Title

Prayer in Muslim families: A qualitative exploration

Keywords

Islam, Muslim families, prayer, qualitative

Abstract

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.

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2017-04-24

Publisher

Journal of Religion & Spirituality in Social Work: Social Thought

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Adjunct Faculty

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