I have a glove here in my hand. The glove cannot do anything by itself, but when my hand is in it, it can do many things. True, it is not the glove, but my hand in the glove that acts. We are gloves. It is the Holy Spirit in us who is the hand, who does the job. We have to make room for the hand so that every finger is filled. ~Corrie ten Boom
This simply does not make sense to me. Why did God create me lacking this fundamental part of me? Why am I not good enough, smart enough, pure enough, to understand what God wants of me without some sort of outside interference? So, my own innate sense, my soul, is not enough to seek God?
See, Islam has this concept, called fitrah. Being born on the fitrah means that Allah created in us, as part of our inherent makeup, the understanding that there is a God and the desire to seek Him. Our fitrah is to believe in One God; it is our parents or society or other outside influences that misguide us away from our innate understanding of this concept, which is called tauheed in Arabic. We don’t have to be imbued with some outside operator in order to seek God, or to be able to understand Him in the imperfect yet awe-inspiring manner we are allowed.