Today we can see that all of this materialistic progress produced a spiritual vacuum that led to complex social, economical, political, and psychological problems. Many of those who 'fled" their religions are in search again. Some try to "escape" the complexity of their daily lives through various means.
The innate nature (Fitrah) in man recognizes what is good and bad, what is true and false. It recognises that the attributes of God (Allah) must be true, unique, and all-perfect. It does not feel comfortable towards any kind of degradation of His Attributes, nor does it relax towards attributing human-like qualities to the Creator. Many who became "discontent with God" did so because of the practices of the Church in medieval Europe and because of claims such as "God dwells in a son" and that "everyone is born with an original sin". They "escaped" into worshipping a new thing called "mother nature." With the advancement of materialistic technology others from different "religions" adopted the concept of "forget God" and "let us live this life and enjoy it." They revived the old "god" of Rome, the "god of desire."
Today we can see that all of this materialistic progress produced a spiritual vacuum that led to complex social, economical, political, and psychological problems. Many of those who 'fled" their religions are in search again. Some try to "escape" the complexity of their daily lives through various means. Those who examined the Qur'an and Islam found a complete code for life that requires man to fulfil the purpose of his existence on earth.
Allah does not want man to be enslaved to any false deity: nature, drugs, lust, money, other men or women, desire, or sex. This holds true for Muslims and non-Muslims as well. He gives the proofs that He Alone is the One Who can deliver man to free himself from the slavery to any form of creation and to turn to his Creator Alone. He is the First, nothing before Him. He is the Last, everything ends except Him. He is Most High, nothing above Him. He is Most Near, nothing is beyond His reach. He does not beget, nor is He begotten. He is the Lord of Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and Muhammad, the Praise and Mercy of Allah be upon them all. To Him Alone man must submit.
Mankind must know about the purpose of their existence on earth; their responsibility towards their Creator and what they must do in preparation for the Day on which they will return to Him.
[Introduction to The Purpose of Creation & The Return to the Creator]