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What does the ‘Ibaadat of Allah Ta’ala mean?

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Q: When the Quraan say that Allah has created us for His worship only (something to the effect and I am not certain if there is such a ayaat), does this refer to His worship until we die, taste death, only in this world and not in jannah?


A: Ibaadat refers to His service and recognition. So His recognition will continue in Jannah as well insha-Allah.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

وَمَا خَلَقْتُ الْجِنَّ وَالإنْسَ إِلا لِيَعْبُدُونِ أي: إنما خلقتهم لآمرهم بعبادتي، لا لاحتياجي إليهم … وقال ابن جُرَيْج: إلا ليعرفون (تفسير ابن كثير 4/238)

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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