MAN AND RELIGION
"Surely those who act in opposition to Allah wad His Apostle shall be laid dawn prostrate as those before them... "
Holy Our'an (58:5)
To have faith in Allah, and observe the valuable principles of religion, satisfy in man yet another spiritual need - the tendency in the human soul to sanctify and glorify.
Man, through his innate feelings and psychological construction, senses the existence of a Greater-Being, a complete perfection, before which he feels humble and tiny; so he starts to glorify it, yet he cannot understand it clearly. Hut as he inevitably has to express these innate feelings, he may either proceed in the right direction - that is, in the direction of worshipping the Creator, through the guidance of the prophets and the sound teachings of religion, or in the wrong direction through worshipping man-made creatures and idols, or adoring the detested ego' which is the source of danger, inequity, aggression and greed, causing man to turn into a slave, worshipping and glorifying, not Allah, but tyrants, aspirations, desires, wealth, authority, pride, etc. Thus, humanity's tragedy is actualized in the ugliest forms of deviation, tyranny and abnormal practices. Allah has truthfully said:
"You Only worship idols besides Allah and you create a lie... "
Holy Ouran (29:17)
Anything worshipped other than Allah, is but a fictitious and illusive image. And any inclination not to Him is a twisting of the instinct of worship and sanctification.
Religion guides man to worship Allah, the Exalted Truth, over everything else in this world, such as desire, pleasure, riches, dignity and power. Man is, thus, directed to worship tie One to Whom are attributed all the qualities of perfection, such as justice, mercy, truthfulness, kindness, gentleness, knowledge, wisdom,
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