The Study of Couple's Self-healing Factors in Islamic Anthropological Principles (based on the Views of Ayatollah Javadi Amoly)

Document Type: Research Paper


Assistant Professor of Advisory Department, Allameh Tabatabai University


In this study, attempts have been made to investigate the self-healing factors in marital conflicts, with an emphasis on the views of Ayatollah Javadi Amoly in anthropology. A holistic approach based on strong points of marriage is better suited to meet different needs of couples, contributing to the resolution of conflicts, as compared to an approach that deals with strengths and self-healing factors separately. The present study, using a hermeneutic research method, intends to shed some light on the subject of the study (self-healing factors) using the potentials of qualitative approaches. Hermeneutics, as the interpretation of religious and literary texts, is based on content analysis that seeks to unravel hidden meanings through interpretation (Hafez Nia, 2008).That is, the researcher as an interpreter should align his horizon with that of author so as to construe his true intention. Accordingly, based on the researchers’ analysis, the self-healing beliefs were extracted from the anthropological texts of Ayatollah Javadi Amoly. In the next step, the extracted features were classified in four categories. After this stage, the extracted subjects were confirmed by three experts in this field. Thus, the intention of the author (Ayatollah Javadi Amoly) were identified and finalized through content analysis and the author’s horizons were determined. The results of this study showed that religious beliefs strengthen the personal and interpersonal power of couples and thus facilitate the resolution of problems and conflicts. If the couples can employ the above-mentioned self-healing beliefs to resolve their problem or conflicts and adopt a positive view of the situation, it can increase the stability and durability of the family. A healthy marriage requires the concurrent presence of important intrapersonal (such as the ability to re-make decision, and being grateful to the divine blessings) and interpersonal (e.g., commitment and forgiveness) components as well as religious beliefs discussed in this study.