What is the Meaning and Purpose of Human Life?

By • Nov 1st, 2022 • Category: Lectures, Quran Study

Session 26. Despite its unparalleled achievements, modernity also has a dark side. Its rampant materialism not only has created environmental catastrophes, but also a crisis of “meaning”.  Absurdism and Nihilism, two schools of thought in the 20th-century, plainly speak of how senseless and pointless life is. This modern attitude flies in the face of the spiritual outlook of life in all world religions- an outlook that is summarized in a Quranic verse: “We are from God, and we shall return to God.” Thus, “meaning” is embedded in every particle of this vast universe; because, the universe has a Creator God, who is “the meaning of all meanings”! In this presentation, we will discuss what the Quran teaches on the meaning and higher purpose of human life.

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