Do you Worship the Creator?
Have you heard of the story of Noah’s ark? Of course, everyone has heard the storyof the great flood; but do you know the sin of Noah’s people which caused the wrathof The Creator to come upon the Earth? In fact Noah’s people were guilty ofcommitting the gravest of sins.
Who is the Creator?
Most people would agree that this vast magnificent universe did not happen bychance. Rather most believe that it was created, perfected and arranged by SOMEONE who is All Wise, and All Knowing.
The Muslims and The Arab-Christians refer to Him by the name of ALLAH, which when translated into theEnglish Language simply means,“ THE GOD.”
ALLAH says, In Chapter 7 of the Qu`ran verse 54, what can be translated as, “Indeed your Lord is ALLAH, Who created the heavens and the earth in SixDays, and then He rose over the Throne. He brings the night as a cover overthe day, seeking it rapidly, and He created the sun, the moon, and the stars,(all) subjected to His Command.
Surely, His is the Creation and Commandment. Blessed is Allah, the Lord of the Worlds and all that exists!ALLAH alone is The Creator of the Universe, The Owner of the Universe, TheOne who arranges all of the affairs of the Universe. He alone is the Lord of theUniverse and everything which is in it.WILL YOU NOT AGREE…..?
What is the right of The Creator over His creation ? Now that we have agreed that The Creator is One, and that He alone has the abilityto bring about benefit, or to prevent harm, and that He alone is the one who fashionsman in the womb, and He is the only provider for all of the creation. Then we mustagree that He alone deserves to be worshipped.WOULDN’T YOU AGREE…?
ALLAH says in Chapter 2 verses 21, and 22 of the Qu`ran “O mankind! Worship your Lord (ALLAH), Who created you and those whowere before you so that you may become pious. Who has made the earth aresting place for you, and the sky as a canopy, and sent down water (rain) fromthe sky and brought forth therewith fruits as a provision for you. Then do notset up rivals unto ALLAH (in worship) while you know (that He Alone has theright to be worshipped).”
What is The Greatest Sin?
The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him was asked, “What is thegreatest sin?” He said,
“That you make rivals or partners with ALLAH, while He alone created you.” Worship is a term which includes supplication, prayer, sacrifice and vowing and it isthe exclusive right of the Creator alone. It is not permissible to direct any act ofworship towards the created things such as Angels, Prophets (i.e. Jesus, Moses,Muhammad etc.), saints, cows, idols, trees, the sun, the moon, the devil, or anythingelse from that which was created.
ALLAH says in Chapter 7 verse 191
“Do they attribute as partners to Allah those who created nothing, but theythemselves are created?”
ALLAH says in Quran Chapter 22 verse 73 “O mankind! A similitude has been coined, so listen to it (carefully): Verily! Those on whom you call besides Allah, cannot create (even) a fly, eventhough they combine together for the purpose. And if the fly snatched away a thing fromthem, they would have no power to release it from the fly. So weak are (both) the seeker andthe sought.”
Creation worship or polytheism was the sin of Noah’s people. They began to worship the righteous people who had passed away, this was done as a means ofgetting closer to The Creator.
Who is more deserving of our Worship The Creator or His Creation? Now, we know that the greatest sin is to worship other with ALLAH; when ALLAHalone is the One Who created and sent Messengers to convey the message, “Thatnone has the right to be worshiped in truth except ALLAH.”
He is the ONE Who created the Messengers, and their behavior as examples for all of mankind tofollow. It must be understood that it would be an obvious contradiction for anyMessenger of GOD to allow others, including themselves to be worshipped, whenALLAH alone is The Creator Who created them (and everything else).WILL YOU NOT AGREE…..?
ALLAH says in Chapter 72 verse 18, “And the places of worship are for ALLAH alone, so do not call upon anyoneother than Him.”
How do I know if I’m worshipping Allah, or Not? ALLAH, is not part of a trinity. He does not resemble His creation in any aspect. ALLAH is not a man, spirit, or an Angel. ALLAH is the sole creator of the entireuniverse and nothing is similar to Him.
ALLAH says in Quran Chapter 112 “Say: He is ALLAH the One. The Self Sufficient Master, whom all creaturesneed (He neither eats nor drink), He begets not nor was He begotten. Andthere is none co-equal or comparable to Him.”
ALLAH says, in Chapter 2 verse 255 “ALLAH! None has the right to be worshipped but He, the Ever Living, theOne Who sustains and protects all that exists. Neither slumber, nor sleepovertakes Him. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on earth. Who is he that can intercede with Him except with His Permission?He knows what happens to them (His creatures) in this world, and what willhappen to them in the Hereafter.
And they will never encompass anything of His Knowledge except that which He wills. His footstool extends over theheavens and the earth, and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preservingthem. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.”
ALLAH says in Chapter 39 verse 67, “They made not a just estimate of Allah such as is due to Him. And on theDay of Resurrection the whole of the earth will be grasped by His Hand andthe heavens will be rolled up in His Right Hand. Glorified is He, and high isHe above all that they associate as partners with Him!”DO YOU WORSHIP THE CREATOR ?
Written and Compiled by Abu Qayla Rasheed Barbee