Moral Integrity as an Evaluation Criteria
The equality of humans before God is absolute, transcending all particularities of race, ethnicity, or gender. The sole merit in the eyes of God is what the Qur’ān calls taqwā, understood as a dynamic submission to God’s commands, realized in full understanding and knowledge of faith and reason. In this sense, taqwā is a profound desire of liberty; fidelity, to free the mind from material futilities and negative passion, thus enabling it to reach infinite freedom. Before God, the best of men and women are those who know how to free themselves from their egos, and who will make the most effort to do, in this life, as many good deeds as possible for others, all others, without differentiation.