This word “so” that begins these verses implies that when the reality has become clear to you, and you have come to know that none, but Allah, is the Creator, Master and Sovereign of this universe, and of man himself, then inevitably your conduct should be such as is indicated in this verse. “Set your face sincerely and truly…”: This means do not turn your face to any other direction after you have adopted this way of life. Then, you should, think like a Muslim. Your likes and dislikes should be of a Muslim. Your values and standards should be the ones set by Islam, and your character and conduct should bear the stamp of Islam. The affairs of your individual and collective life should be ordered according to the way taught by Islam.
“This Faith” means the Faith that the Qur’an presents. The Monotheistic Faith in which none, but Allah is worthy of worship and obedience. The Faith in which none can be an associate of Allah in His Divinity, in His attributes, and in His powers and rights. The Faith in which man, by his own free will, chooses to order his life in accordance with the Guidance and Law of Allah.
All human beings have been created on the nature that none but One, Allah, is their Creator, Lord and Deity. Be steadfast on this nature. If you adopt the attitude of independence, you will be following a way opposed to your nature, and if you serve and worship another besides Allah, then you will also be working against your nature.
This subject has been explained by the Holy Prophet (saws) in a number of Ahadith. According to Bukhari and Muslim, the Holy Prophet (saws) said:
“Every child who is born, is born on our human nature. It is his parents who make him a Jew, or a Christian, etc. An example is of an animal which gives birth to complete and sound young ones. None is born with torn and cut off ears, but the idol worshippers tear their ears afterwards, on account of their superstitions and ignorance.”