Outstanding Characteristics of Religion 6item Did religion come to imprison us or to set us free? Considering the fact that man is always experiencing change and development, how can there be a religion that contains all of man’s needs for salvation till the end of time? How can a single non-changing religion always be a means of guidance to mankind? What are the different stages and levels of religion? What are the traits of the “mursal” religion? What is religion? Islamic commandments are unchangeable whereas politics is changeable. How can one reconcile between the two?