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INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA

COURSE OUTLINE
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Kulliyyah

Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences

Department

Psychology

Programme

BHSc (Psychology)

Name of Course /
Module

Islam and Psychology

Course Code

PSYC 1070

Name(s) of Academic
staff / Instructor(s)
Rationale for the
inclusion of the
course / module in the
programme
Semester and Year
(Level) Offered

Knowledge of the content of this course is an


essential for the mastery of the field of psychology
from the Islamic perspective

Course Status

Core

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9

Semesters 1 and 2/ Level 1

10 Level of Programme

Bachelor

11 Start Date

Semester 2, 2010/2011 (Start date for the use of the new

Batch of Students to
be Affected
13 Total Student
Learning Time (SLT)

Students with matric number starting with 102


onwards.
Assessme
Face to Face
nt-Related
Activities

Others

12.0

22.5

Independent Learning

ExaminationEnd-of-Sem

37.50

Others

Practical

Lecture / Classroom
Instruction

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course outline)

Total

47.50

119.5

14 Credit Value / Hours

15 Pre-requisites (if any)

PSYC 1000

16 Co-requisites (if any)


The objectives of this course are to teach, from
Islamic-scientific perspective:

17 Course Objectives

1. Biological-bases of behaviours (e.g.


physiological psychology,
sensation/perception, and consciousness),
2. Cognitive-affective bases of behaviours (e.g.
learning, memory, cognition, and
motivation/emotion),
3. Social-bases of behaviours (e.g. social
psychology) and
4. Individual differences in behaviours (e.g.
developmental psychology, personality
psychology, and abnormal psychology).
The course also aims to present psychology as a
field that can help students to:
5. increase their iman and thus, fulfil the role of
servants of Allah by providing explanation
about human phenomena and
6. increase the efficiency of da`wah and thus,
fulfil the role of vicegerents of Allah by
providing examples of psychological solutions
for human problems.

18 Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students are expected to


have the ability to:
1. apply principles, research and theory in
psychology from Islamic and scientific
2

perspectives (C3, CTPS3)


2. display skills in reviewing academic literature
(P3)
3. discuss the importance of Islamic and
scientific perspectives in psychology. (A3,
EM2).

Transferable Skills:
Skills and how they are
developed and
19 assessed. Project and
practical experience
and internship

Teaching-Learning
20 and Assessment
Strategy

21 Course Synopsis

Mode of Delivery
22 Lecture, Tutorial,
Workshop, Seminar etc.

Skills
(correspondi
ng to LOs)
CTPS3

Skill
development
techniques
Discussion

EM2

Demonstration

Teaching-learning
strategy
Interactive teaching

Assessment
Method
Essay/
Examination
Practicals/
Presentation

Assessment strategy
Combination of
coursework evaluation
and final written
examination

This course exposes students to the scientific and


Islamic study of human behaviours and mental
processes without neglecting the role of the souls.
The course is an extension of PSYC 1000
(Introduction to Psychology) covering biologicalbases, cognitive-affective-bases, social-bases of,
and individual differences in behaviour, highlighting
scientific and Islamic evaluations in terms of their
philosophical,
methodological,
theoretical,
research, application, and historical aspects.
Wherever possible alternative and/or additional
Islamic theories or applications will be given. The
course will also train students to use psychology as
a tool to increase their efficiency in fulfilling the
roles as `abid and khalifah of Allah.
Lecture

Course
LOs
1, 3
1, 2, 3
1, 3

Assessment Methods
and Type / Course
23 Assessment
State weightage of each
type of assessment.

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Mapping of the course


/ module to the
programme aims
See endnote for
explanation.1

Course
LOs
1
2
3

Method

Test - Quizes, mid-term


Assignment(s)
End of semester
examination
TOTAL

30
30
40
100

Programme Aims
Aim 1 Aim 2 Aim 3

Mapping of course / module to the Programme Learning Outcomes

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Course
LOs
1
2
3
4

Programme Outcomes
3
4
5
6
7
8

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Content outline of the course / module and the SLT per topic
Learning
Weeks
Topics
Task/Reading
Hours
1, 2
Introduction
11.50
Noor (2009);
Psychology: An Islamic
Achoui (1998):
pp. 71-95.
redefinition
Psychological theories: Islamic
perspective

Psychological Research Methods


Scientific thinking: Islamic
perspective
Scientific methods: Islamic
perspective
Ethical guidelines: Islamic
perspective
Human Nature from an Islamic
perspective
Consciousness
Islamic overview from the
Quran and Hadith
Islamic philosophical evaluation
of:
- Mind-body issue
Islamic theoretical and
methodological evaluation of:
- Sleep and dreams
- Drugs and behaviour
Possible Islamic alternatives or
syntheses
Learning
Islamic overview from the
Quran and Hadith
Islamic philosophical evaluation
of:
- Behaviourism
Islamic theoretical and
methodological evaluation of:
- Classical conditioning
- Operant conditioning
- Cognitive learning
Possible Islamic alternatives or
syntheses
Memory and other Cognitive
Processes
Islamic overview from the
Quran and Hadith
Islamic philosophical evaluation
of:
- Cognitive perspective
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07.00

07.00

Alias & Noor


(2009): pp 61-77;
Khaleefa (1997),
pp. 44-69;

Achoui (1998):
pp. 71-95;
Alias (2009) 79117.
Eysenck (2000):
Chapter 5

07.00

Eysenck (2000):
Chapter 10;
Badri (1997),
Conference
paper
07.00

03.50

Eysenck (2000):
Chapter 13-14;
Badri (2000):
Chapter. 2.

