In order for answers to become clear, the questions have to be clear.
It is up to God to reveal a religion, but up to us to understand and realise it.
One of the achievements of the reform movement is that people realize that they can be democrats and remain faithful Muslims. Democracy is now an established idea.
We must break problems down into small, digestible bits. We must define the concepts that we use and explain what components they consist of. We must tackle small problems.
God manifests himself in each historical period according to the understanding of the people of the era.
Arresting development, attacking science, and glorifying poverty is not the answer to the vices that attend prosperity.
Religion forbids us from assuming a God-like character. This is especially true in politics and government, where limiting the power of the state, division of powers, and the doctrine of checks and balances are established in order to prevent accumulation of power that might lead to such Godly claims.
People first concern themselves with meeting their basic needs; only afterwards, do they pursue any higher needs.
We coin concepts and we use them to analyse and explain nature and society. But we seem to forget, midway, that these concepts are our own constructs and start equating them with reality.
The clergy earns its living from religion. If your interests are secured through religion, then you will defend your interests first, and religion will become secondary.