Can we have one without the other? Possibly not. These may be polar opposites which only find expression when both are possible.
Is there something beyond traditional moral notions of right and wrong? Is there a higher Law that transcends all other laws? Mysticism has something to say about that.
In Sufism, which is the mystical approach to God within Islam, an "inward dimension of Islam," there are many teachings about the path of sacrificing and transcending the "self."
Deep within me a thousand sweet breaths of Silence
cover my lips and say—