Science and Religion
Science is in chaos. It is about cause and effect; chance and observation. Scientific theories are based on experiments. Experiments are based on observations that are weak, fallible and subject to change.
Muslims believe that Allah has no cause; Allah is the cause of all effects. Religion is about certainty. Science cannot explain the existence of miracles such as the miracle of the Quran, the way sick people are cured through spiritual healing, or why prayers are answered and problems are solved mysteriously.
Progress and Regress
Science has found a cure for cancer but cannot cure the cause of it. Science has therefore brought our society forwards and backwards at the same time.
Religion has cured the cause of cancer by curing us of negative psychological states such as hatred, anger, intolerance and discontentment that cause cancer cells to originate.
Why should we study Tawheed?
Allah denies any other reason for which we are on this planet apart from to affirm his Oneness. Why are we sitting here reading this? Why do we wake up and go to sleep? What are 24 hours about every day? What do we eat for? Sleep for? Study for? It is Allah. Allah is our goal in everything. We are the slaves and Allah is our master. We are the worshippers and our worship is all for Allah. “And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but him.” (17:23/24). We do not worship Allah to fulfill His needs. He does not require worship because he wants anything. He needs nothing.
Multiple Messengers – One Message – One Never Changing Concept in All Religions – Tawheed
The Salah and Hajj rules changed but the concept of Tawheed was a spiritual constant. To live and die in a state of Tawheed is the goal of existence. It is the reason why Allah swt created Adam and Eve, Heaven and Hell. This is the reason why everything breathes and lives and moves around us.
Tawheed is Allah’s Path – Everything else is False – Batil
When we follow other paths we get lost in them. Abdullah ibn Masood (Allah be pleased with him) reported that once Allah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him) drew a line in the dust with his hand and said, “This is the straight path of Allah.” Then he drew a series of lines to the right of it and to the left and said, “Each of these paths has a devil at its head inviting people to it.” He then recited (Qur’an 6:153), “Verily this is my straight path so follow it and do not follow the (twisted) paths.” (Collected by Ahmad, Nisai and Darimi; see Mishkat ul-Masabih, 1/166).