Tuesday 15th of October 2019

Worship and the Knowledge of Allah

“And I have not created the jinn and the men except that they should serve me.”

(Surah Zareyat 5:56)

That means so that they reach up to the level of worship-servitude. And they recognise the Kingdom of Allah to its appropriate worth. They gain the access to the great stage of Allah’s nearness. But then for that too things will be required knowledge and action. These two are just like the wings to fly upto the heights of spiritual stages-status. Those great positions are such that no physical eye has seen it, nor any such ear has heard about it. Rather it has not come to the thought of a materialistic man, nor he has a feeling even in his heart about that.

Therefore it is necessary that the man should know and understand the diseases and wretchedness of doubt and ignorance, and to cure that, he should go in quest of knowledge and trust that it is the knowledge of Allah.

The remedy-cure of doubt and the position of trust

The belief in Allah, that is to recognise the truth, and to create belief on that. There is not a thing in which there is absolutely no need of the means of say for example eyes and ears from the five senses. Rather the Iman (belief) gets into the heart through these means only. With the help of these apparent means only it enters into the heart and mind. At the time of creation only its command was connected with into in his nature. By nature man, is created in such a way that, he has the capacity-capability to get-gain belief into his self. Now it is upto the man to utilise this capability of his and to bring it into the forefront. He gains the belief. He obeys the commands of Islamic Jurisprudence. He respects and takes care of the commands of Allah. And in that manner he may reach to the great position of faith and the belief. Rather he is anxious to reach the greater positions.

The Power strength of lightening-electricity

The natural capability of attaining the knowledge of Allah is hidden in man like the strength of electricity. Exactly in the same way as in the metallic bodies the electricity remains hidden. But to get benefit from that scientific instruments are required. Without using them the electricity cannot be had. In the same way in the nature and temperament of man the light of the knowledge and belief is hidden. But to take benefit from it and to get it man has to make effort. The light can increase, and can become evident also, if man makes effort then, he can gain-get to the last-extreme position of splendour of truth (belief), but if he becomes careless then that natural-inherent light becomes faint-tarnished to the extent that it gets finished.

Cleaning of pollution

To enhance the natural light and to make it evident two basic things has to be done. One is Takhliyah (privacy) and the other is Tabliyah. Takhliyah means to vacate the heart-mind from all kinds of pollution. For example greed, and lust, and animal instinct or devilish actions. Such pollutions (evil actions) conceal the natural light more and more. It collects dust on the mirror of mind and that way man forgets the truth.

Belief is a natural thing

Allah says in the Quran that:

فَأَقِمْ وَجْهَكَ لِلدِّينِ حَنِيفًا فِطْرَةَ اللَّهِ الَّتِي فَطَرَ النَّاسَ عَلَيْهَا لَا تَبْدِيلَ لِخَلْقِ اللَّهِ ذَلِكَ الدِّينُ الْقَيِّمُ وَلَكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ

??? “Then set your face upright for religion in the right state-the nature made by Allah in which He has made men; there is no altering of Allah’s creation; that is the right-religion, but most people do not know_.”

(Surah Rum 30:30)

Here by religion is meant to be only the religion of Oneness of Allah and that is Islam


“Set (keep) your face towards the religion.”

Meaning you attend continuously to the true religion. Be steadfast on it. And obey its commands. The meaning of Fitratallah is to recognise Allah and to accept His Oneness (Uniqueness) and to follow His commands with devotion, that itself is the strength-power, which Allah has kept in the nature of man. Devotion to Allah and following His commands are from the necessities of the faith in Allah. And the way to this following is called religion Islam. There can be no change in this nature. The meaning of this can be this also that the man should not let this light of nature to become dim. And he should protect it from being destroyed. That means he should remain firm footed on the way of One Allah (i.e. Tawheed) and on the religion of Islam.

One kind of Creation, can not be changed into another king of creation

Inorganic matters, (minerals), vegetables, animals (living beings) etc. from all these creations, every creation reaches up to its crest of development (final stages of its existence with excellence). They attain development. But they cannot leave their own species and get them selves changed into some other form of creation. Allah Taala has given this capability to the grain of wheat, when it is sown in the proper soil and in the proper conditions i.e. when it is given water in proper proportions then the grain can split the ground and come up in the form of a sapling (plant). In that case half will remain in the ground in the form of roots and the half will come up in the form of branches. And get the grains of wheat multiplied by many. But it is not possible that in the plant of wheat, barley or lentils (masoor) can grow. This is a manifest thing made by Allah, which cannot be changed. In the same way a monkey cannot change into a human. A son of a human cannot be a monkey nor the son of a monkey can be a human. (As is the view-theory of Darwin)

source : QALBE SALEEM/Shaheede Mehraab Ayatullah-ul-Uzma Al-Haaj Sayed Abdul Husain Dastghaib Shirazi (r.a.)
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