The very epicentre of a Muslim’s belief is their relationship with their Creator; Allah SWT. It is imperative to have an increased awareness of our Lord to enable us to attain everlasting peace, happiness, and contentment in both this world and the Hereafter.
It is of utmost importance to follow our Creator’s guidance, by way of the Holy Qur’an, in order to sustain this close relationship with our Lord; this guidance was not bestowed upon this world for Muslim’s, it was gifted to all of mankind.
“Truly, in remembering Allah SWT do hearts find peace and rest.”
- The Holy Qur’an (13:28)
However, it is very easy to get lost in the material aspects of this world and lose sight of why we have really been put here. We have not been placed here to acquire possession of worldly goods – they have no true value; we have been placed on Earth as a test. Ask yourself “Why has Allah SWT not given equal wealth and possessions to all of humanity? Why has Allah SWT not given the same level of health to all of mankind?”
This is exactly what we as humans are being tested on.
The wealth and worldly good we possess on Earth are not ours to own, they are only temporary. Allah SWT is testing us to see if we share this wealth with his other creation; to see if we help our brothers and sisters in their time of need. Once we identify this purpose in life, we are then able to recognise our overall purpose on Earth. Not only does giving to others please our Creator, we are also greatly rewarded for it in countless different ways.
The very existence of Islam is based on clear evidence, such as the Holy Qur’an.
The Holy Qur’an was not only sent down as guidance for mankind, but it also contains true scientific facts that humans are only just discovering today. Unlike any other known book, and although it was revealed over a time span of 23 years, the Holy Qur’an still remains unchanged and free of any inconsistencies.
“He has certainly sent down signs that make things clear, and Allah SWT guides whom He wills to the right path.”
- The Holy Qur’an (24:46)
It is not our social standing, worldly respect, or the balance of our bank accounts that will give us the ultimate standing in front of Allah SWT. It is our worldly good deeds, our acts of giving, our obedience to our Lord, our humility and generosity towards others, and most importantly, our intention.
So let’s unite and increase our standing in front of our Lord and do what we can to help others. Donate to Muslim Aid and help raise awareness for those in need today.