Does Islam ignore the balance between individual and the society? What attention does it give?
In fact, it is a unique feature of Islam that it establishes a balance between individualism and collectivism. It believes in the individual personality of man and holds everyone personally accountable to Allah Ta’ala. It guarantees the fundamental rights of the individual and does not permit anyone to tamper with them. It also makes the proper development of the personality of man. On other hand Islam also awakes a sense of social responsibility in man, organizes human beings in a society and a state, and then enjoins the individual to subscribe to the social good. Prayer in Islam, for example, is offered in congregation which inculcates social discipline among the Muslim.