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The concept of naṣīḥah as the philosophy of Islamic spiritual care

Jamil, Khairil Husaini (2022) The concept of naṣīḥah as the philosophy of Islamic spiritual care. In: e-Proceedings of International Conference on Islamic Spiritual Care 2021 (Conceptualising Islamic Spiritual Care: Between Traditional Guidance and Modern Practices). Department of Qurʾan and Sunnah Studies and Islamic University of Applied Sciences Rotterdam, Kuala Lumpur, pp. 21-24. ISBN 978-967-268-500-5

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This paper proposes the Islamic concept of naṣīḥah as the core concept for the philosophy of Islamic spirituality and by extension Islamic spiritual care. Naṣīḥah in this context is not treated as merely verbal advice, rather it is elaborated in such a way that it covers the actualisation of the tawḥidic paradigm, and methodologically, as permitted by its semantic, embraces synthesis, integration, purification, filtering, relevantisation as well as Islamisation or Islamicisation. Hence, naṣīḥah represents the crux of religion and the raison d’etre of Islam as declared by the Prophetic ḥadīth. The paper discusses its postulation by addressing two main concepts: first, al-riʿāyah as the idea of Islamic spiritual care, second, naṣīḥah as the conceptual framework of al-riʿāyah. Its arguments are based mainly on the interpretation of related Qurʾānic verses, Prophetic ḥadīths and the Islamic intellectual tradition. The paper concludes that naṣīḥah suits as a unifying concept, moreover if appreciated as a key philosophical and civilisational concept of the Islamic worldview.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic spiritual care; naṣīḥah; riʿāyah; Islamic philosophy; Islamic psychology.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam
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 Qur’an and Sunnah
Depositing User: Dr. Khairil Husaini Bin Jamil
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2022 08:21
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 08:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/96796

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