Why do we learn the deen, or ukhrawi (Islamic) subjects?

If you ask any Muslims, some will say: for Da’wah.  To them, learning the Deen is to preach to others. If you don’t want to be a preacher, studying Deen is just a waste of time. Is there something wrong with this picture? This should not be your main cause in learning the Deen, though it should be one of the causes. The main cause is actually for your own benefit: For Allah, so I could practice the Deen correctly and get eternal salvation, while showing a good example of a True Muslim to others.
One could say: I already know how to pray, fast etc., so why should I learn more?
The answer is, how would you know what you know is enough? See all the blessings Allah Ta3laa gave you; have you done enough for Him? Truth is, you can never really repay Him. But out of His mercy, the only things he asks of you is doing the 5 salaahs, pay zakah, fast in the holy month of Ramadan, perform hajj and other obligatory stuff. (Which we never really do properly or we don’t do at all). How ungrateful of us. Our creator gave us everything and the only little things He ask from us we cannot do.
Allah Almighty knows Syaithaan will try his best to sway us from Allah’s path just as he had strayed from it. As Allah is the All-Merciful, All-Knowing,  he knows that the challenge would be too great and out of our league for Him to make more things obligatory for us, Muhammad’s pbuh Ummah. So, Allah Ta3laa arranged fate so as for the original obligatory 50 salaahs be lowered to just 5.
SubhanAllah! See how merciful He is?
Our existence is too based on His mercy. If He wanted, He would’nt have even created us!
As He said:

“51:56 I have only created Jinns and men, that they may serve Me.”
51:57 No Sustenance do I require of them, nor do I require that they should   feed Me.
51:58 For Allah is He Who gives (all) Sustenance,- Lord of Power,- Steadfast (forever)

One could say: I’ll study Islam when I get old..
Truth is, how do you know whether the subsequent breaths you are about to take are continuous, or rather be your last…
So as Muslims, we can never ever put learning Islam as unimportant because Islam is the purpose of our existence. How could we live if we don’t even know or delve into our purpose in this world?

All the good is from Allah Almighty, while all the bad and horrible stuff is from me, an imperfect, weak slave uncapable of warding off syaithaan, except with her Creators help!
Allahu A3lam

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2 thoughts on “Why do we learn the deen, or ukhrawi (Islamic) subjects?

  1. Dear sister, you have made your point very clear: Know your purpose!
    Jazakillah Khayr.

    • Thanks for the advice! Remember all praise is due to Allah only, as we are all servants to His will. We are mediums used to convey His message to mankind.

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