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Muslim spiritual care at the times of pandemics: a study of Muslim early works

Machouche, Salah and Bensaid, Benaouda (2021) Muslim spiritual care at the times of pandemics: a study of Muslim early works. In: International Conference on Islamic Spiritual Care (INSPIRE) 2021, 27-28 Dec 2021, Online. (Unpublished)

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The study of spirituality continues to draw increased academic interest, especially in the way it defines the meaning and purpose of life, mould both thinking and emotions, motivates and drives actions, shapes human relations, and sustain life balance and wellbeing. In the context of the Muslim faith, Muslims are encouraged to nurture their moral character, cultivate their spiritual discipline, and engage in the overall betterment of the quality of life. The methodical individual and collective religious practices which feed and at the same time sustain Muslim spirituality represent an ever-evolving state proportionately resonating with one's spiritual commitment, dedication, and actions. During times of tribulations, crises, or pandemics, however, spirituality appears to play a critical role in Muslims' processes of coping, management, and community support. This study investigates the works of early Muslim scholars with regards to the conception and approach to pandemics, and the categories of spiritual support and practices they prescribed for coping and mitigating the many adverse effects of crises related stress and anxiety on mental health and wellbeing.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Spiritual support. Coping. Spiritual care. Islamic spirituality. Pandemic
Subjects: BPL Islamic education > BPL27 Aims and objectives of education. Sustainable education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): UNSPECIFIED
Depositing User: Assist Prof Salah Machouche
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2022 16:42
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2022 16:43
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/96066

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