Psychology of Personality: Islamic Perspectives

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By Amber Haque & Yasien Mohamed, Foreword by Abdallah Rothman, Int'l Association of Islamic Psychology, Paperback, 268 pages   

The International Association of Islamic Psychology has republished this classic in Islamic Psychology literature which has been out of print for almost a decade. First published in 2009, the original volume edited by Amber Haque and Yasien Mohamed is now available again, with a new foreword by Abdallah Rothman. Psychology of Personality: Islamic Perspectives is the first edited volume of selected papers on human nature and personality from an Islamic perspective. It includes contributions from authors who were pioneers in the field such as Malik Badri, Syed Naquib al-Attas, and Laleh Bakhtiar, to name a few. The book is an attempt at clarifying the conceptual confusion that resulted in keeping psychology separate from religion, separate from a soul. The authors have incorporated religious and transcendental concepts that shape human personality, which are based on the Qur'ān and the works of early Muslim scholars. The text is timely as modern psychology is demonstrating a new interest in indigenous and alternative perspectives of psychology. This book is suitable for students of Islamic psychology as well as researchers and scholars whose works are related to the Islamic psychology of personality.

About the Authors:

Dr. Amber Haque is Visiting Professor of Islamic Psychology at Cambridge Muslim College. He was previously Professor of Psychology at Doha Institute for Graduate Studies in Qatar and UAE University in UAE, and Associate Professor and Head of Department at International Islamic University in Malaysia. He worked as a psychologist in Michigan for over 12 years and published extensively in areas of both mental health and indigenous psychology.


Dr. Yasien Mohamed is Emeritus Professor of Arabic Studies and Islamic Philosophy, Department of Foreign Languages, University of the Western Cape, South Africa. He has authored over hundred peer-reviewed articles on classical Islamic philosophy, Islamic psychology, Qur'anic ethics, and modern Islamic thought. He is a founding member of the International Association of Islamic Psychology and recipient of the international award-winning book The Path to Virtue: the Ethical philosophy of al-Raghib al-Isfahani


Dr. Abdallah Rothman is Professor of Islamic Psychology and Principal at Cambridge Muslim College, founder of Shifaa Integrative Counseling and co-founder and Executive Director of the International Association of Islamic Psychology. He was previously Visiting Professor of Psychology at George Washington University, Zaim University Istanbul, International Islamic University Islamabad, and Al-Neelain University Khartoum.