The Right of Allaah Upon His Slaves
by Muhammad ibn Jameel Zainoo

Q.1 Why did Allaah create us?

A. He created us to worship Him and not to associate any partners with Him. The evidence for this is in the Words of Allaah, Most High in Soorah Az-Zaariyaat:

And I created the jinn and mankind not except to worship Me. (Soorah Az-Zaariyaat 51:56)

-and in the words of the Prophet: “The right of Allaah upon the slaves is that they worship Him and do not associate any partners with Him.” Narrated by Al-Bukhaari and Muslim)

Q.2. What is ‘ibaadah (worship)?

A. It is a comprehensive term for all those words and deeds which are loved by Allaah, such as du’aa (supplication), salaah (prayer), zabh (halaal slaughter) etc. Allaah says:

Say: “Truly, my prayer, my sacrifice (i.e slaughter) and my life and death are for Allah, the Lord of the worlds) Soorah Al-An’aam 6:162)

-and the Prophet said,: “Allaah, Most High says: “My slave does not come nearer to Me with anything more beloved to Me than that which I have enjoined upon Him.”(A Hadeeth Qudsiyy, Narrated by Al-Bukhaari)



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