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Andishe-Novin-E-Dini 2020, 16(63): 93-114 Back to browse issues page
Being a Servant of God, Humiliation or Honor? A Rational Explanation Relying on the Verses and Hadiths
Hamed Shad 1, Mohammad Reza Emami Nia
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The main issue of the present study lies in the fact that God does not need man`s worship, but why did He command him to humiliate Himself? The answer is that humiliation before God is the very dignity and transcendence of man. This claim has been studied by philosophical explanation and descriptive-analytical method and has been proved by quoting verses and hadiths. This study has been founded on the philosophical teaching of  fully dependent existence of the caused in relation to its cause. While explaining this issue, it is explained that man is the act of God and of a fully dependent existence; And just as the existence of a relation is fully dependent on the existence of its corresponding independent cause, so the knowledge to the existence of the former is based on the knowledge of the latter. In this study, we come to the conclusion that man, by receiving the creational and legislative humiliations by God, becomes acquainted with the truth of his relationship, and consequently with the independent and needless nature of God. Since the realization of the present knowledge has no meaning without an existential unity of the knowing and the known, he finds a conscious existential connection with the independent existence of God and attains divine honor.
Keywords
Worship, Human Humiliation, Human Dignity, Linking Existence and Humiliation.
 
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2019/11/12 | Accepted: 2021/01/27 | ePublished ahead of print: 2021/01/27 | Published: 2021/03/16 | ePublished: 2021/03/16
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Shad H, Emami Nia M R. Being a Servant of God, Humiliation or Honor? A Rational Explanation Relying on the Verses and Hadiths. Andishe-Novin-E-Dini. 2020; 16 (63) :93-114
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Volume 16, Issue 63 (winter 2020) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه علمی اندیشه نوین دینی A Research Quarterly in Islamic Theology (kalam) and Religious Studies
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