As a Muslim myself, I also have been diving into self-exploration and self-development for about 3 years now. I have to stay, every step was not easy (even until now), there were times when I even doubted my own belief. But I knew that it was the thing that strengthened me, guided me to the brighter path, led me to my better self. I am still on my journey to becoming the best of myself, faiths and beliefs are reminders that there is something beyond my understanding. Therefore by having faith, it means I'm at least accountable to myself, to each other, and most importantly, to the 'higher truth'.
Btw, this is really great article and perspective. Thank you so much for sharing this to the world :)