Familiarity With God 10item Is it possible for humankind to know Allah (awj)? If yes, to what degree and what is the value of such knowledge? The Shia believes in “neither suspension, nor comparison”, what is the meaning of this sentence? How atoms give us a lesson in Monotheism? In theology, the inner voice is called Fitrat (our “God giving voice”), but perhaps this inner voice is the result of things which we have heard from our environment or what our mother and father have told us or things we have heard in school and it has become very common and normal for us. How this issue can be solved? Why do we think about God and study ways of knowing the Creator of the universe? It is said that since Allah (swt) is All-Sufficient, He is in no need of our worship and that it is for ourselves; does this mean that the worship of even the Ahlul-Bayt was for themselves? Doesn’t believing in such, invalidate our worship? How is this matter not in conflict with what Imam Ali (as) says about the worship of some being only for Allah (swt)? In other words, we all know that Allah (swt) is needless of all things, so we have to justify Him ordering us to worship Him by saying that it is for ourselves. The question is that is all of this worship, prayer, dhikr, standing before Allah (swt) and praising Him really only for us? To tell you the truth, the phrase “for us” bothers me, because it takes away the sweetness of worship from me. I don’t know what to say…I mean if this is the case, then was the imams’ worship only for themselves? For them to reach higher levels of spirituality? This doesn’t seem to be something good and beautiful, and isn't convincing either. If so, then what does this saying of Imam Ali (as) mean: “Some worship Allah (swt) out of fear from the hellfire, some worship Him out of eagerness for heaven, and some do it just for Him.”? Aren't the two first groups the imam mentions worshipping Allah (swt) for themselves (their desires and comfort) and aren't they inferior to the third group who do it just for Him? If so, then what does it mean that the third group does it just for Him, while He is the All-Sufficient? I'd like to know if the fact of believing in Allah is innate. I believe in God and pray to Him, but sometimes I don’t know how to picture him. This matter is bothering me. What is the role of mediators in getting near to God? How can we get to know God and rely on and truly love him?