Overview for Islamic Psychology: Emergence of a New Field
This book discusses a number of Qur'anic concepts of human behaviour and experience in support of Hadith in a very appealing style. Besides, the author of the book has incorporated the contribution of Muslim thinkers, Abu Hamid Al-Ghazali, Shah Waliullah and Hazrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi for their prolific writings and literary works directly linked to the discipline of Psychology. The book contains fourteen chapters. The content and subject matter of the book reflects the testing of various Qurâ€™anic concepts of human behaviour and their particular relevance in the discipline of psychology. Of necessity, choice of content was made because of the extraordinary depth of the field of Islamic psychology. The topics selected for inclusion in this book are considered to be most closely linked with the various fields of psychology, namely, psycho-pathology, guidance and counseling, personality development, and psychotherapy. This book has a considerable utility as a reference work for Muslim researchers and scholars in the discipline of psychology. For the Clinical psychologists, it can be a guide for the understanding, prevention and treatment of spiritual diseases.
Akbar Husain (Author)
Akbar Husain is Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychology at the Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. He has obtained Ph.D. Degree in Psychology from the same University in 1981. He has successfully supervised 10 M.Phil dissertations and 18 Ph.D. theses. He is author/co-author of ten books and 125 research articles/papers. Prof. Husain has attended several National and International Conferences and Seminars. He has standardized numerous psychological tests and completed three research projects. He is Life Member and Annual Member of various National and International Associations. He served as Council Member, Regional Convenor, Regional President and Associate Secretary in the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology. At present he is an editor of the JIAAP. His current areas of research are: Stress and Health, Applied Gerontology, Spiritual Psychology and Positive Psychology.