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Islamic theoretical and


methodological evaluation:
- Memory & Forgetting
- Thinking
- Language
Possible Islamic alternatives or
syntheses

Developmental Psychology
Islamic overview from the
Quran and Hadith
Islamic philosophical evaluation
of:
- Life-span developmental
approach
Islamic theoretical and
methodological evaluation of:
- Physical development
- Cognitive development
- Social, moral, and
personality development
Possible Islamic alternatives or
syntheses
Motivation and Emotion
Islamic overview from the
Quran and Hadith
Islamic philosophical evaluation
of:
- Human needs and desires
Islamic theoretical and
methodological evaluation of:
- Primary and secondary
needs
- Theories of motivation
- Basic emotions
- Theories of emotions
Possible Islamic alternatives and
syntheses
Personality Psychology
Islamic overview from the
Quran and Hadith
Islamic philosophical evaluation
of:
- Nature of man
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Eysenck (2000):
Chapter 16-17;
Shehu (1997),
pp. 41-70.

07.00

Eysenck (2000):
Chapter 6
Alawneh (1998),
pp. 19-39.

07.00

07.00

Eysenck (2000):
Chapter 27
Ali (1995), pp.
51-64.

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Islamic theoretical and


methodological evaluation of:
- Theories of personality
- Measures of personality
- Theories of intelligence
- Measures of intelligence
Possible Islamic alternatives and
syntheses

Abnormal Psychology
Islamic overview from the
Quran and Hadith
Islamic philosophical evaluation
of:
- Models of abnormality
Islamic theoretical and
methodological evaluation:
- Causes and classifications
Possible Islamic alternatives and
syntheses
Social Psychology
Islamic overview from the
Quran and Hadith
Islamic philosophical
evaluations of:
- Self and society
Islamic theoretical and
methodological evaluation:
- Social cognition
- Social relationship
- Social influence
- Pro- and Anti-social
behaviour
Islamic alternatives and
evaluation
Applications of Psychology
Students presentations (or brief
paper) on applying basic
psychological principles to
suggest the solution of simple
behavioural or cognitive
problems in various applied
settings

Eysenck (2000):
Chapter 24;
Badri (1997):
Conference
paper
07.00

Eysenck (2000):
Chapter 19-21

07.00

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Handouts

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Overview of Islamisation of
Psychology
Why?
What?
Who?
Issues and debates

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07.00

Eysenck (2000):
Chapter 28;
Badri (2009), pp.
13-41.

Main references supporting the course


Required
Any basic Psychology book.
Achoui, M. (1998). Human nature from a comparative psychological
perspective. American
Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 15, 71- 95.
Alawneh, S. F. (1998). Human motivation: An Islamic perspective. The
American Journal of
Islamic Social Sciences, 15, 19-39.
Ali, A. H. (1995). The nature of human disposition: Al-Ghazalis contribution
to an Islamic concept of personality. Intellectual Discourse, 3, 51- 64.
Alias, A. (2009). Teaching human nature in psychology courses. In N. M. Noor,
Psychology from an Islamic Perspective: A guide to teaching and
learning. Kuala Lumpur: IIUM Press.
Alias, A, & Noor, N.M. (2009). An integrated methodology for the Social
Science. In N. M. Noor, Psychology from an Islamic Perspective: A guide
to teaching and learning. Kuala Lumpur: IIUM Press.
Badri, M. (1997). Are contributions of early Muslim scholars relevant to
modern
psychotherapists? Paper presented at the International Seminar on
Counseling and Psychotherapy: An Islamic Perspective, at Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia.
Badri, M. (2000). Contemplation: An Islamic psychospiritual study. Kuala
Lumpur: Medina
Books.
Badri, M. (2009). The Islamization of psychology: Its why, its what, and its
who In N. M. Noor, Psychology from an Islamic Perspective: A guide
to teaching and learning. Kuala Lumpur: IIUM Press.
Eysenck, M. W. (2000). Psychology: A students handbook. East Sussex:
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Psychology Press.
Iqbal, M. I. M. (2009). Abnormal psychology. In N. M. Noor, Psychology
from an Islamic Perspective: A guide to teaching and learning. Kuala
Lumpur: IIUM Press.
Khaleefa, O. (1997). The imperialism of Euro-American psychology in a nonwestern culture:
An attempt toward an ummatic psychology. The American Journal of
Islamic Social Sciences, 14, 44-69.
Noor, N.M.N. (2009). Islam and Psychology. In N. M. Noor, Psychology from an
Islamic Perspective: A guide to teaching and learning. Kuala Lumpur:
IIUM Press.
Samsuddin, M. Z. (2009). Personality psychology. In N. M. Noor, Psychology
from an Islamic Perspective: A guide to teaching and learning. Kuala
Lumpur: IIUM Press.
Shehu, S. (1997). Towards an Islamic perspective of developmental
psychology. American
Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 14, 41-70.
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Additional references supporting the course


