Islam is the best gift from Allah Subhanahu wa Taala to all mankind and the universe. By the time passing, I have more and more passions about understanding Islam. The more I study it the more I feels like know nothing about it.
Studying Islam is just like a never ending process. Islam is not force us to become the most righteous person on the planet. But Allah Taala just ask us to come to the straight path, as far as we can.
The highest rank of the human being is Rasulullah and the prophets Peace be Upon Them all, as al mursalin, the one who sent by Allah. As we know the prophethood was closed by Rasulullah Muhammad Peace and Blessing be Upon Him, then as ordinary human, we still have a target to be among of the shadiqin, mujahidin, mukminin and muslihin. Or we just quite satisfied just by being a muslimin (?) This is need to be answered by us, one of the miracles of Islam.
As a born muslim, I have learn some basic understanding about what Islam is. Islam is basically build on the five pillars of Islam, the 6 believes of Iman, and building the true and sound heart of Ihsan.
But this journey can not be easy to tell. Our understanding can be grow or even change. The best what we can get is if it make us more and more become closer to Allah Subhanahu Wa Taala, The Most High.
Beware, this world is temporary.
Prepare yourself for the next stage.
Use your intelligent to differentiate.
Every act will asked.