“Presenting one’s gratitude to God is tawhid, while presenting it instead to a creature of God is shirk. During ancient times people attributed divinity to the sun, moon and other natural phenomena such as rain. This was because at that time they couldn’t explain these occurrences and held them in mysterious awe. Today after scientific advances, people rationally understand these natural phenomena. But in the present times the Creator has been separated from creation. People draw benefits from discoveries in nature but do not offer thanks to their Creator. Today people are living in a contradiction: they utilize the blessings of God but do not acknowledge God’s gifts to them. This contradiction in their lives is the source for the tension and stress we see in people today. “

Maulana Wahiduddin Khan


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