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WHY WE WORSHIP GOD ?
God calls on us to acknowledge Him through His signs. God has made it our responsibility to recognise Him. This is part of the test of this life.
Reason 1: Beginning of the Universe The first reason for believing in God relates to reflecting on the origin of the universe. How did the universe come to exist? ✖️ Did it come from nothing? From nothing, comes nothing. So, obviously not. ✖️ Did it create itself? No, this is irrational. It is like saying a mother gave birth to herself. ✖️ Has it always existed? No, modern science concludes that the universe is not eternal and had a beginning. ✔️ Was it created? Yes. Muslims believe something beyond the universe created it – The Creator. But who created God? God was not created. Unlike the universe and the rest of creation, God is eternal, has always existed and has no beginning.
Reason 2: Order of the Universe Another simple reason for believing in God is by pondering over the order of the universe using the following logic: Anything that is ordered indicates intelligenceOur solar system is highly ordered with intricate systems, laws & patternsThe order in our universe indicates the intelligence of the Creator! Many features in the universe clearly indicate it to be specially designed to support life. If these measurements were slightly different to what they currently are, life could not exist. Examples below. Ozone LayerThickness of earth’s crustOxygen % in the airDistance from sunRelative size of sun, earth & moon Could a large complex universe form by coincidence, without supervision? It should be noted that Islam encourages scientific research and reflection. The role of science helps us describe the many observed patterns that God places in His creation and appreciate the extent of His power and wisdom.
Reason 3: Revelation – Quran The Quran provides a strong argument for the existence of God and it is unmatched in its style, wisdom, guidance, eloquence as well as its uniqueness in how it addresses the reader. No errors or contradictionsPure & clear descriptions of GodPinnacle of arabic linguistic beautyRevealed via Prophet Muhammad who was illiteratePreserved – no alterations in 1400 yearsDeep insights into human behaviourMemorised by millions of peopleContains scientific facts not known at that time “On earth there are signs for those with sure faith; and in yourselves too, do you not see?”Quran 51:20-21