Who Is My Creator?
Our Creator is God, The Ever-Living., The One Who Sustains and Protects Everything that exists.
The All-Mighty (Able to do all things), The All-Wise (Who puts everything in its proper place),
The Lord and Nurturer, Originator, Owner of everything that exists.
He is The First (there was none before Him), The Last (there will be none after Him), The Uppermost (there is none above Him), The Innermost (by His Knowledge).
He is The One Who does what He wills, whenever and however He wills.
How Can I Learn About My Creator?
From The Perfect, Beautiful Attributes of The Bestower of Forms, is His Perfect Speech, which He speaks to whomever He wills.
Such as His Final Book to mankind, which hHe has preserved in its entirety until this time of ours.
In which He, The Most High, has informed us about Himself, with His saying:
هُوَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِى لَآ إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ عَٰلِمُ ٱلْغَيْبِ وَٱلشَّهَٰدَةِ هُوَ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنُ ٱلرَّحِيمُ
“He is God, other than whom there is none worthy of worship, Knower of the unseen and the seen. He is The Most Merciful, The Ever Merciful to His believing servants.
هُوَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلَّذِى لَآ إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ٱلْمَلِكُ ٱلْقُدُّوسُ ٱلسَّلَٰمُ ٱلْمُؤْمِنُ ٱلْمُهَيْمِنُ ٱلْعَزِيزُ ٱلْجَبَّارُ ٱلْمُتَكَبِّرُ سُبْحَٰنَ ٱللَّهِ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ
He is God, other than Whom there is none that has the right to be worshipped, The King, The Holy, The One Free from all defects, The Giver of security, The Watcher over His creatures, The All-Mighty, The Compeller, The Supreme. Glory be to God! (High is He) above all that they associate as partners with Him.
هُوَ ٱللَّهُ ٱلْخَٰلِقُ ٱلْبَارِئُ ٱلْمُصَوِّرُ لَهُ ٱلْأَسْمَآءُ ٱلْحُسْنَىٰ يُسَبِّحُ لَهُۥ مَا فِى ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ وَهُوَ ٱلْعَزِيزُ ٱلْحَكِيمُ
He is God, The Creator, The Inventor, The Bestower of forms. To Him belong the Best Names. All that is in the heavens and the earth glorify Him. And He is the All-Mighty, The All-Wise.”The Noble Qur’an, 59:22-24
In addition to the signs which He has revealed, His Command, His Perfect unaltered Speech, we know Him by this signposts, and they are The Heavens and The Earth and all that is in them.
For every result of an action, there was an action and for every action, there is one who has the attributes (such as knowledge, wisdom, ability and will) to be able to do it.
Who has the Knowledge, Power, Wisdom and Will to Create all that exists?
God! And He is The Most High, The Most Great.
Why Did He Create Me?
God, The Perfect and Most High, has said in The Qur’an:
وَمَا خَلَقْتُ ٱلْجِنَّ وَٱلْإِنسَ إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُونِ
“And I did not create the jinns and humans except to worship Me.
مَآ أُرِيدُ مِنْهُم مِّن رِّزْقٍ وَمَآ أُرِيدُ أَن يُطْعِمُونِ
I desire not from them any provision, and nor do I desire that they feed Me.
إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ هُوَ ٱلرَّزَّاقُ ذُو ٱلْقُوَّةِ ٱلْمَتِينُ
It is God who is The Great Provider, The Possessor of Mighty Strength.The Noble Qur’an 51:56-58
We have been created to worship God alone and for no other reason.
This means that there can be no good for us except by fulfilling the purpose of our creation, which is to fulfil the right of our Creator – to worship Him alone.
How Can I Be Grateful to my Creator?
God has not neglected His creation. He has sent messengers with the truth, calling to worship Him alone, to fear and obey Him and to follow them to safety.
