BS (Social Sciences & Liberal Arts)
Faculty / School
School of Economics and Social Sciences (SESS)
Department of Social Sciences & Liberal Arts
Date of Award
Date of Submission
Dr. Faiza Mushtaq, Program Director (BS-SSLA) & Assistant Professor
Dr. Faiza Mushtaq, Dr. Ali Gibran Siddiqui
SSLA Culminating Experience
Despite the number of studies conducted on the topic of spirituality, we do not find enough research on the subject of Islamic spiritual healing. This thesis aims to engage and research upon the scenario of Islamic spiritual healing in Pakistan and it intends to examine the process of Islamic spiritual healing in the society by engaging observations and interviews of the subjects involved. These subjects include; the spiritual healer, visitors and volunteers working at the locality where research is to be conducted. It begins with detailed description of the environment whereby Islamic spiritual healing sessions are conducted. In-depth analysis of the surrounding happens in relation to the objects present in the locality and how accordingly the process happens. Environment of the locality is co-related with the fundamentals of Islamic spirituality. This paper further explores the information provided by various subjects involved in this research. Research subjects and their interactions have been keenly looked upon. Critical analysis of the interviews along with observation is written down with insightful detail and various other miraculous events are highlighted for audience to relate. In the conclusive section of this paper, an attempt has been made to authenticate the explanation of Islamic spiritual healing from the legal Islamic sources such as the Holy Quran and Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). Research in this thesis is segmented on the grounds of age, gender and socio economic classes. Visitors ought to seek physical, mental and social solace while interacting with the spiritual healer and results expressed are quite distinctive in nature.
This research was possible because of the special permission granted by his highness Hazrat Haji Syed Ahmad Saeed Rizvi Warsi who is the current Ameer of Silsilla e Warsi Pakistan.
Rizvi, A. A. (2020). An ethnographic study on the dynamics of Islamic spiritual healing in Pakistan (Unpublished undergraduate project). Institute of Business Administration, Pakistan. Retrieved from https://ir.iba.edu.pk/sslace/261
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