عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسنده [English]چکیده [English]
Secularism means adopting a materialistic attitude toward different dimensions of human life including government, culture, economy, community, etc. The gist of the definitions of secularism can be summarized as follows: eliminating religion from society, directing people’s attention to material affairs, preventing religion from becoming a social issue, justifying behaviors with reference to human’s rather than God’s power, dispossessing the material world of invisible powers and desacralizing them and basing decisions on principles of logic and efficiency. The present paper aims at explaining secularism and the attitude of the Qur’an towards this school of thought. The Qur’an does not approve a secular government and secular thoughts are in sharp contrast with Quranic verses and hence we cannot consider secularist theses in line with Quranic concepts and the Prophetic tradition. From the viewpoint of the Qur’an, this world is transient and should not be one’s goal and all man’s efforts should be directed toward his Hereafter.