Excellent excerpt, indeed!
Thanks to you as well, Iqbal Khan Saheb!
Then the point in focus:
'IBADAH = Obedience = Servitude. NOT 'Pooja paat' or 'Parastish'.
...... Worshipping God is 'obedience to His revelation.....
And obedience to His revelation would mean serving His creation.
One of my most favorite lines from the Glorious Qur'an:
"The real existence on earth is of that which benefits humanity."
13:17 He sends down water from the height causing the riverbeds to flow according to their measure and the flood bears on its surface swelling foam. When they use fire to refine metals for their jewelry or equipment, foam is produced like it. In this way, God is citing for you the example of the truth and falsehood. For, as far as the foam is concerned, it passes away as scum upon the riverbanks - While that which is of benefit to mankind, exists on earth. This is how God uses analogies for you to understand.
[The real existence on earth is of that which benefits humanity]
A lifelong student once again prays that Allah may enhance your life with all that is good, here & There!