The Twenty - Third Word: The relation of man with belief; the strong and weak aspects of man and the ways of perfection.

[This Word contains Two Chapters]

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate.
Indeed, We have created man on the most excellent of patterns, * Then sent him down to the lowest of the low, * Except those who believe and do good deeds.
(Qur’an, 95:4-6.)

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First Chapter : The beauties of belief and what it makes man gain.

First Point : The value that man gains through his connection to his Creator. The meanings in the creation of man that are read in the light of belief.

Second Point : Looking to the past and future in the light of belief.

Third Point : The strength of belief and tawakkul (reliance on Allah). The description of tawakkul.

Fourth Point : The aim of perfection in man's creation; the strength that he takes from his weakness and impotence.

Fifth Point : The power of supplication and its meaning, kinds, the answering of it and acceptance.

Second Chapter : The mysteries of man's infinite ascent and infinite descent. The explanation of the following concepts; "Ahsan Taqwim" (the Most Excellent of Patterns), "a’la illiyyin" (the highest of the high places) and "asfal as-safilin" (the lowest of the low)

First Remark: The universal needs of man; His ability in terms of good and evil; The power that he gains by being a slave of Allah. An explanation of the following verse; "Allah will change their evil into good."

Second Remark: The aspects of man that look to the world and the hereafter; the respective duties of servitude of his feelings and abilities.

Third Remark: What does man gain and lose by using his feelings and abilities only for the life of the world? Transforming the pleasures of the world life into the duty of servitude.

Fourth Remark: The power that man gains with his weakness; the mystery in the fact that all living beings become a servant for man.

Fifth Remark: The two aspects of contemplation and the duties of servitude that take man to the highest rank of all created beings.

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