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A Qur'anic Concept of Sadness: Implication for CBT-Q Content Supplement (Part 1)

  • Nur Afifah Abas School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia


This study develops a Qur’anic culturally-adapted psychoeducational content supplement on sadness (uzn) for the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Approach in preventing or treating depression among Muslim clients. The content of the concept derived from a Qur’anic Thematic Exegetical Analysis (al-Tafsīr al-Mawuī). It is a support towards religious psychotherapy from the Islamic Studies field. CBT approach is compatible with the religion of Islam provided complying with the Islamic methodologies e.g., the epistemological aspects of constructs/absolute or relative reality. It is educationally important for Muslims’ existential needs to resiliently face the challenges of life in general.

Keywords: Culturally-adapted psychoeducation (CaPE), Qur’anic Thematic Exegetical Analysis, Existential Needs, Islamic Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT-I), Qur’anic Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT-Q)


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Abas, N. (2021). A Qur’anic Concept of Sadness: Implication for CBT-Q Content Supplement (Part 1). Ulumuna, 25(1), 162-198.