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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 49-53

Stress management in disasters based on holy Quran

1 Health Human Resource Research Center, School of Management and Information Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz; Department of Health and Emergencies Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Student Health Management in Disaster Research Center on Social Determinants of Health, Isfahan Univerity of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
3 Assistant Professor, General Course Group, Persian Language and Literature, School of Management and Information, University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

Correspondence Address:
Akbar Kolahdouzan
Persian Language and Literature, School of Management and Information, University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan - 81745
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2347-9019.151299

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Disasters and accidents usually have adverse and serious consequences. Psychological problems such as stress are among these consequences. Therefore, the goal of this study is to propose a method for managing stress and achieving peace of mind for the victims and survivors of accidents and disasters based on the verses of the holy Quran. This is a review study in which keywords related to stress, peace of mind, psychological health, accidents and disasters, religion, Quran were searched in credible sites, articles, dissertations and known religious texts such as holy Quran and Nahjolbalaghe. The findings of this study is presented in two parts: Verses and Hadith which present accidents and disasters as means of achieving peace and humans spiritual growth and verses that present methods for counter stress and reaching peace of mind. The subjects presented in these parts are pointing out the pre-ordained nature of revenues, faith, remembering God, prayer, sound of reading Quran, daily prayers, trust in God, thinking about the goal of creation and patience which are described in length. Quran is the best shelter for the faithful and among the most effective ways of dealing with stress in accidents and disasters. Believing in religion and spirituality gives propose to accidents and disasters and somewhat grantees a person's spiritual growth as an aftermath of such disasters which can lead to peace of mind.

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