The Concept of Qailulah (Midday Napping) from Neuroscientific and Islamic Perspectives

Tumiran, Mohd Amzari and Rahman, Noor Naemah Abdul and Saat, Rohaida Mohd and Kabir, Nurul and Zulkifli, Mohd Yakub and Hasan Adli, Durriyyah Sharifah (2018) The Concept of Qailulah (Midday Napping) from Neuroscientific and Islamic Perspectives. Journal of Religion and Health, 57 (4). pp. 1363-1375. ISSN 0022-4197, DOI

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Napping/siesta during the day is a phenomenon, which is widely practised in the world. However, the timing, frequency, and duration may vary. The basis of napping is also diverse, but it is mainly done for improvement in alertness and general well-being. Neuroscience reveals that midday napping improves memory, enhances alertness, boosts wakefulness and performance, and recovers certain qualities of lost night sleep. Interestingly, Islam, the religion of the Muslims, advocates midday napping primarily because it was a practice preferred by Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). The objectives of this review were to investigate and compare identical key points on focused topic from both neuroscientific and Islamic perspectives and make recommendations for future researches.

Item Type: Article
Funders: University of Malaya Research Grant (UMRG) RG272/14AFR
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic perspective; Nap; Neuroscience; Religion; Siesta; Sleep
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics
Q Science > QH Natural history
Divisions: Academy of Islamic Studies > Dept of Al-Quran & Al- Hadith
Academy of Islamic Studies > Dept of Fiqh & Usul
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Science > Institute of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2019 08:34
Last Modified: 22 Feb 2019 08:34

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