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Spirituality through humanitarian fieldwork

Wan Yusoff, Wan Mazwati (2020) Spirituality through humanitarian fieldwork. In: Spirituality and sustainability: experiences of the International Islamic University Malaysia. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 230-243. ISBN 9789674910488

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Abstract

Islamic spirituality is understood by many as a state of being close to Allah, affecting one's thought and actions. To many, spirituality means, among others, being absorbed in adhkar (invocation of remembrance of Allah), reading the Qur'an, performing night prayers, or following the path of sufis or mystics. It is often forgotten that spirituality can also entail giving to others, helping the needy and sharing the pains of those suffering from economic hardship. This chapter describes the experience of the author, two of her students and others who supported them in a humanitarian project they undertook. it describes a group IIUM volunteers' journey into spirituality by way of being involved in humanitarian work in conflict zones. the impetus for the involvement in the humanitarian work was derived from the Prophetic tradition that equated the believer with one who is friendly and befriended and the best of people to be those who are most beneficial to people.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 6542/82167 - LIbrary has no copy
Uncontrolled Keywords: spirituality, humanitarian fieldwork
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP174 The Practice of Islam > BP188 Islamic religious life
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP174 The Practice of Islam > BP188 Islamic religious life

H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H71 General works
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fundamental and Inter-Disciplinary Studies (Effective: 5th Feb 2014)
Depositing User: Dr. Wan Mazwati Wan Yusoff
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2020 16:36
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2020 16:36
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/82167

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