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Pastoral Care to Muslims : Building Bridges - Neville A. Kirkwood

Pastoral Care to Muslims

Building Bridges

Paperback Published: 12th December 2001
ISBN: 9780789014771
Number Of Pages: 168

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Fulfill Christ's injunction in Matthew 25 Pastoral Care to Muslims: Building Bridges recognizes that more and more often pastoral care workers are encountering Muslims in hospitals. This is the guidebook you need to provide the spiritual support these patients are able to accept--support that doesn't conflict with their religious affiliations.The first section of Pastoral Care to Muslims provides an outline of the major beliefs of Islam, chiefly those that relate to illness and dying. The Koran is freely quoted to support these beliefs and practices. The second section of the book delivers a set of guidelines for the practice of pastoral care to hospitalized Muslims. These guidelines have been field tested with positive results. The book's two appendixes supply you with samples of the kinds of prayers that are acceptable to Muslims. In this valuable book you'll find: background information about the Muslim faith quotations from the Koran that you can use in your practice what you need to understand about the Muslim view of sickness, death, and dying Plus explanations of terms and concepts found in Islam, including: the Islamic Creed Tawhid (the concept of the unity of God) Gehenna (Hell) the Five Pillars of IslamPastoral Care to Muslims: Building Bridges will help you do just that: build bridges between Christians and Muslims. It will supply you with material you can use to minister to Muslims without the fear of offending them and give you the confidence you need to deliver effective pastoral care to this growing segment of the population.

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
The Muslim Mind
Why Muslims?p. 5
Muslims and Godp. 13
The Islamic Creedp. 13
"What Is God Like?"p. 16
Tahweed--The Unity of Godp. 17
Unity versus Trinityp. 18
Taqwa--God Consciousnessp. 21
The Rights of Godp. 23
Fear and Hopep. 25
Determinism and Free Willp. 35
Iblis, Angels, and Jinnp. 47
Iblis (Satan)p. 49
Angelsp. 50
Jinnp. 53
Death and the Gravep. 57
Awaiting the Hour of Doomp. 67
The Day of Resurrectionp. 77
Weighed in the Balancesp. 80
The Bridgep. 82
The Life Beyondp. 83
Women and Children in the Afterlifep. 89
Postdeath Experiencep. 91
The Place of Prayerp. 93
Salat--Formal/Liturgical Prayersp. 94
Shafa'a--Intercession for the Deadp. 95
Du'a--Intercession for the Livingp. 96
Sunnis and Shia'sp. 99
The Practice of Care
What Is Pastoral Care?p. 105
Imperatives for Muslim Carep. 115
Beside the Patientp. 119
Acceptancep. 119
Availabilityp. 120
Greetingp. 121
Initiating Conversationp. 122
Conversations Involving Religionp. 123
Listeningp. 124
Prayerp. 124
Visiting the Homep. 125
Accepting the Challengep. 126
Shafa'a--Prayer for the Deadp. 129
Bedside Prayersp. 131
Du'a--Intercession for the Livingp. 131
Sabr--Prayer for Patiencep. 132
Bedside Prayer for the Dyingp. 132
Notesp. 135
Glossaryp. 139
Bibliographyp. 143
Indexp. 145
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ISBN: 9780789014771
ISBN-10: 0789014777
Series: Doubleday Religion Book Club Selection! Ser.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 168
Published: 12th December 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1