Multidimensional Measure of Islamic Spirituality (MMS)

Multidimensional Measure of Islamic Spirituality (MMS)
Dasti & Sitwat‚ 2014
1.    I am unable to follow through a well–planned work. *
2.    I am unable to complete the work I set up for. *
3.    I feel sluggish in taking initiative in any work. *
4.    I find it hard to complete any responsibility that is entrusted to me. *
5.    I feel that despite exerting effort I am unable to keep my things in order. *
6.    I become indecisive if people are not in agreement with my plans. *
7.    The quality of my work is not in accord to my potential. *
8.    Because of disapproval from other people I am unable to follow a righteous act. *
9.    I am inconsistent. *
10.I don’t have control over my sleep. *
11.I find it hard to attempt something in which I have faced failure in the first attempt. *
12.I am unable to fulfill my promises. *
13.In order to form a bond with Allah‚ I sit alone.
14. In order to form a bond with Allah‚ I contemplate on the working of the Universe.
15. I feel an impulse to discover and know my Creator.
16. I try to find out whether the prevailing cultural traditions are in accordance to Islam.
17. In order to form a bond with Allah‚ I take assistance from Qur’anic Ayat (Verses) and Sunnah (prophetic way of life).
18. In order to form a bond with Allah‚ I take help from scholars and religious/spiritual guides.
19. I feel a close bond with Allah.
20. I try to take assistance from Qur’an and Sunnah (prophetic way of life) in every aspect of life.
21. One of the priority in my life is to know about myself.
22. I feel that the purpose of my life is to form a bond with Allah.
23. In order to form a bond with Allah‚ I exchange my ideas with my teachers /friends.
24. In order to form a bond with Allah‚ I attend religious gatherings.
25. When I am angry I swear. *
26. When I swear‚ my anger dissipates. *
27. If I don’t have money‚ I take a loan to buy things I like. *
28. When I am with my friends‚ I make fun of others. *
29. I enjoy making fun of others. *
30. When I have money‚ I buy things that I really don’t need at that time. *
31. I like to gossip. *
32. If someone wrongs me then I take greater revenge from him/her. *
33. When I am among my friends‚ I can’t resist talking about the negative aspects of somebody who is not present there. *
34. I want to see myself at a social position so that people respect me. *
35. I wish to get all those things which make me appear unique. *
36. I want to see myself at a financial position so that people respect me. *
37. I like doing things which earn me praise. *
38. I think that if I have latest/new things with me‚ then I am an important and successful person. *
39. A lot of shopping makes me feel happy. *
40. I help people so that in times of need they also help me. *
41. If I see something new/latest‚ I feel an urge to get it immediately. *
42. I feel that because of my qualities I am better than most of the people. *
43. I don’t find anything wrong in praising someone a little more than deserved if it helps me in getting my work done. *
44. When I pray‚ I feel that Allah is listening to my prayer.
45. I am proud to be a Muslim.
46. When I am in any difficulty‚ I find help and assistance from Allah.
47. I am hopeful that despite all my wrongdoing‚ Allah will forgive me.
48. I feel that Allah is conversing with me through Qur’anic Ayat (Verses).
49. I can feel the love of Allah.
50. I can feel that Allah is observing all my acts.
51. I can feel the fear of Allah in my heart.
52.  When I have to face any difficulty‚ I think it as a source from Allah for the strengthening of my faith.
53. The feeling of Allah’s love has brought favorable change in my daily life.
54. To me‚ it’s essential to strive to learn about Islam.
55. I feel that the search for truth is possible.
56. If there is a fight between my relatives/ friends‚ I try to resolve it.
57. I convey my knowledge to others so that they can also benefit from it.
58. If I have knowledge about anything‚ I don’t tell others because if I do they might excel past me. *
59. I feel hesitance in meeting my poor relatives. *
60. I try to help my parents in every possible way.
61. When I see people in a better position than myself‚ my heart aches. *
62. I try to help my poor relatives.
63. 63 I like for others what I like for myself.
64. Because of love for money‚ I am unable to help others. *
65. I don’t like meeting people with whom I have disagreements. *
66. I stop meeting people with whom I have serious disagreements. *
67. I forgive people who have wronged me.
68. I don’t feel at rest until I have avenged the wrong done to me. *
69. An unpleasant feeling persists if I don’t have courage to avenge the person who wronged me. *
70. I keep on thinking on how to avenge the person who wronged me. *
71. While angry‚ I lose control over myself control. *
72. 72 I say Namaz.
73. I recite Qur’an.
74. I do Zikr.
75. I fast.
*Represents items which needs to be reverse scored
SD =Self Discipline (alpha 0.68 and r 0.886)‚ Q = Quest and Search for Divinity (alpha 0.84 and r .956)‚ A & E =Anger & Expansive Behavior (alpha 0.79 and r 0.854)‚ SA = Self-Aggrandizement (alpha 0.79 and r 0.863)‚ FC = Feeling of Connectedness with Allah (alpha 0.84 and r 0.847)‚ M-G= Meanness-Generosity (alpha 0.74 and r 0.808)‚ TI = Tolerance-Intolerance (alpha 0.76 and r 0.742)‚ IP= Islamic Practices(alpha 0.71 and r 0.793).
SD (items: 1-12)‚ Q (items: 13-24)‚ A & E (items: 25-33)‚ SA (items: 34-43)‚ FC (items: 44-55)‚ M-G (items 56- 64)‚ TI (items: 65-71)‚ IP (items: 72-75).

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