MAN AND RELIGION
"And his people disputed with him. He said: Do you dispute with me about Allah? And He has guided me indeed; and I do not fear in any way those that you set up with him, unless my Lord pleases; my Lord comprehends all things in His knowledge; will you not then remember? And how should I fear what you have set up (with Him), while you do not fear that you have set up with Allah that for which he has not sent down to you any authority; which then of the two
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parties is surer of security, if you know? Those who believe and do not mix up their faith with inequity, those are they who shall have security and they are those who are rightly guided. "
Holy Qur'an (6:80-82)
How exact and meaningful is what Imam Ali (a.s.) says, by the way of expressing this fact and formulating it into a psychological principle of life: "He who fears has no 1ife. "
Thus, feeling secure, tranquil and stabled is the first reflection of faith on the soul; while happiness and being contented with life are the first fruit of those feelings which religion implants in the human soul, ripened by the fragrance of faith spread through one's conscience.
Consequently, Islam offers the basic factors for mankind's happiness. These are:
1. Enjoying security and social peace, as the Qur'an says: