Quranic Content: A Study of Divine Literature to Stress Management
Abstract: It is believed that hunger; greed, love, sex, rejection, revenge, tribal loyalty, fear and anger are some of the basic instincts found in human beings. When people experience fatigue, discrimination, heavy workload, sleeplessness, irritability, physical and mental exhaustion they suffer from stress. Literature has also depicted stress as a recurrent theme in novels, short stories, dramas, poetry, etc. The Holy Scriptures have guided us to control such negative emotions for leading a peacefully successful and balanced life. We are living in a digital age which has marvelously facilitated human lives but also contributed to several factors of stress. It is observed that psychological pressures, financial constraints, lack of basic facilities, severe disappointment, weak upbringing, negative environmental effects and poor academic performance have caused extreme stress in our lives. Studies underscore that literature has brought a very positive effect on stressors and help people release their tensions. The current study focuses on the role of literature in stress management. Interpretive method is used to analyze the relevant data. The findings suggest that if we properly act upon verses of the Holy Quran as divine literature we can not only alleviate and control outpouring of anger but also lead a stress free life and bring about very positive and healthy environment around us.