Allah 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 [spraed 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 Allah equals while you know [that there is nothing similar to Him] (The Noble Qu’ran 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, and perhaps his life for the sake of the one whom he loves? Compare this to the love and worship of Allah, who is the cause of rest, wealth, health, and life. So, can we bear not to love Allah? Our joy, satisfaction, hope, prosperity, and serenity are in getting closer to Allah. On the contrary, agony, loss, suffering, boredom, and anxiety lie in rebelling against Him.

Allah 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 Qu’ran 20:124)

That’s why we need to worship Allah, the owner of tranquility and success; the One who flourished our lives with a multitude of favors. Allah the Exalted said: (and if you should count the favors of Allah you won’t enumerate them.) (The Noble Qu’ran 16:18)

Do we realize that every limb and sense we enjoy is because of Allah? If any of our body parts such as the lung, kidneys, 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 Allah 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 Allah is never in need of worship; in fact, we are the ones who are in absolute need to worship Him alone.

The Prophet said that Allah 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)

Sadly, we see people drifting away from Allah’s planned secure path, and excessively obsessed with the transient delusive beauty of this materialistic world. The wisest person is the one who is well aware of the purpose of this life and seriously strives toward achieving it.

Allah the Exalted said: (Allah l (Allah) created not the jinn and mankind expect that they should worship Me (Alone)) (The Noble Qu’ran 51:56)

May Allah guide us, help us and keep us firm upon the pleasing way of His Prophet until we meet Him.

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