Professional Work in Islam Q1. Work in Islam is both a religious and social responsibility. In the social aspect, work is perceived as a sign of civilization since it leads to the development of institutions across the world. From this social standpoint, work is seen in the different aspects of philosophy and science as well, which implies the impact work has in contributing to the holistic development and betterment of society. On the other hand, work is a sign of one's freedom and dignity since it implies the persons' ability to seek measures and activities to make their lives better earnestly. More importantly, work is perceived in the religious aspect is an act of worship, meaning that to work is to be obedient to the teachings of Islam, contributing to the individual’s existence. In this aspect, a person who does not work is not respectful to his form of worship and therefore has no value in the realm of spiritual existence.
- Spring '20
- Meaning of life, Qur'an, professional work