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Islamic Psychology: Emergence of A New Field

Akbar Husain (Author)

The present edition discusses a number of Quranic concepts of human behaviour and experience in support of Hadith in a very appealing style. Besides, the author has incorporated the contribution of noted Muslim thinkers, Abu Hamid Al-Ghazzali, Shah Waliullah and Hazrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi for their prolific writings and literary works directly linked to the discipline of Psychology in fifteen chapters. The content and subject matter of this edition reflects the testing of various Quranic concepts of human behaviour and their particular relevance in the discipline of psychology. Of necessity, choice of content is made because of the extraordinary depth of the field of Islamic psychology. The topics selected for inclusion in this edition are considered to be most closely linked with the various fields of psychology, namely, psycho-pathology, guidance and counselling, personality development, and psychotherapy. This edition 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.

Contents: Introduction. 1. Dimensions of Mans Inner Self. 2. Concept of Self: Nature Power and Knowledge. 3. Concept of Character Development in Islam. 4. Islamic Perspective on Psychopathology. 5. Eradication of Evils and Vices. 6. Alcohol Abuse: Islamic Perspective. 7. Cultivation of Virtues and Values. 8. Concept of Positive Health Exercise and Sports in Islam. 9. Islamic and Spiritual Practices for Stress Management. 10. Prayer and Meditation in Islamic Tradition. 11. Psycho Spiritual Concepts in Shah Waliullahs Doctrine. 12. Psychotherapeutic Traditions in Islam. 13. Therapy of Opposites. 14. Principles of Islamic Guidance. Bibliography. Index.

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About the author

Akbar Husain

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.

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Bibliographic information

Title Islamic Psychology: Emergence of A New Field
Author Akbar Husain
Format Hardcover
Date published: 12.02.2016
Edition 2nd. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788182206878
length xii+212p., 23cm.