Surah Al-Anaam, Verse 162:
قُلْ إِنَّ صَلَاتِي وَنُسُكِي وَمَحْيَايَ وَمَمَاتِي لِلَّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ
Say (O Muhammad SAW): “Verily, my Salat (prayer), my sacrifice, my living, and my dying are for Allah, the Lord of the ‘Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists).
In order to become devoted slaves of Allah, we have do as Allah (swt) commanded His messenger (saw) to do, in the above verse.
Salah & sacrifice: Indeed, we do not allow any living creature, no matter how important he may be, to have a share of your worship. We make salah to Allah alone, the lord of all mankind & jinn alike, not to any jinn or man, & not seeking the praise of men, for verily, in that is the lesser type of shirk (joining patners in worship of Allah), May Allah protect us. Similarly, all our sacrifices (umrah, hajj, others),is for The One Who gave us the means of offering such a sacrifice, alone, & not letting any man or jinn, a share of our intention.
Living & dying: Shouldn’t we live for The One Who gave us the life itself? Let’s make intention for our every action to be for Allah. Why do we study & go for work: “to seek halal means of fending for ourselves, our families & to help the religion of Allah by spending from what we gain, & likewise other actions we do. Let’s lead our lives in such a way that we do everything for The One Who gave us the gift of life, -i.e we do that which only pleases Allah for surely He never wastes the reward of the good-doer. (3:171)
“O you who believe! Do your duty to Allah & fear Him. seek the means of nearness to Him, & strive hard in His cause as much as you can, so that you may be successful. [5:35]