Allah Ta’ala says in the Quran “I have created jinn and humans only so that they may worship Me” (Surat al-Zariyaat: 77).

The Ayat suggests that the sole reason for creation is that the jinn and humans would worship Allah. This implies that Allah is in need of their worship, and far be it for Allah Ta’ala to be in need or want of anything. On the face of it, this Ayat presents a contradiction. How can we understand it?

How should we worship Allah Ta’ala? What should our intention be in His worship? What is the difference between physical worship and intellectual worship? Why do we need both?

Syedna TUS answers these deceptively simple and immensely deep questions in this 17th Majlis of the Majalis al Hikma series.