The Effectiveness of Forgiveness Training Based on Islamic Approach (Qur'an and Hadith) to Increase Intimacy and its Dimensions: Implications for Treatment

Fariba Kiani, Tayebe Rahimi Pordanjani, Ali Mohamadzadeh Ebrahimi



Background and Aim: forgiveness can serve as an obstacle to the effects of negative emotions caused by couples' conflicts. The research aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of forgiveness training based on Islamic approach (Qur'an and Hadith) toincrease couples intimacy and its dimensions.

Materials and Methods: In this semi-experimental study that was performed using both experiment and control groups, 20 couples that due to marital problems had referred to the counseling centers in Shahrekord City were selected using of random sampling method and randomly were replaced into two experimental and control groups. With the help of marital intimacy questionnaire, first, the amount of marital intimacy were measured before intervention on both the experimental and control groups (pre-test) and after 9 session intervention (forgiveness training based on Islamic approach) for the experimental group, the questionnaire was performed both groups (post-test) again. Data were analyzed using of descriptive statistics and Multivatiate covariance method.

Findings: The results showed that compared with the control group, forgiveness training based on Islamic approach (Qur'an and Hadith) significantly increased couples intimacy and its six dimensions namely emotional intimacy, communication, religious, physical, psychological and overall dimension in the experimental group (P<0.01).

Ethical Considerations: Before the study, the goal of the study was explained to participants to participate full satisfaction.

Conclusion: The results showed that forgiveness training based on Islamic approach (Qur'an and Hadith) could be used in planning therapeutic interventions.


Cite this article as: Kiani F, Rahimi Pordanjani T, Mohamadzadeh Ebrahimi A. The Effectiveness of Forgiveness Training Based on Islamic Approach (Qur'an and Hadith) to Increase Intimacy and its Dimensions: Implications for Treatment. Med Ethics J 2019; 13(44): e5.


Forgiveness Training; Islamic Approach (Qur'an and Hadith); Intimacy; Dimensions; Couples

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