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BY 4.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter 2023

The Islamic theology behind spiritual care and hospital chaplaincy

From the book Complexities of Spiritual Care in Plural Societies

  • Naveed Baig


Over the last two decades Muslim chaplaincy in general has emerged into a distinct field of discussion, practise and study at the institutional level in the Nordic countries. There is no identifiable ‘canon’ of original sources that identifies and traces the theology behind Muslim chaplaincy. I argue that a large portion of that theology is derived from the primary and secondary sources of Islam- the Quran and Sunnah. I explore the salient features of spiritual care in Islam and equate them with a Muslim chaplaincy practise that is exemplified through chaplains’ own reflections.

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