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  • Creamcake
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    Re: Islamic Spirituality and Mental Well-Being

    Wa Alaykumussalam
    Jazakhallahu khairan :)

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  • MuslimThinker
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    Wa'alaikumsalam wr wb

    This is good to know. :up:

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  • ninety1daisies
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    Islamic Spirituality and Mental Well-Being

    :salams


    "One of the most fascinating features of this investigation was the comparison of prayer performed in an automatic manner without khushu’*(spiritual concentration) versus prayer performed in a deliberate manner with khushu’. The automatic manner of performing prayer had minimal effects in altering the pattern of brain activity and was comparable to daily activity. It was only when the individual performed prayer in a deliberate focused manner, internalizing the feelings of surrender and submission to God, that a profound neurophysiological change was witnessed with hypofrontalization (decreased activity in the frontal lobes of the brain), as well as increased activity in the basal ganglia (involving the brain’s reward system) and the anterior cingulate gyrus. With respect to the latter, the researchers commented, “The anterior cingulate is involved with emotional regulation, learning, and memory, and plays a major role in lowering anxiety and irritability, and enhancing emotional and social awareness."


    Full Article: https://yaqeeninstitute.org/en/zohai...al-well-being/
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