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Ostadtaghizadeh A, Nouri M, Aghababaeian H, Roohani-Majd A, Olyanasab S Z, Azami-Aghdash S, et al . Disaster Mitigation and preparedness from the Perspective of Holy Quran. EBHPME 2023; 7 (4) :283-291
URL: http://jebhpme.ssu.ac.ir/article-1-470-en.html
Spiritual Health Research Center, Mental Health Department, School of Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health (Tehran Institute of Psychiatry), Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , m61nooori@gmail.com
Abstract:   (344 Views)
Background: Different religions have tackled the issue of natural disasters, considering them the result of people’s sins, holy action, and tools used by God to punish people. These beliefs will keep people reluctant to do anything to respond well to disasters since they believe that nothing could or should be done. Of course, the Holy Quran advises believers to stay cautious about disaster risks and try to lessen them. Thus, this research aims to investigate the verses of the Holy Quran about disaster risk management to correct religious beliefs about this topic.
Methods: A qualitative study was conducted. First, verses of Holy Quran related to disasters were identified through a search in Quran’s text, translation, and interpretation. Data were analyzed using qualitative content analysis.
Results: 82 of verses were included in the analysis after evaluating their content. The results were divided into two categories: readiness, and prevention and vulnerability reduction.
Conclusion: This research confirms that Islam has paid much attention to disaster readiness and prevention. This issue has been stated in Holy Quran with many examples and suggestions. Precise reflection in these verses can have a notable influence on changing the views and beliefs of society members, and these verses are proof of the policies, actions, and plans that humanity has reached after years of experience against hazards.
 
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Type of Study: Original article | Subject: General
Received: 2023/09/30 | Accepted: 2024/03/9 | Published: 2024/05/21

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