About the Book
The present edition discusses a number of Qur’ânic concepts of human behaviour and experience in support of Hadith in a very appealing style. Besides, the author has incorporated the contribution of noted Muslim thinkers, Abu Hamid Al-Ghazzali, Shah Waliullah and Hazrat Maulana Ashraf Ali Thanvi for their prolific writings and literary works directly linked to the discipline of Psychology in fifteen chapters. The content and subject matter of this edition reflects the testing of various Qur’ânic concepts of human behaviour and their particular relevance in the discipline of psychology. Of necessity, choice of content is made because of the extraordinary depth of the field of Islamic psychology. The topics selected for inclusion in this edition are considered to be most closely linked with the various fields of psychology, namely, psycho-pathology, guidance and counselling, personality development, and psychotherapy. This edition has a considerable utility as a reference work for Muslim researchers and scholars in the discipline of psychology. For the Clinical psychologists, it can be a guide for the understanding, prevention and treatment of spiritual diseases.
About the Author
Akbar Husain, is currently Professor of Psychology and Coordinator, UGC-SAP (DRS-I) at Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. During his academic career for more than three decades he has undertaken major research projects and written extensively in the areas of stress, spirituality, psychological well-being. He was editor of The Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, the official organ of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology from 2002-2005. He has been Editor of Journal of Educational Research, Jilid 31, University of Malaya in 2009. He is also consulting editor for AMITY Journal of Applied Psychology, Indian Journal of Health and Well-being, Journal of Impairment and Disabilities, and Kashmir Journal of Social Sciences. He has participated in International Transpersonal Association meeting at Russia (2010). He has standardized a number of psychological tests and assessment tools. He has authored, co-authored and edited more than 27 books, and 175 academic publications in the form of research papers, journal articles, and book chapters at the national and international level. His fields of specializations are: Spiritual Psychology, Positive Psychology, Health Psychology and Counseling Psychology.