Islam rejects and condemns the ascetic view of life, and proposes a set of methods and processes for the spiritual development of man, not outside this world but inside it. the real place for the growth of the spirit is in the midst of life and not in solitary places of spiritual hibernation. kindly POST YOUR NATURAL VIEWS ON THE SUBJECT ?
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.
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With full respect to 'Islam' and you Azam Khan Saheb, Every religion sets 'spiritual development' within this finite world. All religions i.e. religons talk of attainment in this very society, one may think otherwise but the fact is all pleadfor development wisthin society - even those who go out for 'hibernation' comes back in this very soociety - it iis not a show off - Spirituality is something concerning with the intellect or what is often thought of as the better or higher part of mind. Or is it the moral aspect of life? Perhaps it may even mean a state of being incorporeal. Whatever way one may define, it may be termed as an ideal that reckons all reality in essence as spiritual. Or simply stated spirituality is one's character or quality that makes one transcend the barriers of worldliness, caste, creed and sensuality; and realize one's connection with the Truth