Category: Islam and Psychology

Every Illness Has A Cure: The Islamic Perspective

by Mawlana Sikander Khan Pathan Praise be to Allah, Knower of all ailments and their hidden cures. May peace and salutations be upon His first prophet Adam, His final prophet Muhammad and all the prophets that came in between Amen! (Amen!). Muslims like so many others believe in a creator. We believe that we were […]

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Islamic Psychology

Allâh, the Exalted said, “Say to the believing men that they should lower their sight and guard their private parts; that will make for greater purity for them. Indeed Allâh is well acquainted with all that they do.” [an-Nûr (24):30] So Allâh made purification and spiritual growth to be the outcome of lowering the sight […]

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Islamic values and Ethics in Prevention and Treatment of Emotional Disorders

Basheer Ahmed U.S.A. God says about Quran ..It (Quran) is a guide and a healing to those who believe” (S.41: V. 44). Religion plays a significant role in satisfying our physical as well as spiritual needs: Islam teaches us a code of behavior and gives us a meaning for our existence. Unfortunately, in today’s western […]

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Towards an Islamic Perspective of Developmental Psychology

By Salisu Shehu This article seeks to advance an Islamic understanding of the process of human development. It begins with a critique of the Western secular worldview, which relies exclusively on empiricism and reductionism. It also brings out the exclusion of the spiritual dimension and the privileging of materialism in secular developmental psychology. The paper […]

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Spiritual Healing in the Islamic Tradition

Shaykh Hisham Muhammad Kabbani, MD Renewed interest in spiritual healing methods will only help to further the state of modern medicine as we benefit from the experiences and knowledge of our predecessors in this noble field of healing. Unfortunately, this topic has too often been ignored and dismissed by many contemporary physicians although these remedies […]

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Healing Power of Faith and Prayer: Religoius and Scientific Perspectives

Prof. Abdul Majid Department of Zoology, Government Postgraduate College, Mansehra, Pakistan We turn to God and He Renews our Strength so that we can run and not grow weary, so that we can walk and not feel faint. The man or woman who turns to God is like a tree planted by a stream. What […]

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The “Yoga” of Islamic Prayer

By Karima Burns, MH, ND 11/01/2001 Called “one of the oldest systems of personal development encompassing body, mind and spirit” by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, yoga has become one of the fastest growing health trends today. It has been renowned for centuries for its curative powers of movement. Yoga consists of […]

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Religion in Mental Health: the Soul Under Pressure

By Hwaa Irfan Staff writer for the Health and Science section of Islamonline Minorities in Great Britain struggle to find their own identities. According to the World Health Organization this year, depressive disorders are the fourth leading cause of ill health and disability amongst adults worldwide. By 2020, it is expected that mental health disorders […]

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Prophetic Medicine: An Old Prescription for a New Era

By Dr. Hossam Arafa A genre of medical writing intended as an alternative to the exclusively Greek-based medical systems derived from Galen was that called at-tibb an-nabawi or “Prophetic Medicine.” The authors were clerics, rather than physicians, who advocated traditional medicine as mentioned in the Qur’an and as practiced during the life of Prophet Muhammad. […]

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