Global Vision Publishing House


Spiritual Virtues and Human Development


Author : Akbar Husain and Saeeduzzafar
ISBN : 978-81-8220-436-2
Edition : 1st
Year : 2011
Pages : 160
Size : 7×4
Publisher : Global Vision Publishing House
Price : INR 700


About the Book

During the past few decades, guiding human behavior has become a major concern of professionals, teachers, and parents which involve not only the deviant behavior of individuals and families but also of entire societies. Deviant behavior of individuals is often the result of lack of knowledge or not following our holy scripture as the guiding post. Spirituality in Islamic tradition that describes the different aspects of human development makes it obvious that all people must rely on it heavily if we are to survive in this world. This book is designed to clarify and elaborate the Quranic virtues from the broader perspective to show the effect of these virtues on human development, maintaining social and personal harmony, in the development of Islamic leadership and in attaining spiritual happiness. The tradition of non-violence in Islam and its basic impact on human behavior is also discussed. From these standpoints, this book will help the reader to better understand and realize the importance of spiritual virtues, to develop spiritual personality and to improve his well-being.

About the Authors

Dr. Akbar Husain is Professor in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Social Sciences, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. He has obtained Ph.D. Degree in Psychology from the Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh (INDIA) in 1981. He has over thirty years of teaching and research experience. He has successfully supervised 10 M.Phil dissertations and 19 Ph.D theses. He is author/co-author of 20 books and 160 research papers and theoretical articles. Prof. Husain has attended several National and International Conferences/Seminars and Workshops. He was Editor of the Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology (2002-2005) and Journal of Educational Research, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur (2009). He has standardized numerous psychological tests and completed four research projects. He is Life Member and Annual Member of various National and International Associations. His current areas of research are: Spiritual Psychology, Positive Psychology, Counseling Psychology and Health Psychology.

Dr. Saeeduzzafar is Professor in the Department of Psychology, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh. He has contributed numerous articles in the journals and chapters in edited books. He has over thirty four years of teaching and research experience.  He has supervised a number of M.Phil dissertations and Ph.D theses in the fields of Social Psychology, Experimental Psychology and Health Psychology. His main research interests are: Experimental Psychology and Social Psychology.


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