An atheist asked me what benefit I had seen from God as a result of my prayers and worshipping so much up to now. When looked from the outside, we have a poor life. Does this situation not confirm what the atheist says?

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An atheist asked me what benefit I had seen from God as a result of my prayers and worshipping so much up to now. When looked from the outside, we have a poor life. Does this situation not confirm what the atheist says?
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Dear Brother / Sister,

When the fanaticism of prejudice settles in the subconscious regarding a certain subject, it almost hypnotizes the individual. Then, this individual starts to consider himself to be in the realm of wrongs. As long as he remains in this situation, he sees gold as copper and diamond as coal. For there is no gold or diamond there according to his view.

For an atheist, there is no meaning of being a human, having faith, healthy working of seventy trillion cells and regular working of the universe for man. For it is not possible for him to realize these facts in the darkness of unbelief.

What is the value of the material things that will transform the state of poverty into richness? A hundred thousand? Please just think for a few minutes: Are all of them worth an eye?

Our Lord, who gave such a precious life to us, could give us the things for the lack of which we disobey Him such as cars, houses and property if He wished; however, it is not the purpose of being a human.

The heart is the place where the love of God exists. No other love can settle there. There should not be any space for others there. Some troubles, scarcity, misfortunes can hit us; we are tested through them to see whether any love other than His has settled there or not. Our Lord knows our hearts but those misfortunes enable us to be aware of those facts and to evaluate the result of our reactions. Then, we think it is time we checked what we love except Allah, if we really worshipped Him and if we dare to say He did not give us anything though we worshipped Him so much.

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