Psychology from an Islamic Perspective
This chapter outlines the basic concepts rooted in Islamic religious and spiritual traditions. The different types of fitrah, nature of human soul, and the dynamics of the metaphysical elements like nafs, aql, and ruh are explored with their effects on human personality. Concepts of Jinn, Satan and evil eye and their influences on human personality as well as contributions of some prominent early Muslim scholars to psychology are discussed. It is hoped that with the growth of indigenous psychologies, Islamic psychology will also be researched and developed in various parts of the world.
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