The Islamic Family Institute offers a 2-year certification in Islamic Psychology and Counselling. This comprehensive course is a series of courses enabling the student to understand Islamic Counselling in theory and practice based on Quran and Sunnah. Upon completion, the student should be able to apply the acquired knowledge and help Muslims in different life situations.

Teachers:

Mirah Malaika (BA, BSc, certified counsellor, certified Muslim Chaplin, Alimah)

Amna Asghar (BSc, MSc, Instructor of Psychology from an Islamic Perspective at IOU)

Description

This course aims to introduce the students to the different aspects of Islamic Psychology.

Expectations and Goals

Upon listening to the recordings and reading the reading material, one should be able to define Islamic Psychology and understand its basics. One should also be able to understand the difference between Muslim psychologists, Islamic counsellors, and Imams offering guidance.


This course aims to introduce the students to the models of Western Psychology, their critique and limitation. Upon listening to the recordings and reading the reading material, one should be able to understand the basics of modern psychology, its limitations and also the need for incorporation of Islam in these models. By that the students will develop a new perspective, and will be to then visualize modern psychology essentially through the lens of Islam. As this is the only way Muslims are able to receive holistic treatment of their problems.