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Do you WorshipThe Creator?

 Do you WorshipThe Creator?
Have you heard of the story of Noah’s ark? Of course, everyone has heard the story
of the great flood; but do you know the sin of Noah’s people which caused the wrath
of The Creator to come upon the Earth?  In fact Noah’s people were guilty of
committing the gravest of sins.

Who is the Creator?

Most people would agree that this vast magnificent  universe did not happen by
chance.  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 the
English Language simply means,

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 Six
Days, and then He rose over the Throne. He brings the night as a cover over
the 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, The
One who arranges all of  the affairs of  the Universe.  He alone is the Lord of  the
Universe and everything which is in it.

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 ability
to bring about benefit, or to prevent harm, and that He alone is the one who fashions
man in the womb, and He is the only provider for all of  the creation.  Then we must
agree that He alone deserves to be worshipped.

ALLAH says in Chapter 2 verses 21, and 22 of  the Qu`ran
“O mankind!  Worship your Lord (ALLAH), Who created you and those who
were before you so that you may become pious.  Who has made the earth a
resting place for you, and the sky as a canopy, and sent down water (rain) from
the sky and brought forth therewith fruits as a provision for you.  Then do not
set up rivals unto ALLAH (in worship) while you know (that He Alone has the
right to be worshipped).”

What is The Greatest Sin?

The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him  was asked, “What is the
greatest 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 is
the exclusive right of the Creator alone.  It is not permissible to direct any act of
worship 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 anything
else from that which was created.

ALLAH says in Chapter 7 verse 191

“Do they attribute as partners to Allah those who created nothing, but they
themselves are created?”

ALLAH says in 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, even
though they combine together for the purpose.  And if the fly snatched away a thing from
them, they would have no power to release it from the fly.  So weak are (both) the seeker and
the 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 of
getting 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 ALLAH
alone is the One Who created and sent Messengers to convey the message,  “That
none 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 to
follow.  It must be understood that it would be an  obvious contradiction for any
Messenger of  GOD to allow others, including themselves to be worshipped, when
ALLAH alone is The Creator Who created them (and everything else).

ALLAH says in Chapter 72 verse 18,
“And the places of  worship are for ALLAH alone, so do not call upon anyone
other 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 entire
universe and nothing is  similar to Him.  

ALLAH says in Chapter 112
“Say: He is ALLAH the One.  The Self  Sufficient Master, whom all creatures
need (He neither eats nor drink), He begets not nor was He begotten.  And
there 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, the
One Who sustains and protects all that exists.  Neither slumber, nor sleep
overtakes 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 will
happen to them in the Hereafter.  And they will never encompass anything of
His Knowledge except that which He wills.  His footstool extends over the
heavens and the earth, and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving
them.  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 the
Day of  Resurrection the whole of  the earth will be grasped by His Hand and
the heavens will be rolled up in His Right Hand.  Glorified is He, and high is
He above all that they associate as partners with Him!”

Written and Compiled by
Abu Qayla Rasheed Barbee


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