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The Positive Impact of Spirituality on Humanity and Health: An Analytic Article Review

Mansoor Aslamzai1 and Sayed Azam Sajid2
  • 1 Kabul University of Medical Science, Afghanistan
  • 2 Saints John’s Regional Medical Center, United States

Abstract

Since virtue is an excellent trait of the human that would be gained throughout one’s life, therefore, spiritual education may play a positive role in the development of the mentioned characters. The present study is carried out to find the effects of spiritual education on the achievement of virtues. This study is an analytic article review accomplished in 2020. The articles were searched through Web of Science, PubMed, Scopus, and Google scholar. Based on this analytic article review, spirituality has a positive effect on health and wellbeing; therefore, ethical problems could be improved through spirituality which is the main part of recent psychological interventions. Peace, wellbeing, and happiness in the world are mostly related to the virtues of individuals. The scientific studies found a positive significant relationship between spiritual education and good behavior. The knowledge of two inner sources of thought, feelings, and beliefs in every human entity is a very important component of such education. The inner part (thoughts, feelings, and beliefs) of humans contains positive and negative aspects, also called Heart and Nafs respectively. The heart is responsible for virtues and Nafs is responsible for evils. Every person should look for strengthening oneself heart through spiritual ways. The heart strength mostly via spiritual education and activities conducted by spiritual persons, friends, or teachers. A spiritual person should have effective speeches and good moral characters that influence the heart and mind of people. The awaked heart can positively stimulate the cognitive-affective personality system to perform good characters. The Nafs also can negatively stimulate this system and lead to bad characters. Spiritual education must be available to children and adolescents within school or communities for gaining virtues. Spiritual education is one of the most effective ways of gaining a good moral character. The best spiritual education model described that every speech and activity rooted in the heart effectively activates the cognitive-affective personality system and established admirable behaviors. This kind of education is the best way to have a peaceful and happy world. It also would result in the unity of people of different ethnicities, races, nations, and religions.

American Journal of Applied Sciences
Volume 18 No. 1, 2021, 24-32

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2021.24.32

Submitted On: 16 September 2020 Published On: 12 February 2021

How to Cite: Aslamzai, M. & Sajid, S. A. (2021). The Positive Impact of Spirituality on Humanity and Health: An Analytic Article Review. American Journal of Applied Sciences, 18(1), 24-32. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajassp.2021.24.32

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Keywords

  • Spiritual Education
  • Virtues
  • The Significance of Admirable Character