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Jordan Journal of Islamic Studies

Jordan Journal of Islamic Studies

Abstract

This study deals with the issue of religious support for the sick, and spiritual guidance. This can be defined as: providing help, care and service to the sick. It is a essential part of Religion, and contributes to the process of treatment and the relief of pain. The study is also an observation of the Sunnah of the Prophet, through an analysis of “The Book of Patients”, part of the Sahih Al Buhkari Hadith series. Between the existing foundations of faith in Allah the Almighty, and patience in the struggle to seek the reward of Allah. This includes the anticipation to cleanse the sins of disease, the acceptance of the decree of Allah, and reward given by Allah.

Religious support means to take time with the patient and observation in clinics, to pray for him and provide support. Furthermore, providing Fatwa for the patient, and encouragement to follow the example of the Prophet’s own patience.

This study tackles the communication skills that need to be spiritual guidance practice during treatment of the patient and shows the most important qualities of spiritual guidance, such as knowledge, patience, compassion and non-discrimination.

The researcher recommend the expansion of the study of Prophetic applications in the field of religious support for patients.

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