Recommended
Al-Attas, S. M. N. (1990). The nature of man and the psychology of the
human Soul. Kuala
Lumpur: International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization.
Al-Najati, M. U. (1989). Al-hadith al-nabawiyy wa `ilm al-nafs. Beirut: Dar alShuruq.
Al-Najati, M. U. (1987). Al-Quran wa `ilm al-nafs. Beirut: Dar al-Shuruq.
Al-Najati, M. U. (1993). Al-dirasat al-nafsaniyyah `inda `ulama al-muslimin
Beirut: Dar al
Shuruq.
Al-Qadhdhafi, R. M. (1990). `Ilm al-nafs al-Islamiyy. Tripoli: Sahifah al-Da`wah
al-Islamiyyah.
Al-Samaluti, N. M. T. (1984). Al-Islam wa qadaya `ilm al-nafs al-hadith.
Jeddah: Dar al-Shuruq.
Al-Sharqawi, H. M. (1984). Nahw `ilm nafs Islamiyy. Alexandria: Muassasah
Shabab al
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Jami`ah.
`Amir, A. M. (1986). Usul `ilm al-nafs al-`am fi daw al-Islam. Jeddah: Dar alShuruq.
Ansari, Z. A. (Ed). (1992). Quranic concepts of human psyche. Lahore:
International Institute
of Islamic Thought.
Badri, M. B. (1979). The dilemma of Muslim psychologists. London: MWH
London Publishers
Haque, A. (1998). Psychology and religion: Their relationship and integration
from an Islamic
perspective. American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 15, 97-116.
Mahmud, M. M. (1984). `Ilm al-nafs al-mu`asir fi daw al-Islam. Jeddah: Dar
al-Shuruq.
Taha, Z. B. (1995). `Ilm al-nafs fi al-turath al-`arabiyy al-Islamiyy. Khartoum:
Matba`ah
Jami`ah al-Khartum.
List of Journals Related to Islam and Psychology
American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences *
Intellectual Discourse *
International Journal of the Psychology of Religion
Journal for the Scientific Study of the Religion
Journal of Iranian Psychologists
Journal of Psychology and Theology
Journal of Religion and Health
Journal of Religion and Spirituality in Social Work
Journal of Religion, Spirituality, and Aging
Mental Health, Religion, and Culture
Muslim Mental Health *
Research in the Social Scientific Studies of Religion
Review of Religious Research
Social Thought: Journal of Religion in the Social Services
Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science
Useful websites on Islam and Psychology
Arabic and Islamic psychology and philosophy of mind
http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/arabic-islamic-mind/
Islamic Psychology
http://islamic-world.net/psychology/index.php
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Islamic Psychology
http://www.crescentlife.com/articles/islamic%20psych/islamic_psychology.htm
Quranic psychology
http://www.quranicstudies.com/articles/quranic-psychology/
Other Websites
How to summarise research article
http://depts.washington.edu/psywc/handouts/pdf/summarizing.pdf
How to write a review article
http://depts.washington.edu/psywc/handouts/pdf/litrev.pdf
How to write an empirical article
http://dbem.ws/WritingArticle.pdf
How to deliver verbal presentation in psychology
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/Users/ssfd0/presgood.html

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Prepared by:

Checked by:

Approved by:

Sr. Intan Aidura


Alias,
Course Instructor
Department of
Psychology
KIRKHS

Assoc. Prof. Dr.


Shukran Abd.
Rahman
Head, Department
of Psychology
KIRKHS

Prof. Dr. Ibrahim Zein


Dean
KIRKHS

At the end of the programme, students are able to:


1. Knowledge: Demonstrate familiarity with established knowledge in
the field of psychology and awareness of current development
therein.
2. Practical Skills: Use relevant skills learnt in psychology for
professional and personal development.
3. Social Skills and Responsibilities: Cooperate with others and apply
knowledge in a socially responsible manner for the progress of the
nation and the ummah.
4. Values, Attitudes and Professionalism: Demonstrate commitment to
ethics, autonomy and professionalism in the workplace and
everyday life.
5. Communication, Leadership and Team Skills: Communicate with
people from a diverse range of backgrounds with empathy, show
leadership qualities, and act as team player.
6. Problem Solving and Scientific Skills: Analyze issues and
demonstrate skillfulness in planning, executing and evaluating
strategies and action plans.
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7. Information Management and Lifelong Learning Skills: Use the


necessary learning skills in information management and apply
effective strategies for lifelong self-improvement.
8. Managerial and Entrepreneurial Skills: Apply basic managerial and
entrepreneurial skills in relevant fields.
9. Islamicization: Use Islamic principles to analyze and evaluate ideas
and theories in modern disciplines.
10.
Integration: Integrate Islamic teachings in the application of
the discipline for the purpose of improving their attitude and
behavior.

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