2Who is this Almighty Lord? and What is man’s relationship with Him? Who is our Creator?Who is this Almighty Lord?andWhat is man’s relationship with Him?
3Since time immemorial, many philosophers tried to find an answer to this question. They have written tones of volumes only to come out with crippled theories and cranky theologies!In today’s world of spiritual supermarket, the leaders of man-made religions, themselves spiritually-bankrupt, successfully groom their followers into a more spiritually-challenged lot!
4Prophet Ibrahim عليه السلامwas no philosopher Prophet Ibrahim عليه السلامwas no philosopher! He was a simple man with candid thoughts.Taking a leaf from the life of Prophet Ibrahim, the Qur’an captures the most defining moment of his life in the most colourful a manner – more colourful than the most recent motion-picture camera could capture!
5"(It is He) Who created me, and it is He who guides Me; From Surah Ash-Shu’araa الَّذِي خَلَقَنِي فَهُوَ يَهْدِينِ (٧٨) وَالَّذِي هُوَ يُطْعِمُنِي وَيَسْقِينِ (٧٩) وَإِذَا مَرِضْتُ فَهُوَ يَشْفِينِ (٨٠) وَالَّذِي يُمِيتُنِي ثُمَّ يُحْيِينِ (٨١) وَالَّذِي أَطْمَعُ أَنْ يَغْفِرَ لِي خَطِيئَتِي يَوْمَ الدِّينِ (٨٢)"(It is He) Who created me, and it is He who guides Me;"Who gives me food and drink,"And when I am ill, it is He who cures Me;"Who will cause Me to die, and then will give life (again);"And Who, I hope, will forgive me My faults on the Day of Judgement”. (26: )
6What better description can a human mind give about the strong bond between man and his Maker, the Almighty Allah!.
7facilitates the concept of Creator, the Lord of the Worlds These humble words coming from the mouth of Prophet Ibrahim, the great grand Prophet of Islam:pierces the heartilluminates the mindfacilitates the concept of Creator, the Lord of the Worldsconnects man’s relationship with one’s Creator to the rest of his life and beyond!seals the issue of God-man, Maker-made relationship for all times to come!
8The answer of Prophet Ibrahim عليه السلام is in reality a finest description of theCreator-created خالق- مخلوق and the Worshipped-Worshipper معبود – عابد relationship!
9The Aspects of Allah 1. Allah is the Creator 2. Allah is the Guide, the Giver of Revealed Knowledge, the Giver of Acquired-Knowledge3. Allah is the Sustainer, the Giver of Provisions, the Quencher of Hunger and Thirst4. Allah is the Curer, the Healer5. Allah is the Giver of Death, the Taker of Life6. Allah is the Giver of Second-life7. Allah is the Forgiver of sins
10One More Aspect One more aspect of Lord-man relationship is mentioned in Surah Quraysh:وآمنهم من خوف“and He is the one Who gives peace & security against fear (from danger)”(The Qur’an: 106: 4)
11The Ultimate Relationship Recognise Allah as your Creator (الخالق)Seek Guidance only from Allah. He is the real Guide ((الهاديAsk for sustenance only from Allah. He is the Sustainer (الرزّاق)Know that Allah is the Healer (الشافي). So call upon Allah for all your sickness.
12The Ultimate Relationship The Giver of life knows how to take it back.Every soul shall taste death. Allah is the Giver of Death (المميت)Death is not the end. Allah will bring us back to life again. The Day of Resurrection is Certain. Allah is the Giver of Life (المحيي). He is the Restorer (المعيد) and He is the Gatherer (الجامع)We, human beings, need to ask forgiveness for our sins from Allah. He is the One who Forgives sins (الغفّار)Allah is the Source of peace, the Provider of safety and security. (السلام and المؤمن)
13Way to Ultimate Success Way to Ultimate Success! “It is Allah who is My Lord and your Lord; then worship Him. This is a way that is straight.” (The Qur’an: 3:51)
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