THE ROLE OF BELIEF IN INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIAL LIFE BELIEF AND HAPPINESS IN BOTH WORLDS: BUILDING A PROSPEROUS INDIVIDUAL (A CASE OF SAID NURSI &RISAL-I-NUR)
Keywords:Belief, challenges, materialism, Balanced life, Nursi Studies, Happiness.
With the rise of the 21st century, the advancement in science and technology has changed the living style of individuals across the globe. Surprisingly, this change has dispersed both human values and spiritual belief system of man rigorously. The substance of faith, in terms of underlying spirit, has become delinked from forms and rituals. Disbelieving, as a prime factor, has raised lots of problems, disappointments, crises, external quietness, and have also snatched the real charm and happiness from humans. Belief is the most effective source that filters the materialism, mental disorders, and external quietness, and various other troubling illnesses of life from such individuals. It is the power of belief that keeps us calm and stable humans even at the time of critical challenges and severe crises. This research empowers the human self and belief with empirical, philosophical, and modern thoughts of Said Nursi to combat materialism, secularism, and other similar approaches by analyzing the data theoretically. With the help of the Risal-i-Nur study, this research describes the importance and significance of belief in individuals’ life that actually brings prosperity and happiness in both worlds. Additionally, a short survey of the impacts of faith and spirituality will also be presented to highlight the importance and development of faith for sustainability and well-being in human life. The study comprising Nursi’s thoughts also aims to empower humans to counter the contemporary challenges. The major objective of this study is to promote the Islamic perspectives of a balanced life that deals with the real happiness of an individual’s body, mind, heart, and soul in both worlds.