Quranic Strategies for Treating Depression: A Focus on the Stories of Jacob and Mary

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Maryam Shaeri
Iman Kanani


Depression is one of the most prevalent mood disorders, causing significant adverse effects on individuals' mental health and daily life. Religions, especially Islam, have historically prioritized fostering inner and social peace and balance, as well as promoting mental well-being. However, a review of existing research on depression in the Holy Quran suggests a gap in scholarship. Many researchers haven't given sufficient attention or in-depth analysis to this crucial topic and the potential Quranic solutions for treatment. This paper delves into the identification and analysis of the type of depression depicted in the stories of Prophet Jacob and Mary, and explores the psychological remedies offered by the Quran for its treatment.


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Research Article (Persian)