بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
‘Say, “Indeed, my prayer, my rites of sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allah, Lord of the worlds.’
(Surah Al-An’am 6:162)
The power of Allah has no beginning and no end His power has no limits it’s infinite. Everything we have, every attribute we have is given to us, we do not own it. Allah created the human being with the knowledge of himself, we knew already there is this highest ideal, that is Allah.
Our goal in life is to do what He wants, the greatest accomplishment we can have is to become his slave. If we lose sight of that goal then necessarily we will find a replacement.
The one who has found Allah their salaah, their sacrifice, their life and death is for Allah. The way they live, eat, sleep, long term, short term goals everything is for Allah. But the one who doesn’t find Allah will find another goal, they will find something else and will run after it, giving their life to it.
These are the psychological implications of understanding Tawheed. It is easy to say Allah is One, but is He the One in our life, the One we live for or do we put someone else or something before ourselves…
Allah asks us this question rhetorically:
‘O mankind, what has deceived you concerning your Lord, the Generous…’ (Surah Al-Infitar 82:6)
(What was so important that you ran after it, that you couldn’t run after this) – Nouman Ali Khan.