Meaning of life shows the importance of how you are living. On what conditions and parameters you want to balance yourself. The meaning of life can be seen from different perspectives. There are many aesthetic and principal answers to the question. In my point of view, the meaning of life can be seen through Islamic and cogitative processes and there are also scientific questions about how all the people are there on this planet earth, how we can be glad at all the times, connecting people on a personal level and awareness about all situations we confront. Several other problems are also involved emblematical meaning, philosophy of existence, purpose, manners, good and bad, your desire, what about the presence of one or many God, the idea of God, emotion, and life after death.
Role of science
Firstly, science tells about the observational facts about the world, science also inquires about all the questions about ‘how’ of the whole life. And this also gives guidance on how you can be a good human being and a great person in your life. As a substitute, a good human being will always ask the question about ‘what is the real meaning of life.
From Science’s point of view;
There are many people in the science department and aesthetic of science who think that science plays its major role in defining the meaning of life. From the point of view of science, they think that science gives a large range of topics from the logic of happy behavior to the condition of anxiety that can lead to death. Anxiety is the troubled state of mind because of unhappy situations in life. Science also questioned about different sides of life and so as the reality of life. Different theories are made on the topic of life
The origin of life
Big Bang theory
Big Bang theory is a creation model of ‘the entire universe which we can observe from the past many periods with the help of evolution. This model represents that how the universe has been made from a starting stage of a large amount of temperature and density. In the initial stages of life, the temperature has always been very high. This model briefly tells about the high ranges of different processes that also contain a wide variety of light elements i.e. the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiations.
Formation of a single atom to various particles
Technically this theory competes with Hubble-Lemaitre law. The observations were that the galaxies that are moving away from the earth are faster than other galaxies that are moving towards the planet earth. In past, they used to gather cosmic growth by using the ‘law of physics’. According to theory, there is an explanation of a single atom can produce a high-density condition. Previous to this phenomenon of a single atom, there was no proof of any procedure. In Big Bang theory, there was the measurement of the growth rate of the whole universe from 13.8 billion years ago. Now this calculation can be used as counting the age of the universe.
Formation of galaxies and stars
After the starting growth, when the temperature was cooled enough to permit the development of subatomic substances and then larger atoms. Huge clouds are also formed with these atoms, hydrogen with helium and lithium also gathers with the help of gravity to form stars and galaxies. The result of these Stars and Galaxies is obvious today. Apart from these ancient formations of galaxies and stars, according to astrophotographer, there are also gravitational effects of unknown matter that are present around the whole galaxies. Big Bang theory also explains that this gravitational effect around galaxies is not created by heavy matter. Measurements that are taken now tells that there is increased growth of the universe and one observance reveals that this increase in growth is just because of dark matter that is present around the galaxies.
Origin of life
In evolution, the origin of life is also called Abiogenesis. Origin of life is the process by which living organisms have been produced from the non-living concept. As of now the details of this process are still not known, Scientists think that there is not a single step that is involved in forming non-living substances into living matter. There is also an involvement of evolution that contains self-replication, self-assembly, autocatalysis, and the formation of cell membranes. As the origin of life is not controversial for all scientists its feasible process is not highly understood. Many theories are given to have the idea that how abiogenesis could have occurred in the past.
Before life, chemical reactions
The goal of ‘origin of life is to find out how chemical reactions have been preceded before life. The scientist uses different techniques from the subjects of biology, chemistry, and physics to explain abiogenesis. Life goes normally by the specified connection between carbon and water. Life is formed on four essential families of different chemicals
Lipids, that helps in the formation of cell membrane
Carbohydrates are necessary for the body’s sugar level and cellulose
Amino acids are the substances that are necessary to control the process of protein metabolism
Nucleic acids are involved in the formation of DNA and RNA
Any of the theories that have been given on the topic of ‘origin of life’ always includes these four essential substances for life.
Evolution is the change in genetic characters of different populations from the past different generations. Genetic characters are those appearances of genes from parents to children during the process of reproduction. Different types of characters are present in a child as a result of genetic variation, mutation, and genetic recombination. Evolution occurs when natural selection and genetic drift act on mutations and genetic variations, as a result of this some characters will be rare and some of them will be more common in a population. The process of evolution has taken biodiversity at every level of scientific organization that also contains species level, organisms as single and different molecules.
