Document Type : Original Article


1 Associate Professor of Iranian Research Institute of Wisdom and Philosophy

2 PhD student in Allameh Tabatabai University


The human identity and the possibility of the restoration or resurrection of destroyed beings, at judgment day, is one of the most important and at the same time most challenging issues in philosophical and theological discussions of Islamic thought. This issue has been discussed in different versions and forms by Muslim philosophers. The Allameh Helli’s approach is highly regarded because of its rich content and because he describes the problem with other related issues. He believes that the kind of view on the essence of human that a thinker has affects his view on the human identity. Allameh Helli, finally with a corporeal-oriented approach toward human reality, considers the resurrected human body constituted of non-mortal components, and denies the possibility of restoration of nonexistent.