are a 1000 religions followed. From worshiping the planets to the cow, people still teach their children to do the same. You have that unique organ, question your self. Get to the answers which are most pleasing to you, not because some one preached you those. God helps them who help themselves. In your search for answers, you will be surely guided by the Almighty. Allah (SWT) has sent Messengers from amongst you to every community. For him, it is like a cake walk to take the entire generation back & replace it with the new believing one's. This has happened in the past & historians have no answers to the extinction of those civilizations. From drowning to burning of entire civilizations, have left many to wonder on the supreme existence of omnipotent Allah.
For every generation, there was a messenger sent. People dis-regarded him & continued to follow what their father did. Some believed in them & became the righteous one's. You may see that even if a firm believer id dying at an early stage, he is happy to meet his God, Allah. For the rest, they cry out as they want the materialistic world. At that moment, everything they have reaped in the past has come alive. He is all set to go to his lord & pay the due of his sins or deeds. And then he requests, the almighty to grant him some more time in the world so that he can do some good works and be of the righteous. And hence, he is afraid at the time when death is calling. Noticeably, almost all the people who have experienced close calls have reverted back to the religion & given the materialistic world out of their life in charity. How can our self let us worship gods made by us, we laugh at the illiterate people or villagers who have weird believes. And God, laughs at us for the same. Worshiping humans, animals or idols would not reap any good, for they themselves have no power on them.
The renowned researchers, religious scientists have found Islam to be the most logical religion & the one with most reasoning of all the religions of the world. It is known that from the start till date Islam has been one where as there are many other religions who believe in a part or some parts of this religion and consider them as a separate religion. For no one is asking for any fee, it is your belief which will reflect in the life of the hereafter. It is you who is thinking for himself, for your betterment, for your future. The ultimate resting place. Their is nothing on this earth to be worshiped of, there are many other earths floating around in the universe. All believe in one God, Allah, the Supreme, the Omnipotent with that small organ, brain. Quran is able to answer questions which the contemporary scholars can't, Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. Think & you have the guidance, the answer. The question is 'YOU'.
"Those who follow the Messenger, the unlettered prophet, whom they find written in what they have of the Torah and the Gospel, who enjoins upon them what is right and forbids them what is wrong and makes lawful for them the good things and prohibits for them the evil and relieves them of their burden and the shackles which were upon them. So they who have believed in him, honored him, supported him and followed the light which was sent down with him - it is those who will be the successful. " Al-A'raf:157