Quran surah 1 verses 3 to 7:
“Most Gracious, Most Merciful; 001.003
Master of the Day of Judgment. 001.004
You do we serve, and Your aid we seek. 001.005
Show us the straight way, 001.006
The way of those on whom have bestowed your Grace, those whose
(portion) is not wrath, and who go not astray”. 001.007
The above is part of the surah called “Fathiha” which every Muslim recites every time he prays five times a day
He says that he serves God and asks God to show him the straight Way.
Does he serve any other than God – for example, his ego, vested interests, leaders, clergy, etc?
Does he try to find out what is the straight way? If he prays 5 times a day for a year, he would have asked God to show him the straight way 17 x 365 = 6,205 times!!!
Having asked 6,205 times in a year, does he make an effort to find the Way? If he does not, is he not taking God in jest?