Who is the God of Islam?
Muslims worship the same God as the Christians and Jews – the God of all three Abrahamic Faiths. The same God who created the Universe and all that is in it, which makes Him the Owner and Master of everything in the Universe, including mankind.
He is the only God – there are no others. He has no children, parents, peers or adversaries. He was never born nor will He ever die.
He is perfect and self-sustaining, so He has no need for food, drink, sleep, rest or anything else.
He does not resemble us nor does He resemble anything else He has created. He is unique.
Why do Muslims worship God?
Firstly, Muslims worship God for all that He has given us: our life, our intellect, our health and our bodies. He granted us loving parents, siblings, children and friends for company. He blessed us with food to eat, shelter over our heads and the very air we
breathe. We can never thank Him enough for that but we can at least worship Him.
Secondly, Muslims worship God because He tells us that doing so leads to a successful life and afterlife. We accept this because God, as the Designer and Creator of mankind, knows what is best for us.
How do Muslims worship God?
Firstly, Muslims worship God by seeking to build a deep and close personal relationship with Him. This takes the form of daily prayers, fasting, giving charity or making pilgrimage. It can also be through thanking and remembering God throughout the day and asking Him for help and support when under stress or difficulty.
Secondly, Muslims worship God by seeking to improve morals and manners in all aspects of their lives: from how best to treat animals, friends, family and neighbours, contributing to building a happy and harmonious community and society.
In Islam, worshipping God is so much more than simply ritual prayer and obedience. Muslims try to worship God with every thought, speech and action that they make.