DOI: https://doi.org/10.21847/1728-9343.2020.3(167).206743

Overcoming the psychological effects of illnesses and curing via qur’anic relief by commentaries in Risale-i Nur

Аbdullah Gökhan Akar

Abstract


The experience of overcoming negative psychological consequences of illnesses, existed in different religious systems, becomes crucial especially under the circumstances of the global pandemic of COVID-19. The author appeals to the Islamic tradition, particularly fixed in the collection “Risale-i Nur”. The collection “Risale-i Nur” is the Tafsir (Commentaries on the Qur’an) written by the Turkish theologian, philosopher and religious leader Bediüzzaman Said Nursi (1876-1960). The author explains his appeal to the first book of collection “The Words” with the fact that Said Nursi analyzes the Islamic sources of belief as well as considers the peculiarities of personal life in the light of Islam. The considerations and life details facilitate to practice the daily deeds according to the norms of the Qur’an and use it for overcoming the negative emotions in difficult life situations. The author proves that the tough experience of humanity, including the pandemic of COVID-19, is God’s message to people with the guidelines that the opportunities to overcome impossibility should be found, people should donate to become rich, should listen (be obedient) to accept God’s mercy. Following abovementioned guidelines, the believers may overcome psychological stress during illnesses and tough life situations faster as the author illustrates with the numerous examples.

Keywords


Risale-i Nur; Bediüzzaman Said Nursi; psychological effect; daily life according to the norms of the Qur’an

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