نوع مقاله : مقاله پژوهشی
استادیار و عضو هیئت علمی مؤسسه آموزشی و پژوهشی امام خمینی(ره)، قم، ایران
عنوان مقاله [English]
The question of the meaning and purpose of life has been an important topic throughout human history. Man has always been in search of a logical answer to the question of philosophy and purpose of life, being the biggest question of his life. To answer the question, philosophers have, however, put forth different interpretations of the meaning and purpose of life. Some of these interpretations are materialistic whereas others are illusionary. Some philosophers are however nihilists, rejecting thus all things as meaningless. On the other hand, some philosophers believe that it is the belief in God that gives meaning to life, the belief that is practically realized through servitude to God. The present article aims at explaining meaningful life from the Islamic point of view. It meanwhile repudiates nihilistic principles presented by some Western philosophers and proves ontologically that life has a purpose and is thus meaningful. It proves thus that life is meaningful and nihilism is false.