Understanding and supporting psychological wellbeing:an exploration of the experiences of Islamic Scholars

Watts, Sam and Murray, Craig and Pilkington, Aneela (2014) Understanding and supporting psychological wellbeing:an exploration of the experiences of Islamic Scholars. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 17 (4). pp. 365-378. ISSN 1367-4676

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Abstract

This paper considers the role of Islamic scholars as non-statutory providers of support for individuals with issues of psychological distress and wellbeing. A qualitative phenomenological analysis of the experiences of six Imams (Islamic religious officials) who saw this type of support as being part of their role is presented. Four themes were identified: “Building a personal relationship with the ultimate authority”; “Treating the whole person”; “God's medicine” and “Duty bound to help”. Clinical implications for the current and potential relationship between this type of support and mental health and psychological services are presented and discussed.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Mental Health, Religion and Culture
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66936
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Deposited On:
01 Oct 2013 15:42
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Yes
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Published
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20 May 2020 03:02