Why we are Here, Dr Emdad Khan

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Why we are Here, Dr Emdad Khan

Three Questions: Where from did we come ? Why we are here? Where are we going? Are we here based on random natural coincidences or is there a higher intelligent being, a creator? Admitting the existence of a creator helps us understanding our meaningful purpose in life.

God, the All Wise, did not create us to only fulfil our basic needs and desires. We have a higher purpose – to worship God alone and we live based on the guidance of the Creator. The guidance sent to us through messengers of God. This will enable us to have successful, peaceful and blessed life as well as do beneficial acts to society, being good to our neighbours, support our families, and so on.

God in this life test us in different ways. We cannot control what happens to us, but we can control how we react.  What happens is only 10% and how we react is 90%. Patience during challenging conditions, and gratitude for blessings, are ways of getting closer to God and attaining eternal blessed abode, the Paradise.

Wen we leave this life, our aim, God is pleased with us and we are pleased with God, Oh! You, the soul at peace (in complete rest and satisfaction)! (27) Return unto your Lord, content in His good pleasure! (28) Enter thou among My bondmen! (29) Enter thou My Garden! (89.30)

يَـٰٓأَيَّتُہَا ٱلنَّفۡسُ ٱلۡمُطۡمَٮِٕنَّةُ (٢٧) ٱرۡجِعِىٓ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكِ رَاضِيَةً۬ مَّرۡضِيَّةً۬ (٢٨) فَٱدۡخُلِى فِى عِبَـٰدِى (٢٩) وَٱدۡخُلِى جَنَّتِى (٣٠) سُوۡرَةُ الفَجر

How do we achieve this?

These days with social media, FB, Twitter, LinkedIn, Texting, we all have become hyper-connected. But how do we establish hyper connection with God who created us and to whom we will return.  God has sent us with a mission and mandate to be accomplished in the short span of 50, 60 or 70 years. God also loves as his best creation each one of us gets hyper-connected with Him.

Five Digits to get connected with God, like always on Call with him:  Establish prayer/salah at the going down of the sun until the dark of night, and (the recital of) the Qur’an at dawn/Fajr. Indeed! (the recital of) the Qur’an at dawn/Fajr is ever witnessed [17.78]

أَقِمِ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ لِدُلُوكِ ٱلشَّمۡسِ إِلَىٰ غَسَقِ ٱلَّيۡلِ وَقُرۡءَانَ ٱلۡفَجۡرِ‌ۖ إِنَّ قُرۡءَانَ ٱلۡفَجۡرِ كَانَ مَشۡہُودً۬ا (٧٨) سُوۡرَةُ بنیٓ اسرآئیل / الإسرَاء

Thus, our creator has set times to break regularly from daily chores of life for a few minutes and worship him.  First thing in the morning before we begin our day, angel witness recitation, as if we dial 2, in the middle of the day with the declining of the sun, at noon, as if we dial 4, in the late after noon  at Asr we again dial 4, and in the evening at sun set, at Maghrib we again dial 3 and at night before we go to the sleep at Isha we dial 4. So, we get hyper-connected with our creator 5 times a day, so our number for hyper connection with the creator is 24434.

Bathing 5 times in a River: The friend of God, Muhammed (SAS) thus stated, “What do you think, if there was a river by the door of any one of you and he bathed in it  five times a day, would there be any traces of dirt let on him?. They (companions R) replied, “ No trace of dirt would be left on him.”  The Prophet (SAS) said,” This is like the 5 daily prayers, through which God erases in” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)

Creator is Near us to Answer our Call: When My servants ask thee concerning Me, I am indeed close (to them): I listen to the prayer of every suppliant when he calls  on Me: Let them also, with a will, Listen to My call, and believe in Me: That they may be in the right way. (2. 186)

وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِى عَنِّى فَإِنِّى قَرِيبٌ‌ۖ أُجِيبُ دَعۡوَةَ ٱلدَّاعِ إِذَا دَعَانِ‌ۖ فَلۡيَسۡتَجِيبُواْ لِى وَلۡيُؤۡمِنُواْ بِى لَعَلَّهُمۡ يَرۡشُدُونَ (١٨٦) سُوۡرَةُ البَقَرَة

 Creator is present in our meeting: There is no secret conference of three but He is there fourth, nor of five but He is there sixth, nor of less than that or more but He is with them wheresoever they may be; and afterward, on the Day of Resurrection, He  will inform them of what they did. Indeed! God is Knower of all things [58.7]

أَلَمۡ تَرَ أَنَّ ٱللَّهَ يَعۡلَمُ مَا فِى ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَمَا فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ‌ۖ مَا يَڪُونُ مِن نَّجۡوَىٰ ثَلَـٰثَةٍ إِلَّا هُوَ رَابِعُهُمۡ وَلَا خَمۡسَةٍ إِلَّا هُوَ سَادِسُہُمۡ وَلَآ أَدۡنَىٰ مِن ذَٲلِكَ وَلَآ أَڪۡثَرَ إِلَّا هُوَ مَعَهُمۡ أَيۡنَ مَا كَانُواْ‌ۖ ثُمَّ يُنَبِّئُهُم بِمَا عَمِلُواْ يَوۡمَ ٱلۡقِيَـٰمَةِ‌ۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ بِكُلِّ شَىۡءٍ عَلِيمٌ (٧) سُوۡرَةُ المجَادلة

Monitoring and Observing by two angels: He himself by his knowledge, wisdom, listening, hearing and observing is near to each one of us then our jugular vein. Indeed! there are above you guardians, (10) Generous and recording, (82.11)

وَإِنَّ عَلَيۡكُمۡ لَحَـٰفِظِينَ (١٠) كِرَامً۬ا كَـٰتِبِينَ (١١) سُوۡرَةُ الانفِطار

God is Protecting Friend: Our Creator is our protecting friend, He brings us as faithful servant to light- right path from darkness of  misguided deceiving false friends  as well as bad companions and  devil and his wicked plan and plot.

