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Books- The Constituents of the Divine Assignment- 3rd Constituent - Paragraph (2-5), Fitrah and Divine Assignement
   
 
 
In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful  
 

 This topic we are about to discuss is regulated by the following Ayah:

﴾So set you (O Muhammad PBUH) your face towards the religion of pure Islamic Monotheism Hanifa (worship none but Allah Alone) Allah's Fitrah (i.e. Allah's Islamic Monotheism), with which He has created mankind.﴿

[Ar-Rum, 30]

 Iqamah (setting one's self towards an orientation) is the ultimate activity (of man). Haneefan means to incline to an orientation; namely, to tend to worship Allah Alone. Actually this is the definition of worship; it is a voluntary obedience mixed with hearted love. Thus, whosoever obeys Allah but does not love Him will not fulfill worshiping Him, and whosoever loves Allah and does not obey Him will not fulfill worshiping Him. Hence, the act of worshiping Allah is a voluntary obedience, mixed with a hearted love, based on certainty and leads to eternal happiness.

﴾So set you (O Muhammad PBUH) your face towards the religion of pure Islamic Monotheism Hanifa (worship none but Allah Alone) Allah's Fitrah (i.e. Allah's Islamic Monotheism), with which He has created mankind.﴿

 There is an outstanding indication in this Ayah. Setting your face towards the religion installed in man's soul means that man is molded to love justice, and he is Divinely ordered to be just. Also, he is molded to love mercy, and he is Divinely ordered to be merciful towards all creatures on earth. Hence, all the Divine Orders and Prohibitions get along with man's Fitrah (an inborn natural predisposition. It is inclined towards right action and submission to Allah, the One Deity) and are congruent with it. Allah the Almighty says:

﴾So set you (O Muhammad PBUH) your face towards the religion of pure Islamic Monotheism Hanifa (worship none but Allah Alone) Allah's Fitrah (i.e. Allah's Islamic Monotheism), with which He has created mankind.﴿

 Also, man is molded (the contemporary term is "tuned") to love goodness. Thus, the Fitrah which Allah has installed in man's soul is congruent with Allah's Method completely. This explains why the minute man decides to become upright on the Path of Allah and to reconcile with Him, he feels that a mountain-like load is taken off his back, simply because he comes to terms with his Fitrah and his soul, and because this soul becomes in harmony with the universe. Peace of mind, tranquility and happiness are the inevitable outcome of obeying Allah since man comes to terms with his Fitrah.

 In fact, worries, pessimism, melancholy, gloominess and stress are the prompt self-punishment of the soul. Accordingly, most psychological diseases are the outcome of conflicting with Fitrah, given melancholy is the most prevalent disease at all in the world. When man's deeds and actions contradict his Fitrah on purpose or due to ignorance, he falls in remorse.

 If Fitrah does not aspire to perfection and does not long to it, man will have no compunction when his deeds oppose perfection. Hence, whoever deviates from the Path of Allah will get self-reproaching, which will be manifested in having temper, saying harsh words, reacting violently to sh3er, getting bored and fed up and suffering from a state of inner confusion.

((Abu Hurairah narrated that the Prophet PBUH said: "There is no one born but is created to his true nature (Islam). It is his parents who make him a Jew, a Christian or a Magian quite as beasts produce their young with their limbs perfect. Do you see anything deficient in them?"))

[Al-Bukhari, Muslim and Ahmad]

((The Prophet PBUH said in a Sahih Hadith:

"I have created My servants as one having a natural inclination to the worship of Allah, but it is Satan who turns them away from the right religion."))

[Muslim and An-Nasa'ee]

 Shaitan (Satan) sometimes covers man's Fitrah (with his whispers). Actually, the sound Fitrah is a reference, but the covered one (covered with lusts, desires and bad deeds) can no more be considered a good reference to evaluate man's deeds.

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