The meaning of life is about having an ideal life that how you are living. On what parameters you are balancing your life. Science also questions the whole meaning of life. from a scientific point of view, they are also in search of answering the question of how things are started from one substance, and then the whole world is formed by a single process.
Emotional importance and worth in life
Scientists that study psychological factors are positive and this leads to a happy life, captivate yourself in other life activities, utilize your strengths in your life and give yourself time. As a man goes through difficulties in his life so he actually knows about the perfect meaning of life. These difficulties can be in the form of fewer sources but larger needs, a prison in jail with minimum facilities, workers in a factory with low pay.
It is a very controversial field as some of the scientists think that Islam is losing its relevance from the point of view of science, the human that is born is formed by the big blast known as the Big Bang theory. So it makes anxiety and pressure between the people who are in Islam from the time of their birth. Some scientist suggested that the brain of humans have natural processes for such statements as to when we use them without using changed aim, the brain will not be in a balanced state.
This method inspects the value of life at a social level. This uses conceptual builds i.e. value theory and norms etc. The meaning of human is always connected to the fear of death and values are chosen, when they permit us to be out of the fear of death. Besides, there are a large number of statements in which scientists have stated that there are both positive and negative effects that life has done on our existence on this earth.
Scientist’s point of view
Most of the scientists were interested in finding out the meaning of life. Many of the famous Scientists have made statements on this topic, for a meaningful life and what to do with your life. There are many examples as Aristotle gives his ideas on functions of humans, the beautiful sight of life was given by Aquinas and Kant gives his ideas about the largest good. Koheleth was the scientist who wrote about how life is useless. She wrote a full book to explain life as futile.
Schopenhauer also gives his statement on life as he said that when we finally achieve a goal in life, this is useless because after that all of this is of no use. All these statements are not hard and fast theories but these are rough statements by scientists. Despite having wise ancestry, it is only from the 1980s that there has been a properly established field for describing the meaning of life. Firstly this field was properly formed in America named ‘Anglo-American-Australasian philosophy’. Only in the past 20 years, this field is taken seriously and people are finding answers to their questions.
As in my point of view, one part to understand the meaning of life is to describe what the human mind is thinking about life or what is in their mind when anyone talks about this topic. A good way to find the answer and get clear ideas about life is to contain a messenger who is identified. Also, you have to know the different aspects of a person whose life you are studying. People always in fear to find about the history of life.
Today people still believe that the entire human is made by God. People also think that God has made all the creatures for a special purpose and that is the meaning of life. I am not against the existence of God but no one knows about the real meaning/ aim on which God has made all humans. This cause is important to know that on what purpose God has made us.
According to the second law of thermodynamics, when we reached the point of equilibrium then collapse increases which are of a closed system. So as God’s purpose to create the entire human as He wants to gather all His huge creatures as soil collects and absorbs the decomposition process of all organic substances.
Hitchhiker guides to galaxies by Douglas Adams use this number. This number 42 was used by him as he describes the explained answer to this question about life, the universe, and all things. This number is calculated by several computers whose name was deep thought. This was done 7.5 million years ago.
God’s purpose to make the creature
As we don’t know, maybe God’s purpose to make the entire human act as well-organized heat radiators. Thinking about this logic, having no aim in life is better than not having any purpose of living, encouraging others, and improving our deeds. Your life goal must be as clear as your motivating thoughts. They should be the reason why you would wake up early in the morning for accomplishing your dreams.
Your goal of life must be your endowment
Some people do not talk about their dreams openly as they feel like people would think they are selfish. But there are no worries about what people think. It is just that what you think should be important to you. The real purpose is to identify your own skills and by using them you should make people happy. If you have a skill and you can do a song, so don’t hesitate to show your skills to the world. If you do calligraphy and you find happiness in this, please do that. This world needs artists like you. Don’t underestimate your own skills. Richard Leidar is a famous counselor and goals expert, he says that proper aim leads a person to be matured and the person will be absorbed in his own thoughts. When he will have a clear purpose in mind, he could share it with the whole world.
Life Goals can also evolve
Life goals are always present in anyone’s life. But a person is determined only when he sees that there is no excess of his life goals only when he will work hard. But when a person does not have money, or he loses someone he is closed to, he becomes more passionate about his dreams. When a person is not determined to do what he wants, he will be failed because only the hard workers can succeed.
