Document Type : Review Paper


Professor, Department of Islamic Theology and Philosophy, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran


Seeking happiness, fortune, and perfectionism are in the essence of human existence, and without a doubt, all humans are in search of success, salvation, and happiness throughout their lives. Therefore, the issue of happiness and good fortune has always been the concern of thinkers and sages throughout the history in the field of psychology and anthropology. Al-Farabi, the second teacher, defined the happiness of man as "the good that requires pleasure, which is beyond him and the last thing that can be done by human beings" and Ibn Sina used "the best thing a living person has ever sought to achieve" and other similar expressions. Of course, other thinkers have also identified the happiness and good fortune of the human being, from a selected point of view. In this article, we first explain and analyze the views and rational and narrative approaches, then analyze Farabi's opinion on the issue of happiness and his inclination to other opinions, and finally we focus on the best speech in explaining human success and happiness.


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