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Understanding of significance of zakat (islamic charity) for psychological well-being

Masroom, M. N. and Wan Mohd. Yunus, W. M. A. and Huda, M. (2020) Understanding of significance of zakat (islamic charity) for psychological well-being. Journal of Critical Reviews, 7 (2). ISSN 2394-5125

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.31838/jcr.07.02.127


The act of worship in Islam is a form of submission and a Muslim's manifestation of servitude to Allah SWT. Yet, it also offers certain rewards and benefits to human psychology. The purpose of this article is to explain how Zakat (Islamic charity), or the giving of alms to the poor or those in need, can help improve one's psychological well-being. The study found that sincerity and understanding the wisdom of Zakat are the two important elements for improving psychological well-being among Muslim believers. This is because Zakat can foster many positive attitudes such sincerity, compassion, and gratitude. Moreover, Zakat can also prevent negative traits like greed, arrogance, and selfishness. Therefore, Zakat, performed with sincerity and philosophical understanding can be used as a form treatment for neurosis patients. It is hoped that this article can serve as a guideline for psychologists and counsellors in how to treat Muslim neurosis patients.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:zakat, psychological well-being, muslim
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
ID Code:93512
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:30 Nov 2021 08:21
Last Modified:30 Nov 2021 08:21

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