Islam & the Meaning of Life


The range of topics implicated by 'meaning of life' as essentials of Islamic philosophy and theology includes the features of the good life; true happiness; the quest for eternity and not to be forgotten; overcoming loneliness and alienation; peacefulness; seeking truth and reducing suffering; living in a purposeful universe; free will; the ultimate purpose of the human life; necessary cause for moral obligations; faith and reason; human dignity; the quest for absolute beauty and good; knowing the Beginning and the Return; the observation of transcendence and immanence; the origin of mercy, love, friendship, justice, fairness, and hope; 'the wholly other'; the exemplar of the human being.
Curriculum Codes
  • EI
  • CZ
Cross-Listed As
  • AMES 324S
  • ETHICS 235S
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