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EVERY PERSON IS BORN ON THE PATH OF GOD

Man is a creature and God is the Creator. Every creature must seek the blessings of his Creator. Every man and woman must proceed towards this goal destined by God. This is laid down in the Qur’an in the chapter Al-Dhariyat (Scattering Winds). The translation of this verse is as follows: (The Prophet said) Therefore hasten to God; truly, I am sent by Him to give you a clear warning. (51:50)

Every man and woman is born on the path of God. Some proceed along this predetermined path, while others deviate from it. Steadfastness in remaining on the true path is subject to a divine test, and everyone will certainly be put to this test. Everyone must exercise great prudence in this, for it is only those who follow this path who will go to Paradise. Those who fail to do so will be led to eternal failure. It is an established fact that every person is born with a certain inner urge—nature’s gift to him—to reach a particular goal. This urge is so common that there is no exception whatsoever—rich and poor, or educated and uneducated, all are born with this natural urge. So, it is an issue for all individuals. What is this goal? First of all, it is to find out one’s own Creator, to understand the creation plan of God, and to grasp all those factors that are relevant to life in this world.

All the prophets came with this single agenda. They all wanted to guide mankind towards this goal. To this end, they received revelations that took the form of guidance from God Almighty. The Qur’an is pre-dated by several revealed books. But now it has been established that the Qur’an is the only authentic work of religious reference, it being the only divine book to have been preserved in its original form. The only path that has no end is the road to God. It continues even after the death of human beings, both men and women. It is an unbroken trajectory into eternity, from the limited world to a world without limitations. This represents a transition from the imperfect world to the perfect world, from materialism to spirituality and, as such, is a voyage from time and space to beyond time and space. All other roads end with the death of the human being.

It is a fact that every man lives in a state of frustration. But why is there this frustration? The reason is that man by birth wants a complete world to live in, but in the present world, he is compelled to live in a world that is not complete. Journeying on the road to God is the solution. This road takes you from the incomplete to the complete: it is the hallowed nature of God’s path that gives the traveler of this path unlimited bliss. The only path that has no end is the road to God. It continues even after the death of human beings, both men and women. It is an unbroken trajectory into eternity, from the limited world to a world without limitations. The road to God means a sublime passage from unfulfilled desires to total fulfillment. The road to God, in other words, means the road to Paradise the final goal of those who want to return to their Maker.

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