So like Noah, may God bestow peace be upon him, and those who were with him, those who submit to God and follow their messenger are saved and those who cover the clear and self-evident truth (not requiring extra proof, only submission) are destroyed.
Certainly, God has taught us every good in this life that we might do it and warned us from every evil, harmful thing in this life that we might avoid it.
So for he who wants to show gratitude to his Lord, let him do that which pleases Him, which is all that is good for the slave himself.
For verily, God has been and always will be Perfect and All Praiseworthy, Free of all imperfections. The person who is grateful then, is grateful only for his own self.
And whoever covers the truth (that God alone deserves our submission) and attempts to cover the innumerable favours that he is drowning in – does so only to his own loss.
What is The Foundation of All Good?
It is to single out God alon in our submission, inwardly and outwardly.
This means to purify our intentions for God, and this is the first requirement for accepted worship.
And the second: is following the messenger whom He sent for us to follow, may God extol him in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace.
For what pleases the Lord is not known, except by way of His prophets and messengers whom He sent to inform us about Him.
This is the foundation of justice.
The greatest injustice is to direct the gratitude that God deserves to other than Him.
He, The Most High, created you when previously you were nothing, nurtured you with His innumerable favours until now you are able to read this with the eyes He gave you, and understand with the heart He gave you.
How can we then, after the admonition has come to us, turn our heart, which He created, the tongue – which He created, and the limbs – which He created – to worship something besides HIm which is as weak and dependant upon God as we are.
And God created us to worship Him alone!
How Can I Please My Creator?
God, The Most High, has said in The Qur’an,
وَمَن يَبْتَغِ غَيْرَ ٱلْإِسْلَٰمِ دِينًا فَلَن يُقْبَلَ مِنْهُ وَهُوَ فِى ٱلْءَاخِرَةِ مِنَ ٱلْخَٰسِرِينَ
“And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted of him, and in the Hereafter he will be one of the losers.”The Noble Qur’an 3:85
And God’s Messenger, may God extol him in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, said,
“Islām is to bear witness that none has the right to be worshipped but God and Muḥammad is the Messenger of Gog, to establish the prayer, to pay the zakāh, to fast in Ramaḍān and to make pilgrimage to the House if you are able to do so.”Authenticated by Muslim
Whoever bears witness, sincerely for God alone, that, none has the right to be worshipped except Allah (God) and Muhammad is His slave and messenger, he has become a Muslim submitted to God.
If their life finishes like this without having done anything to leave islam, then they God will enter them into the abode of peace with the righteous.
How Should I Learn God’s Religion?
Verily, the course of action for one without knowledge is to ask its people.
In the time of the Prophet, may God extol him in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace then surely one should have sought to ask him!
After his death, then his disciples, and after theirs, their students who remained upon the truth and after them, their student’s who remained upon the truth and so and so on…
Until this time of ours.
By the Grace of God upon us, there has not ceased to be scholars firmly rooted in the religion of the prophets and messengers from the passing of God’s Messenger, may God extol him in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace, until this time of ours.
Teaching the people what they are in need of in order to worship their Lord and being a means of The Lord bringing them out of darkness and into light.
From the Grace of God upon us also, is that in this time there are a number of students of knowledge who have travelled to the upright Orthodox Monotheist Scholars and taken from them the knowledge which their peoples’ are in desperate need of.
From these are those who are recommended by the scholars to translate the works of the people of knowledge into the language of their people that they might benefit.
In the English language, then our Elders Abu (meaning: father of) Khadeejah, Abu Iyaad, Abu Hakeem, Moosa Richardson, Hasan The Somalian to name but a few of those who are known to the People of Knowledge.
These teachers and elders have been a means of turning God Knows how many people away from calls to innovated harmful religions and their proponents – to the pure and perfect religion with which God sent His Messenger, may He extol him in the highest company of the Angels and grant him peace.
We are in great need in learning how to show gratitude to our Creator – before our lives finish.
Verily our lives are short, and the hereafter is better for the pious!