Islam is the Arabic word for “surrender”. To be a Muslim means you have surrendered to the will of Allah in your life. This is for the foundational truth of the religion called Islam. Unfortunately, we live in a world that is completely antagonistic and hostile to any form of surrender. The only kind of surrender that the modern world offers really is no surrender at all.
It’s all about self-seeking. It’s all about putting yourself forward often at the expense of others. It’s all about seeking pleasure. It’s all about gaining more money. It’s all about self-absorption. This is the precise opposite of true religion because true religion and rooted in the one true
God is all about surrender. It’s all about Him, His law and His will for your life. This is a black and white situation. You’re either going to go on one path, or you are going to go on another path, but let me cut the story short.
The path of the world leads to destruction. It leads to emptiness. If you don’t believe me, pay attention to how people consume. It seems that the more we get, the emptier we feel.