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Integrating Islamic Value In Medical Teaching Curriculum: IIUM Experience PDF Print E-mail

Ariff Osman

Training and education is about moulding human being. In the context of training and educating of future doctors, medical students are trained to become safe doctors as defined by the learning outcomes of the curriculum. The educator and trainer in whatever designation (teacher, professor,preacher or counsellor) are responsible to enhance the mental development of the students or trainees by enhancing their analytical and methodical power, and not trying to make them learnt and memorize all the time. In educating future doctors from the Islamic perspective, it is desirable that students are inculcated with the correct mindset that is in consonant with the Islamic worldview and principles, such as "Doctor as an agent of healing and Allah is the Ultimate Healer" and "Work as ibadah".  A correct mindset is an important driving force that motivates students to learn medicine in a proper way and thus shall be the foundation of Islamic medical professionalism, which sought to transform medical students to become caring and safe doctors desired by patients. According to this ideal, it is the fundamental duty of doctors to ensure that they have the necessary expertise as described by the profession, observing good ethical behavior (akhlaq), having good communication skills and exhibiting compassion in carrying out their professional duties. These are the haracteristics of a safe doctor where most patients would feel safe and comfortable to receive their care that should be developed and nurtured during the training period.…full text in PDF

Al-Faruqi and His Views on Comparative Religion PDF Print E-mail

Ismail Raji al-Faruqi was a prominent Muslim scholar who contributes a lot in Muslims progression. He was a pioneer in the development of Islamic studies in America and in interreligious dialogue  internationally and an activist who sought to transform the Islamic community at home and abroad. The present article aims at discussing background of al-Faruqi and his views on Comparative Religion. Throughout his life, he succeeds in providing a proper guidance on how to study a religion which is disengagement. Besides that he used to introduce the idea of meta-religion of how to evaluate a religion. Lastly he tend to critique the ideas of the west on studying of other religion...full text in PDF

Islamization of Knowledge: A Comparative Analysis of the Conceptions of AI-Attas and AI- Fārūqī PDF Print E-mail
Rosnani Hashim, Imron Rossidy

There has been a lot of discussion and debate on the issue of Islamization of Contemporary Knowledge among Muslim intellectuals. Two Muslim thinkers, namely al-Attas and al-Fārūqī were foremost in the attempt to conceptualise the problem of the Muslim Ummah and the issue of Islamization of knowledge as an epistemological and socio-political solution. This article aims to examine, compare and analyse the ideas of both scholars with respect to the various interpretations of the concept of Islamization of knowledge their definition of the concept, their philosophical framework, and their methodology for achieving the goals of Islamization. It aims at understanding the similarities and differences and the strengths and weaknesses of their conceptions, philosophical framework and methodology. This paper also explores the possibility of reconciliation between their ideas in the hope of further advancing the cause of Islamization of knowledge...full text in PDF

Psychology from the Islamic perspective. PDF Print E-mail

By Aisha Utz. Riyadh: International Islamic Publishing House, 2011, pp. 351. ISBN: 978-603501-108-2 (Paperback).

Reviewer: Abdul Latif Abdul Razak, Department of General Studies, Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge, International Islamic University Malaysia. E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Psychology from the Islamic Perspective is a long awaited book that helps in satisfying the long quest endured by Muslim psychologists. Quite often, materials in this field are written from secular perspective. The author begins her book by clearly stating its objectives namely, to describe and detail Islamic perspectives on psychology, mental health and well-being, to present a number of contemporary scientific evidences that verify the miracles of the Qur’ān and to further remind readers of the potential for self-transformation that Islam offers. In line with these objectives, the author adopts an analytical and descriptive methodology.

This book contains nineteen chapters with a total of 351 pages. For this review, these chapters will be reclassified as some of them share similar themes. In the introductory chapter, the author initially defines psychology from both Western and Islamic perspectives. Without denying the contributions of modern psychology, she highlights its greatest weaknesses, especially when its major schools disregard the reality (ḥaqīqat) of human being; specifically the soul (rūḥ), rendering man as nothing more than his physical body, emotion, thought and behaviour (p. 29). She then suggests a comprehensive Islamic definition of psychology, consisting of “the study of the soul; the ensuing behavioural, emotional, and mental processes; and both the seen and unseen aspects that influence these elements (p. 34).”…full text in PDF

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