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Health Spiritual Med Ethics 2014, 1(4): 29-42 Back to browse issues page
Drug Resistance versus Spiritual Resistance: A Comparative Analysis from the Perspective of Spiritual Health
Mohammad Baqer Mohammadi Laini , Shirzad Gholami
Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences
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Background and Objectives: Taking into account a few principles concerning human being, it becomes plausible that the human spirit would also have a similar reaction to spiritual “medicine” provided to it. In order to better understand how this is possible, we must consider the means by which the human spirit becomes resistant to spiritual remedies and compare them with the resistance developed by the body against physical drugs. As such, this research aimed at creating a comparative analysis between the elements that cause the human spirit to become resistant against spiritual remedies in comparison to the bodys resistance against physical treatments (e.g. drugs and other physical treatment).

Methods: The research at hand highlights the conclusions of an overall study of the Holy Quran, books of Islamic narration, and extensive Internet research concerning this subject. With these resources, the various aspects of the spirits resistance against spiritual remedies were discussed in detail.

Results: According to Holy Quran and Islamic narrations: Based on the expectations which God has of man, his heart (i.e. spirit) has the potential to fall under one of two categories – positive or negative. An afflicted heart may at times, like an afflicted body, become resistant against a remedy designed to cure it. In both cases of physical or metaphysical resistance, the underlying element that causes this resistance as well as the symptoms which accompany it are similar to one another. Having considered the teachings found in religious texts, this research discovered the underlying causes of spiritual resistance, and outlined some solutions which can prevent this issue from arising in the first place.

Conclusion: Based on the standards of health and spiritual wellbeing as outlined in Holy Quran, it is said that some hearts are unhealthy and require treatment and healing. In Holy Quran, there is also no doubt in it, guidance to the God wary. Considering the fact that Holy Quran is the Word of God, we establish our full confidence and trust within it. Therefore, the causes and symptoms of spiritual resistance against metaphysical cures, which have been outlined in this article, have been taken from Quranic teachings and should be carefully studied.

Keywords: Drug Resistance, Spiritual Resistance, Medication, Spiritual Health.
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: General
Received: 2016/02/20 | Accepted: 2016/02/20 | Published: 2016/02/20
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Mohammadi Laini M B, Gholami S. Drug Resistance versus Spiritual Resistance: A Comparative Analysis from the Perspective of Spiritual Health. Health Spiritual Med Ethics. 2014; 1 (4) :29-42
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