Imam ‘Ali bin Abi Tolib r.a. said:“The foremost in religion is the acknowledgement of Him (Allah)” Mankind’s existence is not accidental as though without purpose,but humans by nature are capable of knowing meanings and purpose tohis life and his special place in nature. Unlike animals, man’s reasoning faculty is summoned to reflect uponthe higher philosophical questions as to the meaning and purpose of lifewhich leads to the cognition of the existence of the Divine. There is already and innate predisposition in him towards wanting toserve (worship) someone or something.
Those who claimed to be “atheists” even are in reality serving orworshipping their own Selves (their desires). “Have you seen he who has taken as his god his [own] desire , and Allah has sent him astray due to knowledge and has set a seal upon his hearing and his heart and put over his vision a veil? So who will guide him after Allah? Then will you not be reminded?” (Qur’an: Jathiya: 45: 24)