Vol 1 No 1 (2021): Proceding of Inter-Islamic University Conference on Psychology

Overcome Stress during the Covid-19 Pandemic by Surah Al-Insyirah: Harmonization between the Koran and Clinical Neuroscience
Atasi Stres saat Pandemi Covid-19 dengan Menadabburi Surah Al-Insyirah: Harmonisasi antara Alquran dan Neurosains Klinis

Qurotul Uyun
Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia
Published February 22, 2021
  • Covid-19,
  • Stres,
  • Surah Al-Insyirah,
  • Tadabbur Alquran,
  • Neurosains


The uncertainty regarding the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Covid-19) makes people have to carry out various activities from home and stay alert. However, on the other hand, this condition actually creates new problems that trigger mental health issues, one of the most felt is stress during the Covid-19 pandemic. Various day to day stressors keep coming, ranging from anger, disappointment, frustration, fear, boredom, negative stigma, financial problems, to work problems. If this condition persists, it will actually worsen the individual's mental state and allow changes in the body's condition in a negative direction. Therefore, good stress management is needed. The aim of this study is to see the impact of transcribing the Al-Insyirah surah to reduce stress during a pandemic (Covid-19) and its harmony with the clinical neuroscience approach. The method in this research is literature review. The findings of this study indicate that the Al-Insyirah surah is a definite parable to describe the problems faced by humans and also comprehensively explains the steps to deal with stress through three stages, namely, positive thinking, positive act, and positive expectation which also have an impact. on brain growth, as well as the formation and strengthening of new synapses in the prefrontal cortex (PFC).


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