Islamic Codification of Meaningful Life and Mental Well-being
Keywords:Pursuit of Happiness, Meaning in Life, Mission Statement, Core Values
Deep within each one of us, there is an inner longing to live a life of purpose and contribution. What is the purpose of life? is one of the most essential questions. The same question is asked in many ways. What is the ultimate goal of human existence? What is my destiny? What am I supposed to do with my potential? What is the relationship between religion and the meaning of life? The question of the purpose in life has been pondered by thinkers, philosophers, and theologians for centuries but there is no one answer that fits all aspects of life. There are different aspects, contexts, and perspectives about the meaning and purpose of life. From a philosophical standpoint, the purpose of life may be to seek happiness, self-fulfilment, or find meaning in existence. From a biological perspective, the purpose of life is to survive, reproduce, and pass on our genes to the next generation. From a religious view, the purpose of life is to serve a higher power or to alleviate spiritually and have a divine experience. This article seeks to find the answer to the question of purpose in light of Islamic teachings. This study defines ways to explore the purpose in life, unleash the power of personal potential, set SMART goals, and write plausible personal mission statements to live meaningful lives. The author has reviewed the literature analytically and employed the deductive method of research to draw conclusions and develop further suggestions for the pursuit of a meaningful life.
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