1st Edition

Advancing Islāmic Psychology Education Knowledge Integration, Model, and Application

By G. Hussein Rassool Copyright 2023
    160 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book provides academic and clinical institutions for developing their educational programmes in psychology, psychotherapy, and counselling from an Islāmic paradigm.

    Examining the educational approach in the decolonisation of psychology curricula, the book proposes a vertically and horizontally integrated, embedded curriculum model. This model meets the changing needs of practitioners, incorporating indigenous cultural aspects and emerging technologies to reflect new and creative ways of thinking about delivering education in the post Covid-19 era. The chapters also demonstrate how curriculum development, based on the principles of Islamic education, helps institutions to establish purpose, define activities, and guide decision making in educational development. A series of steps for implementing this need-driven educational programme has been suggested.

    This practical, concise, and evidenced-based text will be a key resource for educators and trainers. It will help them understand how to re-design or suggest changes to curriculum structure, shape, and content in Islāmic psychology, psychotherapy, and counselling for undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development levels of education.

    1. Shifting The Paradigm: Decolonising Psychology Knowledge 2. Principles of Islāmic Psychology Education 3. Islāmisation of Knowledge and Knowledge Integration 4. Curriculum Design and Development 5. Readiness for Knowledge Integration of Islāmic Ethics and Islāmic Psychology: An Integrated Research Study 6. Models and Process of Curriculum Integration and Knowledge Integration 7. Rassool’s Vertical and Horizontal Integrated Embedded Curriculum Model Of Islāmic Psychology 8. Course scheme in Islāmic Psychology: Knowledge Integration


    G. Hussein Rassool, PhD, is a professor of Islāmic psychology and an Islamic psychotherapist. He is involved in the development of Islāmic psychology and psychotherapy as a discipline and is a pioneer in the theoretical and conceptual development of Islāmic psychology education. He is consultant at the Department of Psychology at Riphah International University, the chair of Al-Balkhi’s Institute of Research and Education and a director of studies at the Department of Islamic Psychology, Psychotherapy & Counselling, Al Balagh Academy.

    ‘Advancing Islāmic Psychology Education: Knowledge Integration, Model and Application is a practical and timely book that proposes an integrated, embedded curriculum model based on the principles of Islāmic education. The book is an essential resource for designing curriculum and developing content for teaching Islāmic psychology, psychotherapy, and counselling at the undergraduate, postgraduate, and continuing professional development levels of education. This concise and evidenced-based text is a valuable contribution to the field, helping to advance the integration of Islāmic principles and cultural perspectives into psychology education, training, and practice.’

    Zuleyha Keskin, PhD, Course Director and Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Islāmic Studies and Civilisation, Charles Sturt University, a co-founder of ISRA Australia and the Managing Editor of the Australian Journal of Islāmic Studies, Australia

    ‘A long-awaited book by Professor G. Hussein Rassool is a genuine example of true integration: the integration of knowledge based on Divine Revelation and psychological science and the linking of theory to practice. The proposed model of a modern Curriculum for Islāmic psychology is a huge contribution to the processive quality of this fairly new field of knowledge and practice.’

    Filius F. Iakhin, PhD, Associate Professor at the Institute of Knowledge Integration (IKI) Academy (Tbilisi, Georgia), a member of the Managing Board of Association of Psychological Assistance to Muslims (Russia), a private practical/clinical counsellor (Russian Federation)

    ‘This book offers valuable insights into the development of Islāmic psychology education curricula. It presents a comprehensive understanding of the principles and practices that should be considered in designing an effective curriculum.’

    Aprezo Pardodi Maba, PhD, Editor in Chief of Islamic Guidance and Counseling Journal, Indonesia

    ‘As an educational psychologist and a student of Islāmic psychology, I highly recommend the book, Advancing Islāmic Psychology Education. The book brings a breakthrough model related to teaching psychology, psychotherapy, and counselling, with practical guidance on curriculum design and content. The book makes a pioneering contribution to the field of educational Islāmic psychology and offers practical guidance on how to integrate knowledge and redesign curriculum structures in Islāmic psychology. It is a must-read for all educational psychologists, students of Islāmic psychology, and anyone interested in the intersection of Islāmic principles and educational psychology.’

    Zulekha Shakoor Rajani, Assistant Professor in Psychology School Counsellor, Teachers Trainer, and DBT therapist, and Student of Islāmic Psychology at Al Balagh Academy, Avicenna Academy, and CMC, India

    ‘This book is a delightful guide full of important information for those of us who want to develop education in the field of Islāmic psychology. The book is infused with hard-won knowledge, wisdom and creativity, and is definitely a must-read primer on Education in Islāmic psychology. Professor Rassool wants to reframe your cognitive set in the development of education in this field. If you care deeply about the development of education in Islāmic psychology then put this book on your required reading list.’

    Muhammad Khalily, PhD, Dean, Faculty Of Social Sciences & Humanities (FSSH) and Professor of Psychology at the Shifa Tameer-e-Millat University, Islamabad, Pakistan

    ‘G. Hussein Rassool has written a great book for those who want to learn Islāmic psychology education. Read this book and learn from one of the best Islāmic psychology scholars.’

    Taufik Kasturi, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology, Universitas Muhammadiyah Surakarta, Indonesia