Man is absolutely the most favoured creature; even to the point that it was said - which is true - that he is favoured over the angels. The preference of man lies in his intellect (‘aql). The intellect (‘aql) of man is what raised his status, and made him superior to all creatures. Therefore, it is necessary to understand this intellect (‘aql), and accordingly it is necessary to know what is thinking (at-tafkeer), and what is the method of thinking? (Tareeqat ut-tafkeer). This is because this reality designated as thinking (at-tafkeer) is what gives the intellect its value, and what brings those elaborate fruits, with which life revives and man revives. The whole universe, including everything, even the inanimate beings, plants and animals, revive.
Sciences (‘uloom), arts (funoon), literature (adaab), philosophy (falsafah), jurisprudence (fiqh), language (lughah) and knowledge (ma’rifah), are themselves the output of the mind (‘aql), and consequently the output of thinking (at-tafkeer). Therefore, it is necessary for the sake of man, life and the whole universe, that the reality of the mind (‘aql) is comprehended, and the reality of thinking (at-tafkeer) and the method of thinking (Tareeqat ut-tafkeer) be comprehended accordingly.