Whom Must We Worship
The submission of man to His Creator is the essence of Islam.
The name “Islam” is chosen by God (Allah) and not by man. It is the same unifying
Message revealed to all the Prophets and Messengers by Allah and which they
spread amongst their respective nations. In its Final form it was
revealed to Muhammad (Peace & Mercy of Allah be upon him) as a complete
Message to whole mankind. The Lord, Allah, is the True and Only Creator that
deserves to be worshipped. No worship is worthy of being given to a stone,
statue, a cross, a triangle, Khomeini, Farakhan, Eliajahs, Malcom’s X or Y,
Ghandi, Krishna, Guru, Buddha, Mahatma, Emperor, Joseph Smith, Sun, Moon (not to
that from Korea too!), Light, Fire, rivers, cows, Rama, Temples, Prophets,
Messengers (Yes! Muslims do not worship Muhammad-peace be upon him), Saints,
Priests, Monks, Movie Stars, Sheiks, etc.!!! All are created beings or
ALLAH, is the Name of the One True God.
His Name is not chosen by man and does not have a number or gender. It is known
that Allah is the Name of God in Aramaic, the language of our beloved Prophet
Jesus and a sister language of Arabic. The Name “Allah” has been used
by all previous Prophets starting with Adam and by the last and final Prophet,
Muhammad (Peace be upon them all).
The Innate Nature in man recognizes what
is good and bad, what is true and false. It recognizes that the Attributes of
Allah must be True, Unique, and All-Perfect. It does not feel comfortable
towards any kind of degradation of His Attributes not does it qualities to the
Creator. Many who became “discontent with God” did so because of the
practices of the Church in medieval Europe and because of the claims of “god
dwelling in a son” and the concept of the “original sin”.
However, they “escaped” into worshipping a new theory called “mother
nature” as well as the “material” World. With the advancement
of materialistic technology others from different religions adopted the concept
of “forgetting about God” and “let us live this life and enjoy
it!”, not realizing that they have chosen the worship of the “original
god” of Rome: Desire!.As a result the “enjoyment” is turning
to “suffering” from AIDS.
AS far as Buddhism, Hinduism,
Zoroastrianism, Marxism, and Capitalism, there is the devotion of worshipping
created being/things in one form or another. Jews had attributed a
“Nationalistic” belonging to Allah. They labeled Him “The Tribal God”
for the Children of Israel. Men and women following these “religions” were
born with the natural inclination of submission to their Creator, Allah. It
is their parents who had driven them into their respective traditions. However,
once people are exposed to the Signs of Allah around them, or in the Qur’an or
to someone who triggers thei Fitra (natural inclination to worship
Allah Alone), the reverting process begins and that is why we see a universal
spreading of Islam. In the West and despite tha many distortions of Islam
in the Media, many admit that Islam may be the fastest growing Faith. No sense
of fairness can be achieved without a genuine attempt to know the Word of Allah
in the Qur’an and not on the 30-min-Evening News. This is the real challenge
for those who seek the Truth. Man is created for a purpose: to live a life in
accordance with Allah’s way. Why Not? Do we posses the air we breath? Did
we create ourselves or others? Or were we ourselves the Creators? We are limited
and weak. So is our right to ignore our Creator where we all need Him?
ISLAM is the submission in worship to Allah Alone and it is the essence of all
the Messages sent to all nations before us.
Allah is All-Just and All-Wise. He does not intend confusion for His Creation.
The religion accepted to Him is the one chosen by Him. Its essence must be One,
because He is One. It is free from geographical, racist, and status oriented
concepts. It is Perfect and it is the complete way of life. All these
qualities are chosen by Allah in His Only Religion: Islam. Its details are in in
the Qur’an, read it and come with an open heart because none can expose better
than the World of Allah. The Qur’an was revealed to Prophet Muhammad. He did
not author it. He was unlettered. Its translation is available in many languages
in bookstores or in an Islamic Center close to you. Take the time to read it and
come/call the Islamic Center, or speak to someone who re-verted and submitted to
Decision is yours!
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