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2- Associate Professor, Department of Islamic Thoughts, Faculty of Medicine, Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences, Sari, Iran
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Spiritual health has great importance in human life to the extent that in recent years the World Health Organization (WHO) looked with favor on it. Holy Quran has introduced itself as a healing prescription for the human soul. Spiritual health is associated with the keyword of “Heart” in the Quran's literature, and the concepts of sick and healthy hearts have been mentioned in it. In this regard, the purpose of this article was the analysis of the healthy (Salīm) heart semantics to be considered an introduction as a new Quranic approach in the perception of spiritual health to perform comparative studies between these quranic indicators and indicators of spiritual health accepted by the WHO. With respect to what has been said, the present study looked for an answer to the following question:
What are the important indicators of the Salīm heart in Holy Quran to be considered as an approach toward spiritual health?
The method of content analysis was used in this study. The data considering the aim of the study were collected by searching the keywords, including “Heart” and “Health” in Islamic sources, Jami al-Tafaseer and Jami al-Ahadith software, as well as internal and international databases, and then were analyzed. It is worth mentioning that the Salīm heart has fourteen spiritual signs, including, pious, soft, amenable, modest, beseeching, fearful, soft-hearted, unselfish, living, prayer, guided, and open heart. According to the obtained results of the present study, the heart mentioned in Quran is the same as immaterial human soul, and the healthy heart means a healthy soul. More accurate comparative studies between the common spiritual health in new medicine and spiritual health of the heart in Quran can introduce a new approach to the type of diagnosis, treatment, and care in the domain of spiritual health.
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Type of Study: Content analysis | Subject: Sciences of Quran & Hadith

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