Monthly Archives: August 2006

Islamic Psychology: Understanding the development of human personality and soul

Islamic-world.net has put up a new section titled Islamic Psychology here.

I quote a paragraph from Dr. Malik Badri’s article on the Islamization of Western psychology:

I believe what Ghazali suggested centuries ago is probably the best approach in deciding what to Islamize and what to accept as it is in modem Western psychology. We do not need to Islamize psychophysics or the physiology of sight and hearing and the anatomy of the eye and ear. Nor do we need to Islamize studies about the role of the brain neurotransmitter serotonin in our sleep behavior and in adjusting our body clock, the role of the hormone noradrenalin in setting our energy level nor the influence of caffeine, alcohol or heroine on the human nervous system. We do not need to develop our own Islamic statistical psychology or to raise an ethical battle against neutral theories of learning. Such areas, as I said are “no man’s land” between psychology and other exact sciences. But when we come to areas such as the theories of personality, abnormal psychology, the whole area of humanistic psychology and its reliance on existential philosophy, psychoanalysis and most of the schools of psychotherapy and cultural psychology we find that without Islamization, whether we know it or not, we would be accepting and teaching anti-Islamic material based on a quasi-religion of secular humanism. I am using the term quasi-religion to describe the secular humanism of Western modernity because secularism can be an anti-religious religion.

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Khalifah Project

Please know that the main purpose of this website is to offer the people of the world a logically reasonable, eminently practical, and undeniably achievable way to solve all of the problems facing our modern world using the knowledge and methods offered by the Khalifah Project. Do you find this claim hard to believe? Of course you do, any rational person upon first hearing such a claim would; but, please do not let that well justified skepticism keep you from having a look at what the Khalifah Institute has to offer. Be among the first to become acquainted with this remarkable and innovative world view (presented through the language and concepts of modern science and logic, but consistent with the traditional beliefs and practices of Islam). Perhaps you will be inspired to become a member of the Transforming Generation, a generation who will transform the world, fixing all that is wrong and offering the children of the future a God-centered, spiritual world full of peace and love.

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Khalifah Project at the 43rd Annual ISNA Convention:

Saturday (2nd September 2006) 9:00am – 10:30 am

SESSION 3J: KHALIFAH PROJECT – SOLVING THE PROBLEMS FACING MUSLIM UMMAH: A MALAYSIAN EXPERIENCE

The session will describe the Malaysian experience of solving the problems facing the Muslim Ummah with the unique, practical and powerful new approach called Khalifah Project. It is based on the hypothesis that if you give any individual or social group a positive, accurate, and motivational worldview plus a good understanding of the Laws of Learning by which all human characteristics develop, then that individual or social group will move naturally and inevitably toward everything good and right.

Speaker: A. Karim Omar

Moderator: Louay Safi

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Bridging the chasm

This entry serves to provide some information on expanding your knowledge base.

First of all, I want to let you all know about this great tracker site for torrents relevant to Muslims. It’s at IslamicTorrents.net. I’ve downloaded tens of documentaries and talks from this website and I find them very informative. I urge you to take advantage of what advanced consumer technology has to offer these days.

On the other hand, some might be distraught that I promote piracy, even more so of Muslim productions. Well, what I can say here is that I know most Malaysians can never afford to purchase any products from Saba Islamic Media, let alone an international Islamic production company. So rather than not being given the chance to benefit from all these wonderful videos, software and audios, I’d definitely urge you to just go for pirated copies via IslamicTorrents.net.

Asides from IslamicTorrents, I also like to download from mvgroup.org which compiles all the PBS, NG, Discovery and BBC documentaries. Very educational indeed (if you have the time to watch all those videos, that is). And if you want to study in a university-like fashion, go to mininova.org and enter “TTC” in the search box. You’ll find all the lecture titles from The Teaching Company, a company that records lectures from the best professors in the world. They also include a PDF reference book for you to read as you listen to the lectures.

If you have a video iPod or PDA, you can keep yourself occupied by watching these documentaries, videos, lectures etc while on the go. You can even do so systematically by taking notes and discussing them with peers and online forums.

Last but not least, may I recommend you use an RSS Aggregator to update yourself on all the latest ongoings around the world instantly and effortlessly. It is a program which downloads the latest entries from news sites, podcasts and blogs. There are online-based aggregators such as GoogleReader and offline ones (I recommend Newz Crawler – it’s definitely the best one available). So basically, if you see a red square in the Address Bar of Firefox, then that site provides RSS Feeds. All you do is subscribe to it via your aggregator.

To sum it all up, I’ve given you some tips to increase your knowledge base, in hopes that we can all take advantage of information to overcome lack of education opportunities and bridge the chasm between us Muslim nations and developed nations (whom control tools of mass propaganda). We live in an information age. It’s a war of the minds. This is the Jihad.

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