The Purposes of Believing in Allah for Muslims
Believing in Allah is a part of the pillars of faith that must be believed by every Muslim in this world. Believing in Allah means believing with all of your heart that Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala is the only God that must be worshiped. There is no ally for Him.
Allah Ta’ala said,
ذَلِكَ بِأَنَّ اللهَ هُوَ الْحَقُّ وَأَنَّ مَايَدْعُونَ مِن دُونِهِ هُوَ الْبَاطِلُ وَأَنَّ اللهَ هُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْكَبِيرُ
“(Allah’s power) that is because indeed, Allah, He is (God) The Truth, and indeed, anything that they call other than Allah is wrong, and indeed, Allah, He is The Highest and The Greatest.” (QS. Al-Hajj: 62)
However, what are actually the purposes of believing in Allah?
Maybe that thing has ever come up in your mind. Do not hesitate! Because Allah does not send down a command without a clear and logical purpose. That command of course brings a lot of goodness.
These are some purposes of believing in Allah.
Depending on Allah Only
Believing in Allah is very closely related with Islamic tawhid knowledge. Where the faith must be actualized in rububiyah, uluhiyah and His asma’ wa shifat. Understanding the tawhid knowledge is not difficult, because we can learn it through the Qur’an. It contains many things about the history of tawhid knowledge and the previous stories which aim to strengthen our faith that it is only Allah who must be worshiped.
The faith in Allah that has been embedded correctly in one’s self will make him fully depending on Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. So that in every matter, he always involves Allah.
Perfecting the Embodiment of Love to Allah
Love is a great energy and also has a great influence to the people who feel it. However, without the right guide, love may have a negative impact to the person. So, be careful when falling in love!
Love that will be explained here is love to Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. Believing in Allah means loving Allah with all of your heart and soul. When love to Allah has reached the perfection, then a servant will always try to istiqomah in Islam as a form of love to Allah.
Allah Ta’ala said,
قُلِ اللَّهُمَّ مَالِكَ الْمُلْكِ تُؤْتِي الْمُلْكَ مَنْ تَشَاءُ وَتَنْزِعُ الْمُلْكَ مِمَّنْ تَشَاءُ وَتُعِزُّ مَنْ تَشَاءُ وَتُذِلُّ مَنْ تَشَاءُ ۖ بِيَدِكَ الْخَيْرُ ۖ إِنَّكَ عَلَىٰ كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
“Say: “O God who owns the kingdom, You give the kingdom to people who You will and You withdraw the kingdom from people who You will. You glorify people who You will and You humiliate people who You will. In Your hands are all goodness. Indeed, You are The Powerful for everything.”” (QS. Ali ‘Imran : 26)
When we try our best to love Allah, then Allah will also love us, give various graces and show His power to us. Subhanallah!
So, let’s practice various ways to love Allah more than anything by doing His commands and staying away from His prohibitions!
Those are some purposes of believing in Allah that you must understand. How important it is to believe in Allah to achieve the real happiness in the world and the afterlife. Aamiin insha Allah.