In the year 2020, during the Covid-19 pandemic, Allah* in His Great wisdom showed us the reality of the words in the Quran : Truly where there is hardship there is also ease. (94:6). Our organization grew organically out of digital conversations and mutual interest of people from around the world connecting through various Islamic Psychology events. These connections would have been largely impossible without the pandemic and imposed restrictions across the globe regarding traveling. Conferences that were previously in-person, became available to a larger audience through new digital platforms. People who felt isolated in their own respective places discovered others with similar passions and collectively we drew upon each other’s knowledge and interests and uncovered treasures by resource sharing over social media platforms. Previous to ISIP, individuals were well-intentioned to try and implement into their practice and understanding an Islamic approach to psychology, but largely were trying to bridge the dissonance between Western psychology and Islamic Psychology on their own.
ISIP was formed to provide an organized way to build upon the movement and create an enduring place for these growing connections and resources.
We ask Allah Most High for Tawfiq (Success).
Co-founders of ISIP,
Seyed Jamaluddin Behrang Miri, (Malmö, Sweden)
Fatima Ahmad (Toronto, Canada)