Author Archives: ISIP Blogger

The Trail Lit: International Students of Islamic Psychology (ISIP) in its growth – a Blessing of Individual Connectedness and Collective Belonging.

ربِِّ زِدْنِي عِلْما “My Rab, increase my knowledge” (Surah Ta Ha 20:119) ISIP aspires: ‘Enlightening Minds. Empowering Souls’ by offering a welcoming online space for Islamic Psychology (IP) students and scholars around the world. This, completely online organization was established amidst the covid pandemic in 2020. With tens of task forces for continental regions and countries […]

The Art of Wholesome Living: Dr. Nooreen Saba on Effects of Nutrition and Holistic Wellbeing

A thought-provoking lecture can shift our perspective on daily life essentials. Ever wondered if your dinner is secretly plotting against you? Well, I found the answer to this question in a lecture on Nutrition and Holistic wellbeing by Dr. Nooreen Saba, organised by ISIP India. Dr. Saba who specialises in Unani Medicine also holds a […]

A Comparative Analysis on Aggressive Behaviour from Islamic and Western Perspectives

by Abubukar Haruna Introduction Aggressive behaviour is a complex phenomenon that has long intrigued scholars and practitioners in the fields of psychology, sociology, and management. In both Islamic and Western societies, understanding and managing aggressive tendencies are critical for maintaining social order, fostering harmonious relationships, and promoting organisational effectiveness. This publication aims to explore the […]

Integrative Approach to Treating Anxiety among Muslims: Incorporating Quran, Hadith, Scholarly Insights and Western Perspectives

by Abubakar Haruna Introduction Anxiety disorders represent one of the most prevalent mental health challenges worldwide, affecting individuals across diverse cultural and religious backgrounds. In recent years, there has been a growing recognition of the intricate interplay between anxiety and cultural factors, including religious beliefs and practices. Among the various religious frameworks, Islam offers a […]

أثر الصوم في نفس المؤمن

من كتاب سكينة الإيمان  ط2 تأليف الدكتور كمال الشريف “1. لَعَلَّكُم تتَّقُون“    قال تعالى : ﴿يَا أيَهُّا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا كُتِبَ عَلَيْكُمُ الصِّيَامُ كمَا كُتِبَ عَلَى الَّذِينَ مِنْ قَبْلكِمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ تتَّقُونَ ﴾ ]البقرة: 183[.. إذاً التقوى هي الثمرة المرجوة من الصيـام. ولكن كيف يؤدي الصيام إلى التقوى؟ إن التقوى اتقاء لغضب الله، والسبيل إلى اتقاء […]

Habits, Body, and Post-Ramadan Depression!

In the sacred month of Ramadan, a time meant for nourishing our faith and revitalizing our bodies, it’s elusory to see some Muslims grappling with post-Ramadan depression or physical debilitation. While the focus for many is on deepening their spiritual connection during Ramadan, the importance of maintaining healthy daily habits often gets sidelined. This oversight […]

Importance of Sabr (Patience) in Islamic Psychology

By Abubakar Haruna In Western philosophy, patience, often referred to as “sabr” in Arabic, is seen as a virtue associated with enduring challenges without complaint. Aristotle emphasized the importance of patience in achieving moral excellence, stating that it is a key element in developing a virtuous character (Aristotle, “Nicomachean Ethics”). Similarly, Christian teachings highlight patience […]

Being Married to a Toxic Spouse

By Zaheda Motala Living with a toxic or narcissistic spouse can be an emotional roller coaster, where self-confidence is shattered, personal boundaries are constantly violated, and one’s sense of reality is distorted.  Case Study Sara was a pious and righteous 20-year-old girl who had always strived to please Allah. She had been married to Akbar, […]

The Rise of Villain Era

by Manaal Amir Ahmad  Is pop psychology just throwing the term ‘self-care’ around to hide all the chaos underneath? Are we sliding into selfish territory or as the trend says, “Entering into our Villiam Era”? The self-care craze is a hot topic worldwide these days. Research suggests about 80% of individuals have engaged in self-care […]

Psychology of Ramadan | Lecture delivered by Prof. Ramzi Taleb

Summary notes by T. Abdul Azeez I. INTRODUCTION: Islamic or Prophetic Psychology, which can also be termed as Sacred Psychology, is physically, psychologically and spiritually holistic in its approach, making it appropriate to discuss Ramadan through this lens. Definition of Ramadan: It is a month-long Spiritual rehabilitation or the inner cultivation of the heart. How […]