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Prayer is an integral part of all divine laws and it exists in every religion, specifically. Prayer has special status in Islam and Quran, so that its effect and blessing of this great divine duty expressed in all parts of this scripture with concise, mot and subtle expressions. Philosophy, benefits, effects and description of prayer expressed in many verses and narratives that it is impossible to address them all here. On the other hand, social health issues and realizing of it in human societies is inevitable. Mankind attempts in order to achieve peace, security, health and social life in many centuries with minor and major investment and use the most modern facilities. However, social events and statistics in this regard suggest that mankind hadn’t any significant success in this context and societal health is still one of the most basic human concerns. However, the study of social health, its dimensions and its predictors and promoting factors, because of its importance, always attract the attention of sociologists and social health experts. Although, much attention has been given to the aspects of physical and psychological health of prayer in the past and also many studies conducted in this field but the aspect of social health has been neglected and requires review and further investigation. The authors of this article have tried to evaluate social health structure of prayer in according to the verses, narratives and traditions and identified and classified each of them separately.
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