As I have already told you that Scientific and religious points of view are opposite to each other. From a religious point of view, God has made all of us for a specific purpose. If we take only this point of view, we can understand both the Scientific and religious points of view. As we don’t know on what purpose God has made us. Maybe He wanted that us should explore the whole world by ourselves.
Many scientists have different points of view on life. Many Scientists think that life is useless you don’t have to do something as death is waiting for u. but from my point of view, you should always follow your dreams what you want to do in your life. you should have proper to lead your whole life.
A daily dose of happiness when we do things with our heart
In daily routines, we all do random things. Some things suggestion comes from a mind and some things we do comes from my heart. There are also some jobs we do randomly not for a specific purpose. No purpose in life is far away from the things we do for our happiness and mind relaxation. If there is a specific meaning of life that is the inner side of life, to be present in different types of daily life jobs, or it is outside, to be present in solid form as in anyone’s life, but to which meaning of life should a man lead his own life.
Happiness in some one’s life
From the inside point of view, it is the happiness and calmness in our mind that leads us to the path of satisfaction. In this definition of life, people use to think that this is the selfish part of our lives that we just think about our happiness. They do not think that heart’s satisfaction is always not only in one person’s favor, heart will always lead a person to the right path and tell that what is right and what is wrong. Everyone should know the right use of heart and work for our own satisfaction. To form a connection external and inside of a person’s views is the imaginary walk through beautiful scenery.
Meaning of life; fulfill God’s desire
From the Islamic point of view, life is a test that everyone has to pass this test. This meaning has been taken from many Islamic books and scholars. They always guide the people to lead their life following the orders of Islam.
Meaning is to obey God’s order
The only aim should be to Obey Him. Just live the whole life following the guidance of Islam. Understands the whole meaning of God who is making the whole creature on what purposes. Your entire diary will be submitted to God and there will be a day when you will be called for finding out the fairness. All the Muslims just have a desire to be Allah’s favorite.
Life is just a test
From the Islamic point of view, life is just all about the test is the purpose by which God has made all human beings. Where we are, what we do, what’s in our mind, and what we are up to in our future life? All these things are important in our test that will be held on the Day of Judgment.
Life is only for a specific purpose
Life is just a growing place; it’s a type of farming. As if we will sow something good, we will get a reward on the Day of Judgment. If we will do badly, we will get worst on the Day of Judgment. It is just like that we have to do investment for our better life after death.
Life as a righteous man
If we have the ability to make other people happy we should just do that. And in return, you will feel better and satisfied. Serve the people with your best qualities as tell them about the harmful effects of their own gifts that people can get benefit from their innocence. This quality is in my heart and is always served by treating people happily. What I value about myself is important to be a righteous man. Don’t look at others who are in a better place than yours. Always be thankful to God for all the things you have in your life.
Personal value inclination
Finding what is good and what is bad in itself is a very tough job for a person who is not as good as what is needed. But when you are satisfied with what you are doing then there is peace and happiness. The meaning of life what I believe is just that what you make of this life.
Meaning as consistency in life
For me, what makes you satisfied in life is to have the ability to set your goals and then work hard for them. I always set two specific things in my mind. If I will set my goals and will try for them, I will Insha’Allah achieve those goals. And if I will not be determined in my life there will be no way of success for me.
Frequently Asked Questions
1.What is the true meaning of life?
The meaning of life is just to live. The answer to this question is how you perceive life. If a person is not happy in his life, he should be. To get happiness and peace, whatever the person has to do, he should have to do. Then he could have a satisfying life. One’s must be satisfied from his own life. The meaning of life is not that you should be unhappy all the time. The answer is both simple and complex. This is just in the same way that how we exist? From where it all started.
2. What is the meaning of 42 in the meaning of life?
By Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the galaxies uses this number. This number 42 was used because he was giving the answers to the question about life, the universe, and everything. This was calculated by several computers named Deep Thought; this has happened over 7.5 million years.
