A Psycholinguistic Study of the Motivational Role of the Language of Affection in the Qur’an in the Development of a Healthy Personality (Published)
The study tackles some affectional forms in the Qur’an and their motivational role in making a healthy personality. To achieve this, the divine language of affection motivates believers to develop positive mental attitudes towards humanity. The motivational power works at the psychological, social, cognitive, and emotional levels. This power creates many positive values of which are charitable giving, commitment, empathy, stable mood, and regulation of emotions. Putting these values together helps in the creation of a social solidarity and a safe community. Therefore, there is a causal correlation between the motivational power and these values. Accordingly, the motivational power of the divine love creates an innate inclination for charitable giving which results in the regulation of emotions and forgiveness. Moreover, forgiveness plays a motivational role per se. Thusly, it helps in the promotion of the values above of giving in charity, stable mood, and regulation of emotions. It is found that affective empathy and commitment are elicited by forgiveness. Above all else, there are some social and psychological outcomes of forgiveness such as the demonstration of love, harmony, and co-existence. In conclusion, the motivational power of the divine affection plays a major role in providing a permanent process of the psychological healing at the subjective, interpersonal, and inter-group relations.
The Politics of Forgiveness and Reconciliation: A Way Out of the Dynamics of Conflict and Revenge (Published)
In fact Forgiveness may be contrary to human logic that often yields to the dynamics of conflict and revenge. But forgiveness is inspired by the logic of love. One needs to forgive others as well. The new person is a forgiven person, a person who makes restitution, a person who is honest about failings and weaknesses, a person who is open to the future and who recognizes the dignity of all. This paper calls all men and women and politicians across the globe to a stubborn fact that forgiveness is a key to peace and love which we as individuals and the world in general need today more than ever to effect a genuine and lasting healing and eschew reprisal conflict and revenge.