A Critical Study of Jean Paul Sartre’s Ideas in Islamic Perspective

  • Saliha Maryam MPhil Scholar of Literature, Master of Philosophy in English Literature, The University of Lahore, Sargodha Campus, Sargodha, Pakistan
  • Tahseen Fatima Lecturer, Master of Philosophy in English Literature, The University of Lahore, Sargodha Campus, Sargodha, Pakistan
  • Itrat Nida MPhil Scholar of Literature, Master of Philosophy in English Literature, The University of Lahore, Sargodha Campus, Sargodha, Pakistan
Keywords : Existentialism, freedom, existence, nothingness, despair, absurdity

Abstract

The research paper explores the theory of Jean-Paul Sartre, corresponding to Islamic ideology of existence or moving at contrary against Islamic ideology. In accordance with the said philosophy the researcher has collected some of the stand points of Sartre, presented in form of Symbolic quotes, challenging Islamic ideology. Further, some contemptible statements of Sartre’s quotations have been discussed which are incongruent to the Islam. An exploratory nature of research has been adopted to give analysis of the ideas of Sartre which has been initiated and anticipated in Quranic teaching and Islamic ideology.  Therefore, the current research concentrates on the question existentialist school of thought that has delineated the stand point, standing on own beliefs and thoughts which are represented in their literary work or ideology which are exclusively deviated from the principles of Islam. In this regard Sartre represents the same images because he was atheist but on contrary he took people towards a devastation point by giving existentialist thoughts in his work, although majority of people have endorsed which have popularized the theory of existentialism. However, on contrary Islam is the divine and true religion, showing misguided judgments from the Holy Quran and instructing people to be aware from such practices. Thus, the current research deals with Sartre’s quotes which  are totally incongruous from the Quranic verses and the findings of the research incorporates existentialist ideology is deviating people from the true way and basic principles of life.

Published
2020-08-22
How to Cite
MARYAM, Saliha; FATIMA, Tahseen; NIDA, Itrat. A Critical Study of Jean Paul Sartre’s Ideas in Islamic Perspective. Journal of Religious Studies, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 2, p. 107-120, aug. 2020. ISSN 2663-0206. Available at: <http://jrs.uoch.edu.pk/index.php/journal3/article/view/188>. Date accessed: 26 oct. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.33195/uochjrs-v3i21882020.