Psychology is the study of human self which includes the soul/ spirit, and its transcendent nature. Nevertheless, modern psychology has removed all connections with the metaphysical concept of the human self-due to its empirical nature and its formulation on the scientific method of experimentation. For this reason, it is fundamentally flawed.
This book Positive Islamic Psychology: A Transcendent Model to Achieve Peace, Happiness and Success in 21st Century represents a breathtaking attempt to approach psychology from an Islamic perspective in light of traditional Islamic and contemporary knowledge. The book is co-authored by late Professor Muhammad Al-Mahdi Jenkins and Dr Abdul Aziz Azimullah.
Both authors believe that psychology is one of the fields of human sciences that could be revolutionized by integrating inputs from both the scientific and Islamic perspectives. This can be done by reviewing the framework for the understanding of the true nature of human existences. This include the inherent potentials and observable traits of the human self in the light of the teachings of the Quran, the Prophetic traditions and the latest scientific discoveries. Similarly, the authors have rejected the behaviorist school of psychology that reduces all human intrinsic nature to mere physical existence based on atheistic material science.
Positive Islamic Psychology presents a new framework that integrates the human self at spiritual, emotional, mental and physical realms. This integrative holistic approach can be the basis to transform the world in the 21st century to achieve peace, happiness and success for all.