MAN AND RELIGION
"...thus do We make the signs distinct for a people who understand".
Holy Our'an (30:28)
"...Most surely there are signs in this for a people who reflect".
Holy Qur'an (39:42)
When the mind is given freedom of thinking and contemplation, away from influences, deviations, and factors of misinterpretation, it will be able to discover the mental climate which assists its growth and to properly understand life. That climate is the way of the Qur'an and religion. Only under its light the mind can explain life and estimate it as required. In this way man would discover his inefficiency and his need to follow the path of religion and to be guided by it.
THE SPIRITUAL MISSION OF RELIGION
Man's relations to the realm of matter and nature, placing his interests exclusively on them, confining his consciousness and feelings to their narrow field, and moulding everyday behaviour and tendencies according to them, gradually change his life into a mechanical one, killing in him the perception of the Grand Truth, and taking from him the secret of happiness and the source of human perfection in this life.
Sensuality and believing only in the material world, cannot lift man above the bestial and material level of the senses. Neither they grant man a loftier image, nor help him to understand a truth higher than that towards all his aspirations and hopes are inclined.