Humans Created with a Need to Worship
Allaah created humans with a need to worship to compliment their natural belief in God.
The first command in the Qur’aan is to worship:
“O human kind! Worship your Lord, Who created you and those before you so that you may become pious.” (Soorah al-Baqarah, 2: 21)
Humans everywhere, in every corner of the earth, in every era are involved in worshipping God. The worship may be distorted in form and content. But, nevertheless, they are obsessed with worshipping God.
Times of Crises
Even those who deny God, when death overtakes them at the point of death or calamity the call out for God.
“When being drowned caught him, he cried: ‘I believe that none has the right to be worshipped but He in whom the Children of Israa’eel believe. And I am one of the Muslims.” (Soorah Younus, 10: 90)
“When I show favor to a human being, he withdraws and turns away; but when evil touches him, his supplications become long.” (Soorah Fussilat, 41: 51)
“They denied them [the signs] wrongfully and arrogantly, though their own selves were convinced of them.” (Soorah an-Naml, 27: 14)
Yusuf Islam mentioned that the first time he reached out for God was when he was swimming and started to drown a voice welled up from inside him: “O God! Save me and I’ll be good.”
The atheist on a Boeing 747 sees an engine fall of one of the wings and the plane turns downward in a death dive, screams out: “O God! O God! O God!”