The story of sleeping of Aṣhābul Kahf in the Qur’an : neuroscience and hibernation perspective

Shobaha, Nuris (2018) The story of sleeping of Aṣhābul Kahf in the Qur’an : neuroscience and hibernation perspective. Undergraduate (S1) thesis, UIN Walisongo.

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The purpose of this research is to know how the story of Aṣhābul Kahfi in Al Quran from neuroscience and hibernation perspective. As we know, many scientific phenomena have been evident in the development of the present era. The story of Aṣhābul Kahfi is one of the scientific phenomena of the stories or other events that have been included in the Qur'an. Aṣhābul Kahfi is a faithful youth who ran into the cave because of chased by the unjust king, with Allah's grace they slept for hundreds of years. Although they sleep for hundreds of years, they still in good health without any damage to their body. This research uses neuroscience and hibernation theory. For neuroscience theory, researcher used a spiritual neuroscience. This research type is qualitative type that is based on library research. In this research the authors use mauḍu'ī method, it is to collect verses of the Qur'an that have the same intention in the sense of both discussing a topic of the problem and arrange it based on chronology and the reasons for the decline of the verses. This research takes data from Aṣhābul Kahfi's sleep that related to neuroscience theory and hibernation. While in the processing of data analyst, method that used by author is descriptive analysis. Where the authors seek and collect data about the objects of research and then compiled and described in a systematic, objective and then analyzed explanatory, that serves provide a more in-depth explanation than just describe a text meaning. Then, the data that have been collected the interpretation of sleep verses Aṣhābul Kahfi and scientific knowledge theory arranged in systematic, then explained and analyzed. The results of this study showed that the story of Aṣhābul Kahfi’s sleep is a real story. Allah SWT shows the scientific process of "sleep" to "wake up" so clearly described in article al-Kahf (18); 9-26, and how Allah arranges the surrounding environment that allow them to keep asleep not coma or death. If seen from the perspective of the neuroscience theory and hibernation, there are several factors that affect Aṣhābul Kahfi’s sleep so that their bodies keep health and undamaged although sleep for a long time That is Allah closed their ears so they not hear voices from outside. In addition, before they sleep they pray sincerely and faith to Allah. It can affect the workings of the brain, that prayer can affect the performance of their brains. Then, their bodies are turned in order not to be damaged, Allah also set the surrounding environment as cave that not exposed from direct sun, so that their bodies are not damaged by the sun. Aṣhābul Kahfi condition who slept in a long time as animals condition that being hibernated, although they sleep long can still survive without damage in the body.

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Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate (S1))
ContributionContributors (e.g. Thesis Advisor)Email
Thesis advisorJamil, M. MukhsinUNSPECIFIED
Thesis advisorMuhammad, HasyimUNSPECIFIED
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tafsir Al-Qur'an; Aṣhābul Kahfi; Neuroscience; Hibernation
Subjects: 200 Religion (Class here Comparative religion) > 290 Other religions > 297 Islam and religions originating in it > 297.1 Sources of Islam > 297.12 Al-Quran and Hadith > 297.122 Al-Quran > 297.1228 Nonreligious subjects treated in the Al-Quran
Divisions: Fakultas Ushuluddin dan Humaniora > Ilmu Al-Quran dan Tafsir (Tafsir Hadis)
Depositing User: Mohamad Akyas
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2018 07:32
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2018 07:32

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