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The impacts of globalization on mental disorders : an effective solution from Islamic perspective

Abdul Razak, Abdul Latif (2011) The impacts of globalization on mental disorders : an effective solution from Islamic perspective. Journal of Islam in Asia, Spcl (2). pp. 477-490. ISSN 1823-0970

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Nowadays, the world in general is witnessing the frightening increase of psychological problems. This is due to the fast developmental changes brought by globalization and the marginalization of religion. Secular and irreligious psychological approaches which reject the spiritual aspects of man could not resolve the problems. Religion with its beliefs and practices guarantees the best and effective solutions to the problems. The challenge is how to apply those religious beliefs and practices in remedying those psychological problems. This requires right understanding of religious concepts and principles and the internalizations of these principles into daily life. This paper tries to embark upon discourse on the true understanding of the nature of man, his uniqueness compared to animal, and the meaning and purpose of his life. This true understanding of the nature of man leads to the understanding of the root causes of the problems and not the symptomatic ones. Consequently, the proper remedy can be given to cure these illnesses.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4249/22145
Uncontrolled Keywords: Globalization, Psychological Problems, Beliefs, Nature of Man, Purpose of Life.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of General Studies
Depositing User: Mrs Maznah Zakaria
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2012 07:59
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2013 10:57
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/22145

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