A HERMENEUTIC INTERPRETATION OF PROPHETS’ PRAYERS AS NARRATED IN THE HOLY QURAN IN THE LIGHT OF POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY
Received: 13.05.2021; Revised: 09.07.2021, Accepted: 30.07.2021, Published Online: 31.08.2021
Dr. Amna Saeed
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Humanities, COMSATS, Islamabad, email@example.com
Dr. Farhat Nisar
Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities, COMSATS University, Islamabad.
Research Scholar, Islamabad.
This qualitative study aims to interpret selected prophets’ duaas as narrated in the Holy Quran with reference to Positive Psychology and Life Satisfaction Theories. The theoretical framework uses different theories from the domain of Positive Psychology specifically Social Comparison Theory1 and Life Satisfaction Theory2. For the said purpose Hermeneutical Textual Interpretation (HTI) is used as analytical perspective/method. The focus of the interpretation of duaas, by various prophets as narrated in the Quran, is to highlight various psychological coping strategies defined by these duaas which can help people to deal with distressful adversities of life and also to find measures to adopt to a more positive, healthy mental set up in life. It is concluded that Islamic faith/spirituality and different coping strategies (tawakkul, shuker, repentance, self-reliance, family support, etc.) suggested by Prophets’ duaas can help give a positive impetus and direction to a person’s mental/emotional health and well-being.
Keywords: Prophets’ Duaas, Positive Psychology, Quran, Tawakkul, hermeneutics,