Harun Yahya - Some Secrets of the Quran
Some Secrets of the Qur'an

God Makes His Religion Supreme When One Worships Him Alone

One of the most important goals of a Muslim in this life is to spread the Qur'anic morals all over the world, so that people can serve God as they should. In the Qur'an, God has shown believers the way to achieve these aims and commanded as follows:

God has promised those of you who believe and do right actions that He will make them successors in the land as He made those before them successors, and will firmly establish for them their religion with which He is pleased and give them, in place of their fear, security. 'They worship Me, not associating anything with Me.' Any who are disbelievers after that, such people are deviators. (Surat an-Nur: 55)

In accordance with a secret God reveals to believers, God will secure the establishment of the values of the Qur'an all over the world if believers only worship God, without ascribing partners to Him. This is a very important secret, because, it indicates that it is the responsibility of every believer to spread the guidance of the Qur'an among all people. Since this is the case, every believer of conscience should strictly avoid associating partners with God and worship only Him. Before all else, associating partners with God is a sin that God does not forgive and which sends man to hell. However, it may well be that a majority of people relate this concept to pagans who worship idols. Mankind should also be wary of the "hidden idolatry". In this form of idolatry, one can readily express his faith in God, acceptance of God as the one and only God and creator and obedience to Him. But, fearing any being other than God, considering the approval and support of other people more important, considering trade, family and ancestry more important than God and striving in His way, are outright idolatry. The true sense of faith as explained in the Qur'an deems the good pleasure of God above and over anything else. The affection displayed to all beings other than God, can only be means to earn God's pleasure. Those who feel indebted to people for a blessing given to them, who regard them as their protector are, in fact, idolaters. This is because, the One Who bestows various kinds of sustenance to people is God; the One Who feeds, protects and shelters every living being and restores them to health when they are ill is God alone. If God wills, He restores a sick person to health by the hand of a doctor. In this sense, it is illogical for someone to pin his hopes only on the doctor. Because, no doctor can cure a patient unless by the Will of God. A person whose health is improved should see his doctor as a person by whose hands God restores him to health and, accordingly, show the due respect to the doctor. However, knowing that it is actually God Who heals, it is God to Whom he should be grateful. Otherwise, he would be associating partners with God and would ascribe an attribute of God to man. All Muslims should strictly avoid hidden idolatry, and making friends, confidants or protectors other than God.