3. What is the specific purpose of life?
According to the Islamic point of view, God has created all the creatures for a special purpose and no one knows about this specific reason. If we take this one reason, we can also continue with the research of science as the Scientists are in search that how this whole world has been created. Maybe God wanted us all to know about the real side of the story in this life and so what He has created the whole creature. Or it may be God wanted to check that if we are heat radiators?
4. What should be the goal in life?
The goal in life must be satisfaction and peace of mind. If you are happy with doing some music, please follow your dreams and don’t spoil them. If you want to be a writer and you have a skill you should do that also. If you can do calligraphy and find satisfaction, you should do that because the world needs determined people. Not those people who are not open about their career and feel shy about it. There are also the people who are not determined in their life; they are useless for this world.
According to the Islamic point of view, it is very clear that a person’s motive should be according to the desires of Allah as life is a test. There will be a Day of Judgment when everyone will be in fear that what will happen? Then Allah will decide whose sins are greater than his good deeds.
5. What is life according to Big Bang theory?
Science has always been controversial when we talk about the Islamic point of view. Many scientists believe that Islam is losing its relevance. For the past 20 years, science has been active in this field and according to Big Bang theory, this whole world has been created through a big blast that results in a single creature, and then the whole world is created. According to this, in the starting phase, there was very high temperature and life could not exist in these conditions. Gradually the temperature cooled down and then the whole universe formed.
6. What is the origin of life?
Abiogenesis is the process of origin of life as it states that living organisms are made by non-living substances. All this statement gives clues of what the scientists are trying to say. As many scientists believe that there is no God presence in this world as the living substances are formed just by a big blast or’ they are formed with the help of non-living substances. All these statements are controversial.
7. What does Islam say about the meaning of life?
According to Islam, a person’s purpose to be in this world is just because of Allah’s desire. This can only happen God wants to. If Allah does not want to create the world, there would be nothing on this planet earth. Islam says that your life must be according to the orders of the Quran. If you will do good deeds in this world, you will be awarded on the Day of Judgment. If you will do bad deeds you will be punished on the Day of Judgment. This is just an investment for the life after death.
8. What Islam teaches us about life?
Islam has taught us to be good to others. Don’t harm them with your words or with anything. Islam teaches us that always try to spread happiness around us. Islam teaches about forgiveness if someone hurts you badly, you should forgive them for the sake of Allah. Islam tells the people to be thankful for all the gifts, earnings, and things that they have. Allah also teaches us to be thankful about the thing you don’t have because those things must be not good for. As all Muslims believe that Allah can do whatever He wants to. So there should be no questions about how true Muslims lead their life.
9. What are the 5 roots of Islam that help Muslims to live their life properly?
Islam is a complete Religion as it gives guidance about all aspects of life. There are five roots of Islam which Muslims follow to lead an ideal life. These are; To believe that God is One, believe in the justice of God, believe that Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (S.A.W) is the last prophet, believe that there were leaders in the past who guided all the humanity in the light of Islam, belief in the Day of Judgment.
10. On what criteria Muslims lead their life?
Muslims believe that there is no God except Allah. This is the main thing Muslims believe that. This is their belief that all the Prophets were sent by Allah and Hazrat Muhammad (SAW) is the last Prophet whom Allah has sent. There will be no Prophet who will come after that. Muslims also believe in all the Holy books which Allah has given to His Messengers. Messengers also guided humanity with the help of these Books.
The meaning of life is what you want to do with your life, what you want to do in present, what you want to do in the future, and what are your desires. This is the whole process of finding yourself. This is the whole ‘how’ of your life. A mature person is always in search that what to do with life. Everyone should have dreams and desires of what they want in life. The idea of life has two perspectives.
Point of view of science, Islamic point of view
Point of view of Science
Science is opposite to the Islamic point of view of life. Scientists were in searching that how life was started. How human beings come into being. Different scientists have a different opinions and some of them give theories about this topic. Big Bang theory was also given and scientists said that this world is created as a result of Big Blast. Abiogenesis is also about having living organisms through non-living matter.
Islamic point of view
Islam is all about having a belief in One God as there is no Superpower except Allah. Allah is the one who can create a human being. All other powers are Secondary. Allah has given all human beings a great mind that they invented such great things. Islam is the religion of peace as it determines the meaning of life in having peace and satisfaction of mind. These all things guide the Muslims to lead their life properly. Islam is a complete code of life as it explains all the perspectives of life.