MAN AND RELIGION
"And from among you there should be a party who invite to good, and enjoin what is right and forbid the wrong, and these it as that shall be successful.''
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Holy Qur'an (3:104)
Accordingly, the construction of society, and measures for its welfare and safety are implementable only through religion. Therefore, the message of religion and the principles of belief are indispensable to the society. This discernable cultural reality is confirmed by man's social experience and by his sufferings from deviated principles, systems and theories.
RELIGION AND PHYSICAL CARE
As religion has its moral, spiritual and mental programme and plans, it similarly has its exact and complete program for taking care of the body and meeting its physical and instinctive needs. This bodily care is in harmony with that of the mental, psychological and spiritual programmes, since man is regarded as one complete unit of inseparable soul and body. The religious laws and values have been formulated to satisfy, coordinate and guide all the human inclinations and activities. So, Islam legislated laws for economy, matrimony, food, drink, worship, cleanliness, etc.., in order to meet these needs within the limits of the law.
Islam has founded its special plan for taking care of the body and the instinctive activities, on the following basic principles: