Thematic Analysis Of Research Studies On Maqasid Shariah And Mental Health


  • Ulfah Mansurah Zainudin Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
  • Nurzahidah Jaapar Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
  • Fadhilah Adibah Ismail Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
  • Ghazali Jaapar International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
  • Hasnah Husiin Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)



Mental health, Islam, Maqasid Shariah, Literature Review, DataBase


Debates and discussions related to mental health are closely related to maqasid al-shariah encompassing worldly ‎and religious affairs, especially the aspects of tahsiniyyat and kamaliyyat to complete the essentials or necessities ‎‎(daruriyyat). Published literature and articles have shown an increased interest in the intellectual discourse related ‎to maqasid al-shariah. The objective of this research is to analyze and examine past literature on maqasid al-‎shariah related to mental health between 2017 to 2021. This research is conducted in the form of the descriptive ‎method through document analysis of past literature from online articles and journals under the keyword “maqasid ‎al-shariah” with mental health derived from an online database including books and conference papers published in ‎various fields. This research seeks to analyze selected articles by identifying several variables that encompass ‎several patterns such as number of articles published, year of publication, number of authors, research approach, ‎subject, and gender of the authors. The general findings of this research show majority of past research are based ‎on the qualitative method. Besides that, the discussion on the concept of maqasid al-shariah related to mental health ‎issues is an unchartered area that still requires need in-depth research in the context of the society from the ‎aspects of children, adolescents, and the elderly. This research is expected to be a guide for further research.


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How to Cite

Zainudin, U. M. ., Jaapar, N. ., Ismail, F. A., Jaapar, G. ., & Husiin, H. (2023). Thematic Analysis Of Research Studies On Maqasid Shariah And Mental Health. Journal of Fatwa Management and Research, 28(1), 45–57.