Sadaqa and 'Spirituality Gene' Expression: The Qur'an and Advances in Epigenetics

Edi, Basuki and Naqiyah, Naqiyah (2021) Sadaqa and 'Spirituality Gene' Expression: The Qur'an and Advances in Epigenetics. Teosofia: Indonesian Journal of Islamic Mysticism, 11 (1). ISSN 2540-8186

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Charity (ṣadaqa) is commonly given for religious reasons: Muslims donate voluntarily to earn Allah’s pleasure and receive His blessings. However, there have been changes in the way Muslims perceive charity and what significance it has in their life. Many studies have addressed this issue but failed to explore the connection between ṣadaqa and mental state. This paper was aimed to complement the existing studies by analyzing the process of the shifting interpretation of charity and its positive effects on the donors. This study used qualitative analysis of primary and secondary data. The data was processed through descriptive methods and content analysis. In particular, it focused on analyzing the religious background of the donors, including the biological processes underlying their tendency to give generously. The study concluded that the practice of giving ṣadaqa increases social, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing, depending on the level of spirituality of the donors and their intention

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 2x1 Al Qur'an dan Ilmu Berkaitan > 2x1.3 Tafsir Al Qur'an
2x2 Hadits dan Ilmu Yang Berkaitan > 2x2.1 Ilmu Hadits (Termasuk Mustalah Hadits)
Divisions: Fakultas Ushuluddin Adab dan Humaniora > Ilmu Al Quran dan Tafsir
Depositing User: Indah Wijaya Antasari
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2022 03:41
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2022 03:41

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