Worship in Islam and Contemplation in God's Creation (An Analytical Study)

  • Dr. Samina Begum Assistant Professor, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar
  • Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Ibrar Ullah Assistant Professor, The University of Azad Jammu & Kashmir Muzaffarabad
  • Dr. Hashmat Begum Assistant Professor, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar
Keywords: Worship, Contemplation, God’s Creation, Attributes


The contemplation of God’s creation is one of the greatest forms of worship in Islam  every human being, when he observes the different scenes of this universe of colors and smells, enjoys seeing some of them so much that he longs to repeat this pleasure۔  It is not amazing, therefore, that countless Quranic verses give confidence this action and do so using a range of methods to appeal to every temperament and religious state. The mean is to switch people away from their dulled senses, awful habits, and monotonous familiarity, and encourage them to observe the signs of their Lord in the world with insight and vulnerable hearts. True Islamic contemplation can only spring from a mind that believes in God and a mind that submits to Him and His glorious Attributes. This is the unwavering faith of oneness (tawhÏd), which is to bear witness that the Almighty is the One and only God Who created, governs, and maintain the universe. Any other form of contemplation of the attractiveness and brilliance of the heavens and the earth would be measured atheism or polytheism (shirk) because the contemplator would not be distinguished, let alone admiring and express thanks to the Creator. In all religions, after beliefs, the highest importance is given to worship. Worship and contemplation are inseparable.


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