God is the Creator and the Sustainer of the universe who created everything for a reason. Muslims believe that He created humankind with a simple purpose – to worship Him. He sent messengers to guide people in fulfilling this purpose. The primary pillar of Islamic belief clearly states that there is nothing worthy of worship except God. Associating partners with God or attributing qualities of lesser beings to Him is considered to be the greatest sin in Islam. Allah says:
قُلْ هُوَ اللَّهُ أَحَدٌ اللَّهُ الصَّمَدُ لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ يُولَدْ وَلَمْ يَكُن لَّهُ كُفُوًا أَحَدٌ
“Say: He is Allah, The One and Only.”Allah, the Eternal, Absolute.” He begets not, nor is He begotten. And there is none like unto Him.” (Surah Al-Ikhlas 112:1-4)
Muslims are valuable entities bearing the Spirit of Allah. It is Allah Who creates mistakes and causes people to commit them in destiny. Our lives are tested in a variety of ways through the Holy Spirit. When we ask why God tests us or allows us to be tested, we are admitting that testing does indeed come from Him. When God tests us, His purpose is to prove that our faith is real. Testing our faith develops perseverance, which leads to maturity in our walk with God.
How to receive the light of Allah in your heart and trust Allah never loses hope:
- God tests us so we can get an understanding of Faith
- God informs us repeatedly that our life is temporary
- God knows what we conceal and what we reveal
- God states that He made this life in order to test
- God tests us to clearer of our own level of Faith
- God have a test to provide a way of escape
- God loves those, who face the hard things
- God opens our eyes to areas of our lives
- God test us to improve the reality of life
- God test us in a trial of life
- God never causes temptations
- God test us in solid and mature Faith
- God allowing this test for our good future
- God love us and supports us in all matters
- God provided us with all the amenities of life
- God praises those who do good for the good
- God test us to reap eternal rewards in heaven
- God test us to help the areas He wants to work
- God had the power to do what He had promised
- God created the order of the universe in superb detail
Allah teaches the souls of those believers who have a sincere and unsullied belief in Him throughout the life of this world to be worthy of Paradise. Allah creates human beings to be fallible, flawed and weak. It is immediate repentance and sheltering in Allah and an intention not to repeat one’s error but to learn from one’s mistakes. This is a major indicator of a Muslim’s sincerity. Allah tells us how Muslims should behave in the face of their own mistakes
Here are some reasons to believe in God:
- The Inevitability of Faith: Everyone believes in something. No one can endure the stress and cares of life without faith in something that cannot ultimately be proven. Faith is unavoidable, even if we choose to believe only in ourselves.
- The Limitations of Science: The scientific method is limited to a process defined by that which is measurable and repeatable. Science is dependent on the values and personal beliefs of those who use it. All science can do is show us how natural law works, while telling us nothing about its origins.
- The Problems of Evolution: Some have assumed that an evolutionary explanation of life would make God unnecessary. This overlooks some problems. Denying the existence of God does not dispel the mysteries of life.
- The Habitsscof the Heart: There is something about truth, beauty, and love that makes our hearts ache. Even in our anger with a God who would permit injustice and pain, we draw upon a moral conscience to argue that life is not as it ought to be
- The Details of Nature: God is great enough to care about the smallest details of our lives. He spoke of one who not only knows every move we make but also the motives and thoughts of our hearts.
- The Voice of Experience: God designs the circumstances of our lives in a way that will prompt us to look for Him. God is a Spirit in whom “we live and move and have our being.
- Everything we can sense has been designed and made: We are the most intelligent creature walking the earth and answerable. Everything around you has been deliberately designed and created.
At the time of the revelation of the Quran, the word “space” was not known, and people used the word “heaven” to refer to what lies above the Earth. Muslims believe that God will reward those who have had faith and done good deeds, and will punish those who have not. Indeed, the Quran appears to support both God’s omnipotence and human responsibility simultaneously. Allah says:
ذَٰلِكَ الْكِتَابُ لَا رَيْبَ ۛ فِيهِ ۛ هُدًى لِّلْمُتَّقِينَ
“This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those conscious of Allah.” (Quran 2:2)
Allah is the Light of the heavens and the earth. The Light of Allah, when we receive it, has a profound effect on our hearts and on our life. Allah guides to His light whom He wills. Quran mentioned such a fact centuries before the invention of the first telescope, at a time when there was primitive knowledge in science, which is remarkable.
