Simple or Minimalist Living in the Religious Teachings and Its Role in Strengthening Families
Family is the best place to provide human needs and it is the best ground (place) to establish psychological security and peace. At the present time, the family system confronts serious challenges that make the family weakness and instability.
Therefore strengthening this holy institution seems more necessary than ever. It is obvious that many factors are affecting to strengthen this institution that one of these factors is simple or minimalist Living. This note with referring to the religious sources and with analytic-documentary method tries to define simple or minimalist Living and some terms and similar words, then it analyzes the importance and philosophy of simple or minimalist Living in Islam and implies to the effects of simple or minimalist Living such as relaxation (peace), success in life, investment, power and liberty. It makes clear that the opposite of simple or minimalist Living is elegance (luxury) which its harmful effects are a background for committing sin, growing poverty in society, changing values to anti-values, extravagance (waste), disability in doing duties and forgetting God and the day of judgment. At last with studying the impact of simple or minimalist living on strengthening family, it is revealed its effective role and at the end the article presents approaches for creating simple or minimalist living in families.
Journal of Islamic Social Studies, Volume:22 Issue: 4, 2017
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