God is the Protecting friends of those who believe. He brings them out of darkness into light. As for those who disbelieve, their patrons are false deities. They bring them out of light into darkness. Such are rightful owners of the Fire. They will abide therein. (2.257).

ٱللَّهُ وَلِىُّ ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ يُخۡرِجُهُم مِّنَ ٱلظُّلُمَـٰتِ إِلَى ٱلنُّورِ‌ۖ وَٱلَّذِينَ كَفَرُوٓاْ أَوۡلِيَآؤُهُمُ ٱلطَّـٰغُوتُ يُخۡرِجُونَهُم مِّنَ ٱلنُّورِ إِلَى ٱلظُّلُمَـٰتِ‌ۗ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ أَصۡحَـٰبُ ٱلنَّارِ‌ۖ هُمۡ فِيہَا خَـٰلِدُونَ (٢٥٧) سُوۡرَةُ البَقَرَة

Musa (AHS) ordered to establish Salah:

Indeed! I, even I, am Allah, here is no God save Me. So serve Me and establish worship for My remembrance. (20.14)

إِنَّنِىٓ أَنَا ٱللَّهُ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّآ أَنَا۟ فَٱعۡبُدۡنِى وَأَقِمِ ٱلصَّلَوٰةَ لِذِڪۡرِىٓ (١٤) سُوۡرَةُ طٰه

 

God commanded Muhamed (sas) Establish Connection with God: 

And enjoin upon your family salah and be patient and constant therein. We ask not of thee a provision: We provided for thee. And the good end is for righteous persons. [20.132]

وَأۡمُرۡ أَهۡلَكَ بِٱلصَّلَوٰةِ وَٱصۡطَبِرۡ عَلَيۡہَا‌ۖ لَا نَسۡـَٔلُكَ رِزۡقً۬ا‌ۖ نَّحۡنُ نَرۡزُقُكَ‌ۗ وَٱلۡعَـٰقِبَةُ لِلتَّقۡوَىٰ (١٣٢) سُوۡرَةُ طٰه

When face problem connect with God with Patience and Prayer:

Let us see what the creator commanded us: Seek help in patience and prayer; and truly it is hard save for the humble-minded, [2.45]

وَٱسۡتَعِينُواْ بِٱلصَّبۡرِ وَٱلصَّلَوٰةِ‌ۚ وَإِنَّہَا لَكَبِيرَةٌ إِلَّا عَلَى ٱلۡخَـٰشِعِينَ (٤٥) سُوۡرَةُ البَقَرَة

 

In salah connect with God in calmness and tranquility along with humility to be achieved with deep concentration.:

Successful indeed are the believers (1) Who are humble in their prayers (23.2)

قَدۡ أَفۡلَحَ ٱلۡمُؤۡمِنُونَ (١) ٱلَّذِينَ هُمۡ فِى صَلَاتِہِمۡ خَـٰشِعُونَ (٢) سُوۡرَةُ المؤمنون

 

Prayer Stop Bad Deeds and Brings him Close to God: In prayer we control our eyes from looking around, we should also control our eyes outside of prayer. Praying 5 times a day engages a person in constant remembrance of God and keeps him away from any unjust deeds.

 

Indeed! worship preserves from lewdness and iniquity, but verily remembrance of God is more important. And God knows what you do [29.45]

اتْلُ مَا أُوحِيَ إِلَيْكَ مِنَ الْكِتَابِ وَأَقِمِ الصَّلَاةَ ۖ إِنَّ الصَّلَاةَ تَنْهَىٰ عَنِ الْفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنكَرِ ۗ وَلَذِكْرُ اللَّهِ أَكْبَرُ ۗ وَاللَّهُ يَعْلَمُ مَا تَصْنَعُونَ – 29:45

Everything for God: In this situation, a person feels and states, his worship, his sacrifice, living and dying are all for God. 

Say, “Indeed, my prayer, my rites of sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allah, Lord of the worlds.6.162

قُلْ إِنَّ صَلَاتِي وَنُسُكِي وَمَحْيَايَ وَمَمَاتِي لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ – 6:162

God is pleased: But oh! the soul at peace (in complete rest and satisfaction)! (27) Return unto thy Lord, content in His good pleasure! (28) Enter thou among My bondmen! (29) Enter thou My Garden! (89.30)

يَـٰٓأَيَّتُہَا ٱلنَّفۡسُ ٱلۡمُطۡمَٮِٕنَّةُ (٢٧) ٱرۡجِعِىٓ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكِ رَاضِيَةً۬ مَّرۡضِيَّةً۬ (٢٨) فَٱدۡخُلِى فِى عِبَـٰدِى (٢٩) وَٱدۡخُلِى جَنَّتِى (٣٠) سُوۡرَةُ الفَجر

 

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