2nd May 00:16
Why Do We Need Islam? (aspect life time way soul)
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
Why Do We Need Islam?
By Daud Matthews
Let me see if I can explain to you some of the benefits of Islam.
For example, I believe Man first came to earth with knowledge. He was not
ignorant. He had been taught by God. It was only when Man lost contact with
God that he became primitive and took to worshipping idols. It is up to each
one of us to find our way back to the One True God.
Let us look around us. What do we see; we see cars, buildings, planes,
boats, bridges railways and so on. All of which have been constructed by
mankind. In other words, Man can utilize the resources available but he
cannot make the resources. Then, if we look again we can see animals,
vegetation, birds, mountains and valleys, the sky, stars, moon and the sun,
along with mankind.
Where did they all come from? These are the things that man did not make. Do
they just happen to be there? Can man create an egg or a seed? Even the
woman comes into the world with her life-time supply of eggs. So, Man is not
a creator, he can only utilize the resources, which are already provided.
Let us look again, this time at the desert either sand or ice. We may see
tracks or bones. Do we have to see the creatures that made the tracks or
left the bones to know what they were? In general, we can tell a lot from
the tracks or the bones as to what type of animal it was, without even
seeing it. In the Empty Quarter, the big desert in the south of Saudi
Arabia, the desert Arabs can tell the age of the camel, the *** of the
camel, whether the camels were lightly loaded or more heavily loaded and to
what tribe the camels belonged, simply from the tracks left in the desert.
So, we do not have to actually see something to believe in it.
This is true for God. Man cannot see God. We see Him by His signs. His signs
are His creation. A mountain reflects the glory of its Creator, it cannot do
anything other than be a mountain. This is similar for every aspect of God's
creation. While our own tongue may be denying God, our bodies are
functioning exactly as He created them. In our own life-times our heart will
pump about 40 railway wagons of blood in each month, and a river of blood in
our life-time, generally with no help from ourselves. This is an example of
the signs of God!
I went away from Christianity and became Muslim some eight years later. I,
too, was a little skeptical. However, I didn't believe we were like birds
coming from where we knew not, through a window and into a room lit like
daylight, where we spend some time and then exit by another window into
total darkness to where we know not. I felt there had to be more to life
Islam answers questions like:
Where did I come from?
Why am I here?
Where am I going?
Allah tells us in the Quran, He created Man from sounding clay and breathed
into him the soul. Allah also tells us, He created mankind and spirits to
worship Him. He created Man in the best possible mould to do this. He also
tells us, We will return to Him.
So, we should prepare ourselves for that meeting. Only then will we know if
we have been successful or not in this life. We trust in the mercy of Allah
that we will be successful. After all, Allah promises us that if we follow
the guidance that is coming from Him - in the form of the Qur'an and the
practice of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) - we shall have no fear nor shall we
grieve, meaning that we will be successful in the next life.
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