Mental Health and Social Work: The Islamic Perspectives

  • Mohd Dahlan A.MalekEmail author
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Part of the Social Work book series (SOWO)


The health and psychological well-being condition that occurs today is caused by several factors such as one’s lifestyle, environmental values in society, behavior, and work condition. The social workers and other professionals such as psychologists and counselors also play an important role in contributing to the psychological well-being of the society. The importance of spiritual dimension and psychological well-being can be related to the uniqueness of the creation of mankind. This chapter will discuss about the importance of spiritual dimension and psychological well-being which can be related to the uniqueness of the creation of mankind, the Islamic point of view about mental health, religious belief of mental health, social works in Islamic perspectives, as well as the pillars of Muslim’s social workers. As a Muslim social worker, one must observe and abide by the International Federation of Social Work Statement of Ethical Principles in line with professional social work values.


Mental health and social work in Islamic perspective Psychological well-being Spiritual dimension Religious 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Psychology and EducationUniversiti Malaysia SabahKota KinabaluMalaysia

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