Remittances Review

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

ISSN:2059-6588 | e-ISSN: 2059-6596

Effectiveness of Understanding Surah Ad-Dhuha: A Study on Old Home Men with Anxiety

Mashal Akhtar, Shamaila Asad, Mariam Asghar , Samina Nawaz, Iqra Akhtar, Khansa Naseem
Depression, Stress, emotions, spiritual ,


This experimental study aimed to investigate the effectiveness of understanding Surah Ad-Dhuha as a therapy for anxiety in adults living in old houses and to evaluate the differences in anxiety levels between the experimental and control groups. A quasi-experimental design with pre- and post-test measurements and a control group was used, with a sample size of n=36 (experimental group: n=18, control group: n=18), aged 60 to 85 years (M = 67.67, SD = 7.61). Anxiety was assessed using the Geriatric Anxiety Scale (GAS) before and after the intervention. The control group did not receive any intervention, while the experimental group received Surah Ad-Dhuha therapy. Descriptive statistics, reliability analysis, and paired samples t tests were used for data analysis. The results revealed a reduction in anxiety symptoms after the implementation of Surah Ad-Dhuha therapy, with a significant difference between the results before and after the intervention. Surah Ad-Dhuha has important spiritual and emotional value for many Muslims, offering comfort, hope and peace in difficult times, including anxiety. This study has broad implications for older adults living in nursing homes and suggests Surah Ad-Dhuha therapy as a coping mechanism for anxiety, relevant to psychologists, health care professionals, health care settings. mental health, individuals and organizations working for the well-being of older people.