The position of human being in the universe according to Islam

Recep Dogan

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The purpose of this study is to explore the place of humankind amidst the entire creation according to the Islamic perspective. We have examined the critical areas of knowledge on human beings. Focusing on the empirical, emotional and rational sides of human beings; we have discussed the mechanismsthat accentuate a human soul, and the place of human reason in this mechanism. Pointing to the arguments of whether human beings are born in a neutral or laden with meanings, we have been reminded of human’s venture of giving meanings to things and beings in the universe. Referring to the vicegerency of human beings on earth, we have indicated how human beings have contributed to the maturation process in the universe with all the talents, blessings and faculties they are given such as speech, rhetoric and intellect.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-148
Number of pages8
JournalSociology and Anthropology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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