Category Archives: Islamic Psychology

Role of Shariah in Islamic Psychology

By Abubakar Haruna This is the third component of Islamic psychology. The Islamic law known as Shariah plays a very important and central role in directing the behaviour and beliefs of Muslims.  Shariah is a central concept in Islamic psychology that provides guidance and structure for individuals seeking to live fulfilling and meaningful life. By […]

Importance of Tauhid in Islamic Psychology

by Abubakar Haruna Tawhid is a fundamental concept in Islamic psychology that refers to the oneness of Allah and the belief that everything in the universe is connected to Allah (SWT). Tawhid is derived from the Arabic word “wahid” which means one. It is one of the central concepts of Islamic theology, philosophy and it […]

RAMADAN – The Real Race!

by Yousra ElhawaryIf athleticism is defined as “the physical qualities that are characteristic of athletes, such as strength, fitness, and agility” and athletes as “persons proficient in sports and other forms of physical exercise”  then one must wonder if it is necessary to compete to become an athlete.  Many would argue that competition is an […]

In and Out of the Lizard’s Hole

Personal Reflection on The Dilemma of Muslim Psychologists by Sahara Iman “You would tread the same path as was trodden by those before you inch by inch and step by step so much so that if they had entered into the lizard’s hole, you would follow them in this also” These were the words the […]

Concept Of Fitrah In Islamic Psychology

The term “fitrah” is derived from the Arabic word “fatara,” which means to create or to originate. In Islamic psychology, the concept of fitrah refers to the innate nature of human beings that inclines them towards recognizing and submitting to the existence and oneness of Allah (SWT) and adhering to moral and ethical values.  Ibn […]

Cognitive Development in Islamic Psychology

Cognitive development refers to the process by which a person’s understanding and perception of the world around them changes and evolves over time. In Islamic psychology, the concept of cognitive development is often tied to the idea of tazkiyah, or the purification and cultivation of the soul. This process is seen as essential for spiritual […]


PREVALENCE OF EATING DISORDERS AMONG MUSLIMS  Eating disorders have also been widespread among Muslims. Many Muslim women suffering from eating disorders wear abayas to cover their extra pounds rather than adhering to their genuine value. They misuse clothing to camouflage their eating disorder. Often certain Muslim women adopt wearing a hijab because they cannot abide […]


Denial. Anger. Bargaining. Depression.Elizabeth Kubler-Ross in her book ‘On Dying and Grief’ stated that these are the stages of Grief.Grief is inevitable. So are the feelings of emptiness, sorrow, withdrawal, hopelessness and helplessness. During these difficult trials we Muslims have the comfort of Allah’s words: إِنَّ مَعَ ٱلۡعُسۡرِ يُسۡرٗا ٦ (94:6)‘Certainly, only after difficulty is […]