Islamic Counselling

The WHO of Islamic Counselling

Over the past decade, a series of research studies has examined the characteristics of senior and 'master therapists' - practitioners nominated by their peers as the 'best of the best' - the therapists that they would recommend a family member to consult. The value of these studies lies in their capacity to use the broader perspective available to highly successful practitioners, who have survived the hazards of practice and thrived, as a means of highlighting the attitudes and strategies tha...

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The sense of the self

The self in western culture generally espouse an understanding of the person as being an autonomous, separate individual, with strong boundaries and ‘inner’, private region of experience. Landrine (1992) describes this as being referential. The self is an inner ‘thing’ or area of experience: ‘the separated, encapsulated self of western culture is presumed to be the originator, creator and controller of behaviour’. Landrine (1992) contrasts this with the ind...

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Islamic view of human nature in comparison to contemporary psychological perspectives.

Islamic Psychology provides a balanced and comprehensive view of human nature. Islam provides a balanced focus between universal principles of human behaviour (with its universal laws and Shari’ah or divine laws) and individual differences. The universal laws may include biological law, unconscious instinctual law, socio-cultural law, and the law of perception and cognition. The Qur’an and Hadith provides guidance and basis to the laws of human nature. These laws can be used as th...

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Islamic Psychology

Psychology of Adl (Justice) and Qist (fairness) – A psycho-spiritual reflection of Q. 4:135

O you who have attained faith (iman)! Stand firm for justice as witnesses for Allah even if it is against yourselves, your parents, or close relatives. Be they rich or poor, Allah is best to ensure their interests. So do not let your desires cause you to deviate ˹from justice˺. If you distort the testimony or refuse to give it, then ˹know that˺ Allah is certainly All-Aware of what ...

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