The Application of Ibadah (Worship) in Counseling: Its Importance and Implications to Muslim Clients

Salasiah Hanin Hamjah, Noor Shakirah Mat Akhir, Zainab Ismail, Adawiyah Ismail, Nadhirah Mohd. Arib

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Abstract

Ibadah is one of the important components in Islamic teachings other than aqidah (belief) and akhlaq (moral). Its importance is determined through the purpose for creation of humans, namely to be devoted to Allah. In the context of counseling discipline, however, the element of ibadah or worship (submission) of Allah is not applied in the counseling process and is not recognized as one of the spiritual therapies able to help the client know his true potential in decision-making and problem-solving. Hence, the purpose of this study is to determine the importance of applying ibadah in counseling and its implications to the client. This study selects survey research as the method to collect data from clients. A set of questionnaire instruments was constructed and distributed to 30 clients selected through convenience sampling. Data obtained from research questionnaire are then analyzed using descriptive statistical technique. Research outcome finds that application of ibadah is very important in counseling and has four implications for the client: the client is able to control his behavior, gain peace of mind, control his emotions and becomes increasingly diligent in ibadah.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Religion and Health
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 10 Sep 2015

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Counseling
Worship
Questionnaire
Spiritual Therapies
Behavior Control
Decision Making
Teaching
Emotions
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Survey research
Problem solving
Sampling
Peace
aqidah
Therapy
Descriptive
Outcomes research

Keywords

  • Counseling
  • Emotion
  • Ibadah
  • Peace of mind

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies
  • Medicine(all)
  • Nursing(all)

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