MAN AND RELIGION
He is not like the believer who believes in a supreme objective and aims to be higher than the level of the materialistic and instinctive desires. A believer, therefore, follows a spiritual conduct which sublimates through into his supreme humanity, passing through successive stages of perfection, continuing higher and higher, planting in him the love of good and perfection, because the continual growth towards Allah the Perfect, stamps in the believer's heart the love of perfection and the adhersion to the attributes of the Absolute Perfect. He thus places world and whatever there is in it, on a lower level, as a secondary thing, leading a life, in which his foremost anxiety is to adhere to loftier ideals, only to meet his basic needs and not to tie his existence to it. He regards the life in this world as a transient stage, a stop for one to muster and mobilize one's strength to move on to a
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higher and more supreme world, the afterworld.
Such a believer lives in the highest degree of spiritual happiness, and the most supreme stage of faith, feeling assured of the results of his existence. He sees nothing in the unknown to be afraid of. He has no feeling of non-being or fear of pershing that may discomfort him in his life. He lives with a perpetual hope of progressively proceeding towards a world full of joy, under the shelter of happiness and spiritual quietness.
"And (as for) those who believe and do good work, and believe in what has been revealed to Muhammad, and it is the very truth from their Lord, He will remove their evil deeds from them and improve their condition".
Holy Qur'an (47:2)
So, the spiritual man leads, through his faith, a happy life (and feels) being true to himself. He satisfies the need of the soul which is proceeding naturally towards eternity, and removes from it the apprehensions of perishability- a feeling which chases the infidel and the sceptic, knowingly or unknowingly, turning his life into an unbearable hell, a misery that sees no happiness at all: