The Qur'an and the Bio-Psychological Aspects of the Elderly

  • Hossam E Fadel Foundation for Islamic Knowledge Lombard, Illinois
Keywords: Senility, biological aspects, psychological aspects

Abstract

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5915/20-2-13269

The Qur'an stated the stages that a person has to go through during his/ her life cycle; fertilization, fetal stage, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, old age, death, life in grave, and life after death. The Qur'an even stated in depth the stages that the fetus has to go through, before becoming a full human being and before its birth. The Qur'an also explained some of the biological changes that a person has to go through in life. It explains some of the social, religious and psychological aspects that many have to pass through. The Qur'an and Hadith state in depth the life in the grave, the life after resurrection and the life in Paradise or in Hell. No one book of history or of wisdom has had all of this information in depth as much as the Qur'an has.

In this expose, the author reports directly from the Qur'an the biological, the physical and the psychological changes that a person has to go through, and especially those changes that take place in the elderly. The author, then, wishes to render some general advice as to how a person can prolong his happy life before he is struck with any of those changes. In so doing, a person may live a longer and happier life.

Author Biography

Hossam E Fadel, Foundation for Islamic Knowledge Lombard, Illinois

Ph.D.

Foundation for Islamic Knowledge, Lombard, Illinois

Published
1988-04-01
Section
Islamic Perspectives