Tadabbur al-Quran and its Implications for Mental and Emotional Well-Being under Movement Control Order Conditions
The Movement Control Order (MCO) which began on 18 March 2020 in Malaysia is aimed at curbing the spread of the Covid-19 virus that has affected the world. However, if not managed properly, it will have negative implications on the mental and emotional well-being of the population. Addressing the spiritual aspect or its strength by getting closer to Allah SWT through tadabbur Quran activities is one of the means for overcoming these issues. This paper seeks to provide evidence of the importance of tadabbur Quran in the life of a Muslim and its implications in ensuring mental and emotional well-being. Among the objectives of this research are to: a) describe the importance of tadabbur Quran to Muslims; b) analyze the steps involved in tadabbur Quran and its principles; and c) analyze how tadabbur Quran activities affect the mental and emotional well-being of the practitioner, especially under movement control order conditions. This study employs a case study approach involving five Usrah QMAP3T Programme participants through text analysis and interview methods. This research seeks to enhance awareness on the need to return to the Quran the manual of Allah SWT who created all beings. The guidance provided by Allah SWT through His revelation and disseminated by the noble Prophet Muhammad SAW should be given attention and priority towards achieving a happy life which is one of the indicators underlying the well-being of the minds and emotions of individuals.