CHAPTER 11: Conclusion

Working as a scientist, I see many proofs that Islam is the final divine revelation. Islam’s Holy Scripture, the Qur’an, contains sufficient evidence to prove its divine origin, as well as the wisdom necessary to guide us in conducting our lives. Islam encourages us all to feel the joy of adhering to God’s perfect wisdom. Humanity has a vital need today for values that are essential for healthy development and real progress.  These core values are presented to us by God in the religion of Islam. By submitting our will and actions to God we embrace Islam, whose values preserve and heal the human soul. Islam strikes a balance between our physical needs and desires on one hand, and our spiritual growth and moral obligations on the other. A Muslim is a person who believes in God and follows the traditions of the last of the Prophets, Muhammad (PBUH).

Islam affirms that Allah’s creation has a serious purpose; it is not in vain nor for mere play or sport. Our eternal life depends on our beliefs and behaviors.  All of creation exists for a wise and just purpose, so this life is a time in which to cultivate and the Hereafter is a time to harvest. If humans follow only the desires of their own self-interest, the inevitable consequence will be the withdrawal of Allah’s grace and guidance. All their faculties will then become corrupted; there will be nothing left to guide them unless they turn again in repentance to God.

Who does good deeds, does it for his own soul; and he who commits evil does so at his own peril:  Your Lord is never unjust to His servants.

(Fussilat, Surah 41; 46)

Nothing in this world is permanent. The word of God alone abides and all other things will pass away after their purposes have been fulfilled. Worldly wealth and power, like need and desire, are but trials. Islam reminds us all that possessing worldly substance will not bring eternal happiness; God’s promised rewards in the Hereafter are infinitely better.

Our contract with God makes us realize that we are badly in need of divine help. As God’s word says in the Qur’an:

O humankind!  You are the poor in your relation to Allah.  And Allah!   He is the Absolute, the Owner of Praise.

(The Creator, or Angels, Surah 35; 15)

O humankind! Certainly the promise of Allah is true, therefore let not the life of this world deceive you, nor let the chief deceiver (Satan) deceive you about Allah.

(The Originator of Creation, Surah 35; 5)

So let us consider our spiritual lives seriously and sincerely.

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