Provisions of Celebrations in Islam from the Perspective of Shia and Sunni Jurists

Sayyed Hossain Vaezi, Zohreh Heydari


As one of the most important psychological needs and due to its considerable effects on human life, happiness has always preoccupied human mind. Islam has paid attention to how one can have a healthy and happy life. Widespread effects, diversity of factors, excess, and negligence in regard with realization of happiness have made Islamic jurisprudence consider the issue seriously. It excess results in corruptions like promiscuity and its negligence also leads to some corruptions such as the misassumption that Islam agrees with grief and is against happiness. The present study was aimed at exploring the concept of happiness, understanding its significant place in life, figuring out its different categories, and examining various ways to express it based on the Holy Quran and infallible Imams’ (AS) narratives (Hadiths). The study was conducted using a ……. method. The results of the study indicate that happiness is necessary and, like other human needs and behaviors, it has specific provisions and traditions whose observation can result in a healthy and happy community.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n2s1p393

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