The Conceptual Framework of Spiritual Health in Islamic Resources (the Quran and Nahjul-Balagha)
Background And ObjectivesSince spiritual health is proposed in the field of social health, the researchers have not been able to achieve a single concept of spiritual health. Even, researchers of the same religion and culture have different ideas; therefore, it is important to propose a conceptual framework from the perspective of the holy religion of Islam and determine the indices of spiritual health based on the single concept.
Materials and MethodsThis study is analyticaldescriptive. An explicit and implicit content analysis was done to analyze the data, and to extract the structural characteristics of spiritual health in Islamic texts (Quran and Hadiths), a content analysis of the verses and narratives about the spiritual health was carried out ... . In this study, all relevant ethical issues were considered.
ResultsThe findings of this study include the relativity, priority and originality of the health concept. Furthermore, it has been found that health has a high status in Islamic texts, and spiritual health has a higher rank in comparison with other aspects of health. The results show three aspects of the concept of spiritual health (attitude-based, emotion and behavior-based), the relationship between the various aspects of health and spiritual health, the interaction between the aspects, the goal-oriented nature of spiritual health in Islam, and in Islamic texts (the Quran and NahjulBalagha) existential health is necessary for religious health.
ConclusionThe findings of this study revealed that it is not possible to achieve a clear concept of the spiritual health and define its parameters in Islam regardless of the conceptual framework of the spiritual health.The structural characteristics and spiritual health play a role even in the context of spiritual health according to Islam. It affects the field of spiritual therapy and ultimately the field of education..
Journal of Research on Religion & Health, Volume:3 Issue:1, 2017
91 - 101
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