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Introduction to Islamic Psychology with Dr. Malik Badri

Introduction to Islamic Psychology with Dr. Malik Badri

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We are happy to be able to offer an exclusive online course with the late Professor Badri. This introduction to the theory and practice of Islamic Psychology includes topics such as The Contributions of Early Muslim Scholars, The Qur’anic Conceptions of the Self/Soul, The Islamic Model of the Self/Soul, Qur'an and Sunnah in Defining the Therapist's Role, and Cultural Contexts of Islamic Psychotherapy. This previously unreleased material is presented in an organized curriculum of modules each consisting of videos of Professor Badri teaching with integrated presentation slides, curriculum outline, corresponding readings, and module review exercises to support your learning. This is an opportunity to learn directly from the Father of Modern Islamic Psychology and to play a part in the continuation of his legacy for generations to come.

This course consists of 9 sessions, including up to 35 minute videos in each session as well as slides, readings, and quizzes. Once you have completed the course, you can receive a certificate of participation. The course will be available to you for 6 months, so you can complete it at your own pace within that time period.

Note: This is an introductory course and does not count towards IAIP-certification.

Professor Malik Badri was known to the academic and professional world as the “father of modern Islamic Psychology”. Several of his works have become seminal reads in the field of Islamic Psychology, and Islamic thought more generally, including The Dilemma of Muslim Psychologists, Contemplation: An Islamic Psychospiritual Study, and Abu Zayd al-Balkhi’s Sustenance of the Soul. He was the founder of the International Association of Islamic Psychology and started the mission to establish standards in the field, creating an internationally recognised professional body that is responsible for education, certification, research and publication in this developing field.


Professor Badri was an influential man who not only innovated and developed novel ideas within his own area of expertise, but whose ideas had ripple effects well beyond the boundaries of his field of knowledge.  He played a part in shaping massive cultural transformations that changed the world. These include the Black American experience - through his friendship and mentorship with Malcom X, the epidemic of alcoholism, and the global AIDS crisis. Professor Badri brought to the world a cultural and spiritual revolution in the way many view their relationships to themselves, society, and spirituality.  


He recorded the sessions for this course toward the end of his life, as he was focused on the culmination of his life’s work and presenting his views of a uniquely Islamic approach to psychology and psychotherapy for new generations to build upon.

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