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IAIP Inaugural Conference

Evolving Islamic Psychology:

Past, Present & Future

October 26, 27 & 28, 2018


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Full Presentation Videos Available for Purchase

The videos of all sessions from day one: "The Past", day two: "The Present", and day three: "The Future" are now available to purchase.


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Day One

Presentations from:

Dr. Malik Badri

Abdallah Rothman

Dr. Yasien Mohamed

Dr. Rania Awaad

Yusuf Jha


Panel Discussion with all of the above plus Imam Mohamed Magid, and moderated by Dr. Hooman Keshavarzi


Day Two

Presentations from:

Dr. Muhammad Khalily

Dr. Elham Abubakr

Hakim Archuletta

Dr. Mustafa Merter

Suleyman Derin


Two Panel Discussions with all of the above plus Rabia Malik Fahad Khan, Carrie York, Rasjid Skinner moderated by Nasima Khanom


Day Three

Presentations from:

Dr. Alizi Alias

Professor Rasjid Skinner

Dr. Hooman Keshavarzi

Imam Mohamed Magid

Dr. Carrie York Al-Karam


Panel Discussion with all of the above plus Malik Badri, Rania Awaad, and moderated by Abdallah Rothman


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Following the theme of the conference,

presentations focused around three themes:


Showcasing the vast resources within the Islamic tradition that help define and lay the foundation for a paradigm of psychology from an Islamic perspective. Highlighting how the works of classical scholars have paved the way for the development of Islamic psychology. Highlighting how the Qur'an and hadith serve as guides to the psychology of human beings. Presenting accounts and examples of the great amount of work that has already been done in the development of the field over the past 40 some years.


Demonstrating how the history of psychology from the Islamic tradition can and is being developed and contextualized in and for the modern world. Highlighting parallels with Islam and modern psychology, as well as examples of integration of Islam with modern treatment methods. Reporting on current research, innovative treatment development, and ongoing projects related to new trends in the field.


Sharing visions for the future of the field and initiatives that are underway that are paving the way toward a future of Islamic psychology. Reporting on the development of courses, programs, clinics, institutes etc. Articulating ideas and intentions for educating and training new generations of researchers and practitioners in the field of Islamic psychology as well as potential ways for colleagues in the field to combine energies in collaborative efforts.


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