Unlike Christianity, Islam does not stand for life-denial or asceticism but for life-fulfillment regarding life as a unity where you live piously according to Sharii’a and Sunnah without renouncing the world. Thus, there is no separation between “matter” and “spirit”, “material and moral”, “mundane” and “spiritual” and everything that the Sharii’a does not forbid is permissible, and with the good intent of the pleasures of Allah all life-activities of a Muslim can be a source of piety and closeness to Allah. Islam teaches: “Our Lord! Give us the good in this world and the good in the Hereafter” (Qur’an: 2 : 201), “Eat and drink but exceed not the limits” (Qur’an: 7 : 31), “…..for your body has a right over you, and your eyes have a right over you, and your Wife has a right over you,…” (Hadith).
Unity of Matter and Spiriton February 17, 2012