Man is weak and vulnerable; many
unpredictable forces can affect him, obstructing his
desires and goals. He becomes ill, he loses things,
he gets hurt, he plans - and he often fails. As man
looks at the scale of the universe around him - seas,
mountains, the grandeur of the heavens and galaxies
- he must consider his insignificance and weakness.
At this point, unless he is extremely arrogant, he will
begin to feel humble and helpless next to the vastness
of things around him.
a person weighs up everything, he will realise that
something is missing. He will ask himself: ‘What
is the explanation for this life; what is the purpose
of living?’ This is where FAITH begins. He will
realise that there must be some great mysterious power
behind existence, something which controls the harmony
and sequence of events; something behind the mere dust
and materialism of this world.
Man will then look for something
ABOVE HIMSELF worthy to worship and believe in. This
is the amazing spiritual nature of man, which makes
him unique and also makes him accountable. It is the
inner discussion he has with his own SOUL, which distinguishes
the human being from the ANIMALS. If he is guided, he
will find the One True God, and will fulfil his need
to worship by believing in Him and obeying the Divine
Inspiration sent by Him. This is basically the meaning
of Islam; surrender to the Lord and Sustainer of the
Universe - Allah.