Course objectives

Muslim Psychology will help the students in understanding that how psyche will explain all the aspects of human personality and it would also help to study man’s psyche in the light of Islamic thought which is based on the Quran and the Sunnah.

Course description

Introduction i) Definition, Subject matter and scope ii) Historical background of Muslim Psychology 2) Studies of Muslim Scholars on Psychology i) Al-Kindi (ii) Abn Sina (iii) Ghazali (iv)Miskewah (v)Ashraf Ali Thanvi (vi)Shah Wali Allah 3) Methodology i) Quranic concept of Human Psyche ii) Concept of Man 4) Personality Theories i) Ghazali ii) Miskewah iii) Ashraf Ali Thanvi 5) Self Determination i) Nafs, Laataif, Hawadas, Khawater 6) i) Muslim approaches to Mental Health ii) Well being, love, contentment, satisfaction, hope, optimism and happiness 7) Behavior modificaition i) Ibadat ii) Zakat
iii) Tauba 8) Psychotherapy i) Muslim tradition to psychotherapy ii) Ghazali therapy of opposite iii)Sufi psychotherapy iv) Reading therapy 9) Muslim Psychological Assessment
i) Ghazali personality inventory ii) Dewn’s projective test for children iii)Shakhseyt ka se rukhi jaiza

Recommended books

  1. Ajmal, M (1986). Muslim contribution to psychotherapy. Islamabad: National Institute of Psychology. 56
  2. Badri, M. (1979). The Dilemma of Muslim Psychology. London: MWH Publishers
  3. Huq, M. (1984). Concept of personality development in the light of Islamic thoughts. Bangladesh Journal of Psychology 7, 118-128.
  4. Latif, A. (2000) Holistic health, healing and spirituality. Lahore: Psyche Hope.
  5. Rizvi, A. A. (1994). Muslim Tradition in psychotherapy and modern trends. Lahore: Institute of Islamic Culture.
  6. Rizvi, A. A. (1998) Muslim nafsiat kay khado khal. Lahore: Urdu Science Board.
  7. Rizvi, A. A. (2005) Quranic concept of psyche. Lahore: Institute of Muslim Psychology .
  8. Rizvi, A. A. (2005). Reading therapy. Lahore: Institute of Muslim Psychology .
  9. Rizvi, A.A. (1994) Traditions, paradigms and basic concepts of Muslim psychology. Lahore: Institute of Muslim Psychology.