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In the name of God,the all wise. One of the greatest gift which mankind has been bestowed upon is the gift of intellect. Your intellect is this amazing faculty trough which you can reason as well understand and it by means of this that we are different from the other creations of God. And not only different but trough the use of this intellect we have established our superiority over the other creations,even tough these other creations may be stronger than us. Take the example of a dog,in many ways this animal is built stronger and tougher than us, but just by putting a leash around the dogs neck and giving him a funny name we have made him our faithful servant for the rest of his life. Within the religion of Islam there is a lot of importance on the faculty of intellect,in the Arabic language it is referred as 'Al Aql'. In the glorious Quran God severely condemns those who do not use this ability,in chapter 8 verse 22 we read "Surely the worst beast in the eyes of God are those who are deaf,dumb and do not understand". Then we are also told that our beliefs and principles should be based on intellectual and logical understanding and no type of blind following will be allowed.Even blindly following the right path is condemned and rejected,in chapter 17 verse 36 we are told " And follow not that which you do not have knowledge,as the hearing,the sight and the heart,all these will be questioned". Imam Ali (a) in his eloquent words defines intellect by saying " The intellect is mans most precious asset,for it restores his dignity after his humiliation,uplifts him if he falls,guides him if he is lost and gives firmness and rectitude to his speech when he speaks". The intellect is also know as al Hujjat al batin- meaning the hidden proof. Imam Al Kazim(a) says " God has appointed two kinds of guides for mankind.One is outward and the other is hidden.The outward proof are the prophets,messengers and the holy leaders of faith,while the hidden proof is his intellect". Imam Baqir(a) under whose guidance the first Islamic coins were minted has a interesting narration he says " On the day of judgment god shall scrutinize the records of his creatures in proportion of their intellectual capacities in the world". So it is not our deeds which make us great rather it is our intellectual abilities which make us honored in the eyes of the creator. The only important point here is that this amazing ability must be used as a means to reach your lord,since the final goal of all mankind is to worship god. So whoever uses his intellect in any way to serve humanity and reach god,then that act will be considered worship,and not only worship but highly praised worship as the prophet of Islam says " The best creature in the eyes of god is one who is most beneficial to others". Lastly one final narration which is worth reflecting,the Prophet Mohammed(s) used to say " 2 groups of people have broken my back,firstly the worshipper who does not have intellect and the intelligent who do not have religion."....... Thanks for reading....
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