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Subject : Spirituality
Question : Is spirituality just as self goal or enhances community development and peace ?
mechanism of spiritual training which Islam has laid down to prepare individuals and society for this process.
The methods that Islam lays down for spiritual development rest, in addition, obviously, to faith (Im~ n), on five pillars.
The first is the Prayer (Salat), which brings man into communion with Allah five times a day, reviving his remembrance, reiterating his fear, developing his love, reminding him of this Divine commands again, and thus preparing him for obedience to Allah. It is obligatory to offer some of these Prayers in Congregation as well so that the whole community and society may be prepared to journey on the path of spiritual development.
The second is the Fast (Sawm), which for a full month every year trains each man individually, and the Muslim community as a whole, in righteousness and self-restraint,; it enables society, the rich and the poor alike, to experience hung ...more
Individual is the unit, on the basis of which community, is formed. So a community, consisting of developed individuals, would be naturally developed.
But if spirituality is enforced on the entire community, without taking into account the differences in individual totality of the human mind (conscious as well as subconscious), it would result in faulty understanding by the people.