Prayer in Muslim families: A qualitative exploration
Islam, Muslim families, prayer, qualitative
This qualitative study seeks to examine one major aspect (or “pillar”) of Islam, prayer (salat). Prayer is a widely practiced religious act; however, a dearth of social science research exists on prayer in relation to Muslim couples and families. The influence of prayer among Muslim couples, marriages, and family life is explored to better inform social work practice in working with American Muslim families. Specifically, we address: (a) prayer during courtship, (b) prayer as a unifying influence in marriage, (c) “a prayer for everything” (even sexual intimacy), and (d) prayer as “the most important foundation” for family relationships. Supportive primary data and social work implications are presented.
Original Publication Citation
Hatch T. G., Alghafli Z., Marks, L. D., Rose, A. H., Rose, J. R., Hardy, B. P., & Lambert, N. M. (2017). Prayer in Muslim families: A qualitative exploration. Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought, 36, 73–95.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hatch, Trevan; Alghafli, Zahra; Marks, Loren Dean; Rose, Andrew; Rose, Jennifer; Hardy, Benjamin; and Lambert, Nathaniel, "Prayer in Muslim families: A qualitative exploration" (2017). All Faculty Publications. 3032.
Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought
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