Yaqeen Institute for Islamic Research

Why Does God Ask People to Worship Him?

This question has been a recurrent criticism among antagonists of religion. It has even stirred doubts in many believers who have been worn down by its relentless repetition, or who have simply lost hope in ever having it answered to their satisfaction.

This animation breaks down why the question itself is problematic, and addresses the more pertinent question: “Why do we need to worship God?”

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Mohammad Elshinawy

Mohammad Elshinawy

FELLOW | Mohammad Elshinawy is a Graduate of English Literature at Brooklyn College, NYC. He studied at College of Hadith at the Islamic University of Madinah and is a graduate and instructor of Islamic Studies at Mishkah University. He has translated major works for the International Islamic Publishing House, the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America, and Mishkah University