Contemplation  -  An Islamic Psychospiritual Study

Contemplation - An Islamic Psychospiritual Study

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Author: Malik Badri
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Abdul-Wahid Lu'Lu'A/Shaykh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi
Publisher: Institute of Objective Studies
Year: 2010
Language: English
Pages: 136
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788190477345


Delving into the true meaning and experience of Islamic spirituality, based on a person’s awareness and recognition of his existence and place in Creation, Malik Badri reveals the limitations and contradictions of the current prevailing schools of psychology that deny the existence of the soul and perceive humans as mere machines acting on external stimuli.

Combining the rich traditional Islamic wisdom with contemporary knowledge, the author advances a unique approach to the understanding of the human psyche and the self that gives a central position to meditation and contemplation as forms of worship in Islam.

It is a book addressed to anyone who is interested in the Islamic approach towards the urgency felt by modern societies who are yearning for the rediscovery of the long-forgotten and neglected spiritual aspects of their lives.


Introduction by Shaykh Yusuf al-Qaradawi
Author’s Introduction

1. Contemplation: A Modern Psychological Perspective
2. Contemplation: The Works of Early Muslim Scholars
3. Islamic Contemplation and Modern Meditation Procedures
4. The Qur’an and the Contemplation of God’s Creation
5. Contemplation as an Unrestricted Form of Worship
6. Contemplation of the Invisible and its Limits
7. Individual Levels of Contemplation
8. Experimental Science and Religion: The Cosmic Laws
9. Conclusion
Index of Qur’anic Citations
General Index