What is the Benefit of Believing in Allah?

Dear Brother!
The vast majority of people today are so absorbed in the worldly life that they do not care whether Allah exists or not. For them, it does not matter whether Allah exists or not. The important thing is to live life; and live it to the fullest.
You may be one of them. If you are, how would you answer this question?
Suppose you went to sleep in your house at night, but when you woke up in the morning you found yourself in an airplane flying through the air. What questions would come to your mind in such a situation?
These four questions come to my mind:
* WHO brought me here?
* Who brought me here, WHY did he bring me here?
* WHERE is this plane going?
* WHO can I get the answers to these questions from?

Dear Brother!
The world we live in is no different from an airplane (more precisely, the world is a flying saucer). Every human being – without exception – who opens his/her eyes on this world plane, consciously or unconsciously asks himself/herself, “WHO brought us here? WHY did he bring us here? WHERE are we going? WHO will we learn the answers to these questions from?” Unless we answer these four questions, it is impossible for us to grasp the meaning of life. We and the beings around us cannot know what they are, what they serve, why they exist and why they do not exist. We live, but without knowing why we live; we die, but without knowing why we die.

The psychologist Jung said: “How many times have I heard a patient exclaim, ‘If I could only know the meaning and purpose of my existence, I would be rid of my nervous troubles!’ Rich or poor, married or single, whatever the situation, the important thing is that life has meaning.” The answer to the above questions will make our lives meaningful.

In his book “My Confession”, in which he briefly describes his own life, the Russian writer Tolstoy explains that he received a religious education as a child, but when he went to college he became an atheist under the influence of teachers and education, and then committed all kinds of sins. Tolstoy says, “Two events were instrumental in opening my eyes”. The first event was a trip to Paris where he saw a prisoner being guillotined, and the second event was the agonizing death of his younger brother from an illness. Tolstoy said to himself, “There is such a thing as death. But why does it exist?” Of course, these questions are “Why is there life? What is the purpose of life? Why do I live?”. For a person who believes in God, the answers to these questions are easy and simple. But for someone who does not believe in God, these questions are difficult to answer. Tolstoy says, “At first these questions seemed childish to me, but then I realized that they are the most important questions in the world.” And he continues, “I turned to philosophy and science to find the answers to these questions. They told me: Ask us anything you want. Ask about stars, animals, plants, everything. But don’t ask about these things. Because there are no answers to these questions.”

Tolstoy says that he was depressed because he could not find the answers to these questions, and that he even contemplated suicide several times, but that he restrained himself with the thought that “I will get rid of these things in the future”. Finally, after a three-year period of depression, he finally believed in Allah and got rid of those conditions.

Dear Brother!
Indeed, philosophy and science have not been able to answer the questions mentioned above. A satisfactory answer to these questions can only be found through faith in Allah. The Qur’an, in particular, has given the most detailed and correct answer to these questions. Let us briefly explain these answers given by the Qur’an (actually you know them too, but nevertheless).

Q- WHO brought us here?

A- Allah, the Creator of the universe, brought us here. The Qur’an, from beginning to end, talks about Allah’s actions, names, attributes and essence, answering the question, “Who brought us here on this earthly plane?” and introduces Allah to us.
This truth is called the truth of tawhid.

Q- WHY did Allah bring us to this world? What are we going to do here?
A- Allah has sent us to this world to recognize Him and worship Him. The Qur’an shows us how to organize our lives by teaching us about our personal life, our family life and our duties towards other people, as well as telling us about the acts of worship we are to perform. In this way, “Who brought us here, why did he bring us here? What are we going to do here?” we learn the answers to these questions in detail.
We call the second principle of the Qur’an the truth of worship and justice.

Q- WHERE do people who die go?

A- The Qur’an explains in detail that people who die do not perish, but pass into the realm of the grave, which is another homeland of Allah, that they will stay there for a while, then the resurrection will take place and all people will be resurrected again, gathered in the place of judgment, and then they will be reckoned, and at the end of this reckoning they will go to heaven or hell according to their beliefs and worship.
We call this principle of the Qur’an the truth of the resurrection after death.

Q- FROM WHOM will we learn the answers to these questions that occupy our minds?
A- The Qur’an informs us that only the prophets, especially our Prophet (pbuh), will tell us the answers to these questions.
This principle of the Qur’an is the truth of prophethood.
The answers given by the Qur’an to the questions that people have in their minds are the most important element that shows its universality. Because the change of time, place and nations can neither change these questions nor refute the Qur’an’s rational answers.


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