Qur’anic  -  Concept of Human Psyche

Qur’anic - Concept of Human Psyche

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Author: Absar Ahmad
Several Contributors/
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Zafar Afaq Ansari
Publisher: Institute of Objective Studies
Year: 2010
Language: English
Pages: 118
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788190477369


The inner nature of man human psyche – is a major theme of the Qur’an and the Qur’an uses its own terminology while speaking about it. One comes across terms like ruh, nafs, qalb, etc. What do these terms mean, and how their understanding can throw light on human psyche from the Qur’anic perspective is the topic of this book.

This book consists of six articles based on papers read in a seminar on ‘Qur’anic Concepts of Human Psyche,’ which was organized by the International Institute of Islamic Thought, Pakistan.

The articles cover a wide spectrum of topics including various philosophical and pscyhological theories, and a host of views expressed by Muslim thinkers. The authors advocate that it is important that the Qur’anic concepts should be understood in terms of the Qur’an itself, and not as equivalents of concepts of foreign intellectual provenance.

This is important, and unless due care is taken of it, one would at the most grasp near-equivalents of those concepts in the contemporary works on psychology, and these might be quite different from the intrinsic meanings embodied in the relevant verses of the Qur’an.


1. Absar Ahmad

2. Manzural Haq

3. Naumana Amjad

4. Mah Nazir Riaz

5. Abdul Hayy Alawi

6. Quazi Shamsuddin Md. Ilyas


Introduction by Zafar Afaq Ansari 1. Qur’anic Concepts of Human Psyche by Absar Ahmad 2. Psyche in Islamic Gnostic and Philosophical Tradition by Naumana Amjad 3. Heart : The Locus of Human Psyche by Manzurul Haq 4. Individual and Society in the Qur’an by Mah Nazir Riaz 5. The Qur’anic Concept of mental Health by Abdul Hayy Alawi 6. Dimensions of Muslim Religiosity : Measurement Considerations by Quazi Shamsuddin Md. Ilyas Index