International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

Spirituality in Maqasid for the Empowerment of Human Well-Being

Spirituality is a process of soul empowerment in Islamic teachings that is based on the concept of Takziyat al-nafs. It comes in the form of internal purification and external development in order to curb the bad wills and habits of human that may lead to damaging the soul. It is seen here as in parallel with one of the discussions in maqasid al-shariah namely hifz al-nafs. Therefore, this study aims to assess the existence of tazkiyat al-nafs in the maqasid al-shariah itself in general and in the hifz al-nafs in particular to see its role in empowering the human well-being. This study is a qualitative study with content analysis design. The findings show that tazkiyat al-nafs is one of the branches of the maqasid al-shariah contained in the discussion of hifz al-nafs. However, it has been overlooked in the scholars’ dicussions in the past and present although it has an important position in empowering the human well-being. Keyword: Spirituality, Tazkiyat al-Nafs, Maqasid al-Shariah, Hifz al-Nafs, Human Well-being.

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