Religion for HERD people STUCK in outdated scriptures and dumb rituals ! Yes people with atleast average intellect choose spirituality. And i dont see much connection between the two. Religion is more political than spiritual !
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The Road to Spirituality
The first necessity for progression along the path of spiritual development is MAN (faith). The mind and heart of a man should always be aware: Allah alone is His Master, Sovereign and Deity; seeking His pleasure is the aim of all his endeavors; and His commands alone are the commands that are to be obeyed. This should be a firm conviction, based not merely on the intellect, but also on acceptance by the will. The stronger and deeper this conviction, the more profound a mans faith will be.
The second stage is that of obedience (it~ at), meaning that man gives up his independence and accepts subservience to Allah.
The third stage is that of taqw~ (Allah-consciousness). It consists in a practical manifestation of ones faith in Allah in ones daily life. Taqw~ also means desisting from everything which Allah has forbidden or has disapproved of; man must be in a state of readiness to undertake all that Allah has commanded and to observe the distinctions between