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:: Volume 12, Issue 2 (7-2023) ::
Int J Med Invest 2023, 12(2): 1-16 Back to browse issues page
Rationality and Spirituality in Mystical Thinking
Abolfazl Khoshi * , Mohammad Dargahzadeh , Vali Allah Abbasi
Department of Medical Ethics, Faculty of Medicine, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Background and objective: Rationality is one of the essential components of spiritual health that has been recently researched. Some judge the opposition and incompatibility between spirituality and rationality and introduce rationality as anti-spirituality. Some others rule for convergence and compatibility between these two and consider rationality the essential condition of "spiritual health." Therefore, this study aimed to analyze this issue from the perspective of Islamic mysticism.
Materials and method: This analytical descriptive was conducted using the library method based on verses, narrations, and interpretive and mystical sources.
Findings: The findings showed that spiritual health depends on mental health and wisdom. From the perspective of Islamic mysticism, rationality, and spirituality are compatible and help each other. Religious rationality leads to spirituality, and Islamic spirituality develops rationality. In Islam, reason has a high position, and the verses and traditions of Ahl al-Bayt (PBUH) always invite people to be wise and, in this way, help to develop spirituality and spiritual health. In Islam, reason has a high position, and the verses and traditions of Ahl al-Bayt (PBUH) always invite people to be wise and, in this way, help to develop spirituality and spiritual health. In the meantime, rationalization in horizons and souls are the most critical fields ordered in religious texts and Islamic mysticism.
Conclusion: Rationality is necessary for spirituality; therefore, spiritual health is impossible without mental health. Thus, the proper cultivation of intellect affects other areas of human existence and will lead to "spiritual health.”
Keywords: Spiritual Health, Spirituality, Rationality, God Knowledge, Self-Knowledge.
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Khoshi A, Dargahzadeh M, Abbasi V A. Rationality and Spirituality in Mystical Thinking. Int J Med Invest 2023; 12 (2) :1-16
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