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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 55  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 224-230

The Islamic prayer (Salah/Namaaz) and yoga togetherness in mental health


1 Department of Medical Biology, Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies, Jeddah 21418, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Clinical Psychology, Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies, Jeddah 21418, Saudi Arabia

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Shabbir Ahmed Sayeed
Department of Medical Biology, Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies, P.O. Box 31906, Jeddah 21418
Saudi Arabia
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.105537

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Religion and its practices have been duly implicated in treating not only problems related to medical health, rather, intervening and preventing such problems as well. In the present article, the authors have reviewed significance of the Islamic prayers (Salah/Namaaz) in healthcare in general and mental health in particular. The nature, procedures, practices and the benefits of Salah have been comprehensively described and discussed. In addition, an attempt to combine yoga and its practices with Salah has been made for intervening and preventing the problems of mental health as an expeditious tool. In upshot, the clinicians in the field of mental health care have been suggested to incorporate these two viewpoints in their intervention program, at least, for the Muslim patients for a more desirable outcome.



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