In Islam, all worship has a purpose to be done. So, what are the purposes of worship in the religion of Islam? Here is what you need to know about the purposes of worship in Islam, which we have examined in detail for you.
News update date 06.04.2019 18:04
The purpose of worship in Islam is to gain the consent of Allah, to obey His orders and to gain his consent by fulfilling his orders and in return of this consent, to earn the rewards that Allah will give on the day of the Last Day.
Worship is done first of all because Allah (swt) commands. For example, a person does not hesitate to fulfill what he / she likes to do, but is happy to do so. Why, because the person he loved wanted it. When the mother of the person asks for something from her, her son does what the mother wants. Because the mother is the most precious being of the person and doing what he wants spiritually saturates the person, gives pleasure.
In the example of “mother”, the person who has a model role is human-born. There is also one who created the person who gave birth to him, and that is Allah. Allah created man in the most beautiful way. “We created man in the most beautiful way.” (Surat al-Tin 4: 4) He has given hands, has given feet, has given reason to think, has given everyone the sake of worship or not. These are just a few. He has given thousands of millions of blessings to people like these. Therefore, worshiping a Lord who gives such blessings means the gratitude of the person, in other words, thanking those who are given.
What are the Requirements for Worship Validity?
A person who believes in Islam, is obliged to worship God. So, how should it be worshiped for worship to be valid?
- All the worship we do is only to gain Allah’s (cc) consent.
“Worship” literally means “respect behavior”. In other words, it is the actions (deeds) to be performed as a body in the face of respect for the creator. Praying is a worship, fasting is a worship, zakat is a worship, and pilgrimage is a worship. But there is only one condition for these to be valid, and that is to be done in order to gain the consent of Allah (cc). In other words, fear of hell or worship is not given to enter heaven, Paradise is given as a reward for those who adequately worship, and Hell is given as a punishment for those who do not.
- All the worship we do and do in our life is Hz. Muhammad (saws) to be done in accordance with the law
Is there a way to worship? Of course there is. Each worship (prayer, fasting, zakat, hajj) and other worship has a certain way of performing. For example, to perform prayers, such as standing first, then bowing down, then prostrate, praying after reading prayers, taking the transfer of God to the Prophet (pbuh) on the basis of what he taught us by the Prophet (pbuh). must. In other words, a person cannot determine his own way of worship. We told all this to say, “Hz. Muhammad’s (saas) sharia ”and we accept that worship should be according to this condition.
- Performing worship according to the conditions
There is a way of doing every worship. People who go to Hajj go to Mecca, which is far from their homeland, when they come here, they have to fulfill their dreams such as circumambying the Kaaba, stoning the devil and going between Sefa-Merve hills. Someone who wants to pray must first have financially clean, that is, ablution. These preconditions must be fulfilled in order for worship to be valid. Otherwise, it is not accepted even if worship is done.
What are the Individual and Social Benefits of Worship?
A person does the worship, of course, to gain the consent of Allah (cc). But while doing these, it will benefit both the self and the society. So what are the individual and social benefits of worship?
Individual Benefits of Worship
- It leads one to gain the consent of Allah (cc),
- It improves one’s morality,
- It provides the person with material and spiritual beauty,
- It ensures that the person is peaceful and happy,
- It allows people to remember the hereafter life constantly, to understand that the problems they face in the world are temporary,
- It reminds one that he will be constantly “mortal” and ensures that he will tidy his world,
- It protects the person from bad and harmful behavior.
Social Benefits of Worship
- In a worshiped society, the crime rate decreases,
- It provides unity, solidarity and solidarity in the society,
- It ensures trust and stability in societies,
- It ensures the society to be sure of each other.
All the above mentioned individual and social benefits are available where worship is fulfilled properly. In other words, by worshiping, not only will it benefit itself, it will also be beneficial for the whole world.