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Mental Health: United States
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Stress and psychological health

The word Islam means submission to Allah and through its root s-l-m evokes meanings of well-being, intactness, peace, safety, and security (Antes 1989). Islam's vision of health is seen in a broad context of general well-being (Rahman 1989). Īmān, a word which usually translates as “faith” in English, is a deeply felt psychological state of peace and tranquility that Muslims can achieve through devotion to Allah, and that manifests itself in a person'…

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Odoms-Young, Angela and Abdulrahim, Sawsan, “Mental Health: United States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 25 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0184h>
First published online: 2009

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