Jailed inside the prisons of our mindsets, confined inside the rooms of our prejudices and limited inside the boundaries of our narrowmindedness we never see the whole picture. We never try to see things outside the frames of our windows. There is so much out there. There is so much more to all that we already know and see.
But we can never comprehend the reality behind every thing completely, even if we try our best. The required thing is the ability to see things outside that old dilapidated frame of thoughts and opinions. One needs to see things without those bars and nets of bias and rigidity.
There is much much more to what we actually know.
People do not take pains to know even their own existence, their own beings.
Where have you come from? Who has made you? Why are you here? Do you know about your Creator? Do you search for Truth?
It is not enough to talk about freedom, choices and empowerment.
First you need to realize that your birth was not your choice. Your life is from a greater Power than you or anyone else. The earth that we are sent on is created. It is so well planned and managed. There is some Great force that has created and planned all that exists.
Why settle over thinking about your own being and the petty issues of freedom and choices of existence?
Why not ponder over the larger purpose of your existence?
You were born. You had no choice in that. No one asked you what you want to become. You have a life which is not fully in your control. Things do happen completely opposite to your wish and desires. People die young.
Do they have a choice not to die?
They go when their term on this earth is completed. Everything is planned. Your birth and death, all is planned. Your existence is not under your control so it is logical that how you exist or live is also not your choice entirely. You are given certain free-will to choose the course of your life but the result is in the hands of the One who gave you life in the first place and to Whom we all are going to return one day.
This world is made by God. If we live on this earth and utilize the blessings of God, it does not mean that we have some authority over them. This is a creation plan of God. The earth and everything that exists is created according to that plan. We have been sent on this earth and bestowed with various resources. Through the Prophets, God informed us about the purpose of sending us on the earth. It is nothing but to worship Him alone and not to associate any partners with Him.
Each one of us is being tested as to what he/she does during the stay on the earth. Allah (the One God) has sent many prophets at all times to different nations to inform them about the ways to worship Him and to be steadfast on monotheism.
The Last Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was sent not just to one nation but to the whole of humanity to complete the deen (the way of God).
The purpose of sending Muhammad, peace be upon him, as the Last and Final Prophet is to complete the Guidance through him. He was given the Book, Al Quran, which is the guiding light for all the humanity till the Last Day.
Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be on him, remained in Makkah for 13 years and then he was asked to migrate to Madinah because the people of Makkah were after his life. He went through great hardships and sacrifices to deliver and spread the message of Islam-the message of Tawhid or monotheism. He asked for nothing but to worship one God, Allah.
All of us are here on this earth for a test. We have a limited time to act and perform deeds. We have our limited space within which we have to utilize our intelligence and perform to the best of our capabilities.
Since we are not the creators of this world, our own selves, the life and death, the intelligence that we have and all that exists, it is unreasonable and illogical to claim that everything should be according to our choice or wish.
The One Who is the Creator is deserving of obedience and submission since He has all the Power.
We should submit to His will and act according to His guidance.
This is Islam. Submission to the Creator.
This is purely logical and the Law of God is based on this fact.
We have not been left unguided and unattended.
We have the Guidance. We have the Truth.
Our mission is to spread the Truth to all our fellow human beings as an obligatory duty.
Worship One God and submit to His Will.