The following six beliefs are those that are commonly held by Muslims:
- Belief in the Oneness of God: Muslims believe that God is the creator of all things and that God is all-powerful and all-knowing. God has no offspring, no race, no gender, nobody, and is unaffected by the characteristics of human life.
- Belief in the Angels of God: Muslims believe in angels, unseen beings who worship God and carry out God’s orders throughout the universe. The angel Gabriel brought the divine revelation to the prophets.
- Belief in the Books of God: Muslims believe that God revealed holy books or scriptures to a number of God’s messengers.
- Belief in the Prophets or Messengers of God: Muslims believe that God’s guidance has been revealed to humankind through messengers, or prophets, Muslims believe that Muhammad is the last prophet.
- Belief in the Day of Judgment: Muslims believe that on the Day of Judgment, humans will be judged for their actions in this life; those who followed God’s guidance will be rewarded with paradise; those who rejected God’s guidance will be punished with hell.
- Belief in the Divine Decree: Belief that everything is governed by divine decree that whatever happens in one’s life is preordained and that believers should respond to the good or bad that befalls them with thankfulness or patience.
God allows tragedy and misery to take place in this world for reasons which often escape humans; it could be a test for those people, a form of purification, or a warning for the rest of us to rehabilitate our lives. All living things are governed by fixed natural laws, the universe operates by uniform laws of nature. We all need food, water, air, heat and sunlight to survive. We depend on these things but have no control over them. We’re not as self-sufficient as we think. Allah says:
اۨلَّذِىۡ خَلَقَ الۡمَوۡتَ وَالۡحَيٰوةَ لِيَبۡلُوَكُمۡ اَيُّكُمۡ اَحۡسَنُ عَمَلًا ؕ وَهُوَ الۡعَزِيۡزُ الۡغَفُوۡرُۙ
“[He] who created death and life to test you [as to] which of you is best in deed – and He is the Exalted in Might, the Forgiving.” (Surat Al-Mulk 67:2)
Scientists are convinced that our universe began with one enormous explosion of energy and light, which we now call the Big Bang. The Big Bang Theory states that 12-15 billion years ago, the universe came into existence from one extremely hot and dense point and something triggered the explosion of this point that brought about the beginning of the universe. The universe, since then, has been expanding from this single point.
In the Quran, Allah encourages us to use our minds and realise he has created the world around us:
- “God created you and what you do.” (Quran 37:96)
- “Truly the religion with Allah is Islam.” (Quran: 3:19)
- “..And your Lord is not unjust to anyone.. “ (Quran 18:49)
- “No soul knows what it will earn tomorrow.” (Quran 31:34)
- “Then We will save the ones who had taqwa.“ (Quran, 19:72)
- “It describes reconciliation as the best policy.” (Quran: 4:128)
- “Indeed, the religion in the sight of Allah is Islam.” (Quran 3:19)
- “Have taqwa of Allah so that you might succeed.” (Quran, 3:200)
- “God burdens no soul except with that which it can do.” (Quran 2:286)
- “And whoever fears Allah, He will make for his ease in his matter.” (Quran, 65:4)
God wants us to welcome testing. Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love Him. Our faith is the spiritual pathway to a relationship with God. When our faith is tested, our relationship with God is tested. Practically, when our faith is tested, our life is tested. Our lives are tested in a variety of ways through the Holy Spirit. Allah says:
ٱلْمُلْكُ يَوْمَئِذٍ ٱلْحَقُّ لِلرَّحْمَنِ ۚ وَكَانَ يَوْمًا عَلَى ٱلْكَفِرِينَ عَسِيرًۭا
“True sovereignty, that Day, is for the Most Merciful. And it will be upon the disbelievers a difficult Day..” (Surat Al-Furqan 25:26)
Islam as a way of life is what we would expect from a book that says it’s guidance for the human being. religious guidance, economic guidance, social guidance and so on. Guidance for every aspect of human existence A whole comprehensive book deserves to be written about the basic guidance the Quran and Sunnah have given for all aspects of our lives. May Allah keep all of us on the right path and enable us to shape our destinies in a way that would please Allah. Ameen.