An Introduction to Islamic Studies for Counsellors and Psychologists

Islamic Methodology for Counsellors and Psychologists

Aims/Objectives

Exposure to the disciplines of Usul Fiqh, Ulum Qur’an and Ulum Hadith:

  1. Apply principles in usul fiqh and qawa’id fiqhiyyah (Islamic legal maxims) in building Islamic-scientific theories and practices in counselling and psychology.
  2. Apply principles in Ulum Qur’an in building Islamic-scientific theories and practices in counselling and psychology.
  3. Apply principles in Ulum Hadith in building Islamic-scientific theories and practices in counselling and psychology.

Coverage (5hrs for each, plus 1 hr Q&A / discussion)

  1. Usul Fiqh: Qur’an, Sunnah, Ijma’, Qiyas
  2. Usul Fiqh: Rules of Interpretations
  3. Usul Fiqh: Syar’ man qablana, Qawl Sahabi, Istihsan, Masalih al-Mursalah, `Urf, Istishab, Sadd al-Zara’i`,
  4. Usul Fiqh: Ta`arud al-Adillah, Ijtihad
  5. Usul Fiqh: Selected qawa’id al-fiqhiyah
  6. Ulum Qur’an: Wahy, Nuzul Qur’an, Jam’ al-Qur’an,
  7. Ulum Qur’an: Asbab al-Nuzul, Makki vs Madani, Tafsir and Ta’wil
  8. Ulum Qur’an: Nasikh vs Mansukh, Muhkam vs Mutasyabih, Am vs Khas, Mutlaq vs Muqayyad, Mantuq vs Mafhum
  9. Ulum Hadith: Various terminologies of ahadith
  10. Ulum Hadith: Transmission of hadith
  11. Ulum Hadith: Various classificaions of hadith
  12. Ulum Hadith: Hadith narrators

Selected Qur’anic verses and Ahadith for Counsellors and Psychologists

Aims/Objectives

Exposure to selected Qur’anic verses and Ahadith al-Nabawiyah related to counselling and psychology:

  1. Integrate several tafsir of Qur’anic verses with scientific research to build Islamic-scientific theories and practices in counselling and psychology
  2. Integrate several syarah of ahadith al-nabawiyah with scientific research to build Islamic-scientific theories and practices in counselling and psychology

Coverage (5hrs for each, plus 1 hr Q&A / discussion)

  1. Qur’anic verses and ahadith related to human nature
  2. Qur’anic verses and ahadith related to biological psychology, motivation and emotion
  3. Qur’anic verses and ahadith related to psychology of learning and cognitive psychology
  4. Qur’anic verses and ahadith related to personality psychology and developmental psychology
  5. Qur’anic verses and ahadith related to social psychology and organizational psychology
  6. Qur’anic verses and ahadith related to counselling and psychotherapy