- Mashhoor Muhammad AlSuhaibi
- King Fahd National Library
My Worship: Purification Prayer and Quran for Beginners
All praises are due to Allāh , we praise Him seek His help and forgiveness; and Allāh’s peace and ablessing be upon His Prophet Muhammad.
Allāh the Exalted said: (O mankind, worship your Lord, who created you and those before you, that you may become righteous.)22( [He] who made for you the earth a bed [spread out] and the sky a ceiling and sent down from the sky, rain and brought forth thereby fruits as provision for you. So do not attribute to Allāh equals while you know [that there is nothing similar to Him) (The Noble Qur’ān 2:21-22)
When you love someone, you strive immensely to win his love and satisfaction. Don’t we see in reality how love leads a lover to give up his rest, wealth, health and perhaps his life for the sake of the one whom he loves? Compare this to the love and worship of Allāh, who is the cause of rest, wealth, health and life. So, can we bear not to love Allāh ? Our joy, satisfaction, hope, prosperity and serenity is in getting closer to Allāh . On the contrary, agony, loss, suffering, boredom and anxiety lies in rebelling against Him .
Allāh the Exalted said: (And whoever turns away from My remembrance – indeed, he will have a depressed life, and We will gather him on the Day of Resurrection blind) (The Noble Qur’ān 20:124)
That’s why we need to worship Allāh, the owner of tranquility and success; the One who flourished our lives with multitude of favors. Allāh the Exalted said: (and if you should count the favors of Allāh you won’t enumerate them.) (The Noble Qur’ān 16:18)
Do we realize that every limb and sense we enjoy is because of Allāh ? If any of our body parts such as the lung, kidney, stomach or other parts suffered from the slightest failure, do we realize how miserable our lives would become? When we tend to care, love and obey people like us for doing so little favors for us, is it right to ignore the One whose favors we cannot enumerate?
When Allāh commands us to worship Him alone, He is directing us to what is beneficial for us in this life and the hereafter. We should understand that Allāh is never in need of our worship; in fact we are the ones who are in absolute need to worship Him alone .
The Prophet said that Allāh said: (…O My servants, even if the first amongst you (since the beginning of creation) and the last amongst you (until the end of time) and the whole of human race of yours, and that of jinns, all had the heart similar to the most God-conscious person amongst you, that would not add anything to My dominion …) (Muslim)
Allāh the Exalted said: (And I (Allāh) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (Alone)) (The Noble Qur’ān 51:56)
May Allāh guide us, help us and keep us firm upon the pleasing way of His Prophet until we meet Him .
Source: King Fahd National Library