A Study of Sheikh Shahab Al-Din Suhrawardi's View on the Meaning of Life Based on Allegorical Treatises

Hadiseh Khodashenas, Abbas Bakhshandeh Bali


The meaning of life, although it is an issue that has been considered by researchers in recent times, but this issue has been studied in the past in the form of various topics such as purpose, philosophy of existence and the like. The purpose of creation and its value has thus become an important concern for researchers. Considering the richness of Islamic thought and the background of great philosophical and intellectual figures in the Islamic world, in the present study, the issue that is considered is the meaningful study of life. This issue has been studied from the perspective of the prominent figure of the Islamic world, Suhrawardi. Of course, it should be noted that the scope of this research has been limited to the allegorical works of this philosopher. The method of the present research is descriptive-analytical and the author has tried to explain the research problem by referring to the works of this philosopher and also by referring to some authors who have interpreted and explained the thought of this philosopher.


Suhrawardi; Meaning of Life; Allegorical Works; Happiness

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18415/ijmmu.v8i2.2440


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