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Islamic psychology and the call forislamization of modern psychology

Abdul Razak, Mohd Abbas and Nik Abdul Rahman, Nik Ahmad Hisham (2012) Islamic psychology and the call forislamization of modern psychology. Journal of Islam in Asia, 9 (1). pp. 156-183.

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Abstract

Abstract The shifting of paradigms in modern psychology has left modern men in a state of confusion in the issues pertaining to what should be the paramount concern of psychology and in the proper understanding on the topic of human nature. In a contrastive manner Islamic psychology which has been promoted by Muslim scholars alongside with the process of Islamization of knowledge and education, has its roots in the philosophical ideas of early Muslim scholars. Its resurgence, which started some two decades ago, is seen as an initiative to introduce Islamic understanding on man to the conflicting ideas prevalent in modern psychology. Its approach which is mainly philosophical in nature, goes back to the ideas on man mentioned in the two primary sources of Islam, namely the Qur’an and Hadith. Islamic psychology with its comprehensive ideas on human nature has been seen by Muslim scholars as a new perspective in psychology that can fill in the lacunae present in the modern psychological thoughts on man, and clears the mist that surrounds most Western theories on man. In this paper the researchers would like to discuss the nature, development, problems that surround Western mainstream psychology. Contrastively, the researchers will also look into the history, nature and contribution made by Islamic psychology. Lastly, the paper provides an analysis and synthesis of the two psychologies.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6588/
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islamic psychology, Call for Islamization, Modern psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General) > B69 History and systems
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BH Aesthetics
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
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: Dr. Mohd Abbas Abdul Razak
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2012 09:19
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2012 07:55
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/26732

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