Religion and Economy 3item What effect have social, economic, and political factors had on religious thoughts and creeds and on belief in the appearance of the Mahdi (may Allah hasten his return)? How Islam views labor and toiling? Does Islam limit labor? Some believe pursuing moral values like God-wariness, contentment, averting worldly allure, encouraging spiritual and other-worldly affairs hinders financial improvement and development of occupations. Would you explain Islam`s idea as regards this issue?