Author: Malik BadriTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Abdul-Wahid Lu'Lu'A/Shaykh Yusuf Al-QaradawiPublisher: Institute of Objective StudiesYear: 2010Language: EnglishPages: 136ISBN/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.
ForewordIntroduction by Shaykh Yusuf al-QaradawiAuthor’s Introduction1. Contemplation: A Modern Psychological Perspective2. Contemplation: The Works of Early Muslim Scholars3. Islamic Contemplation and Modern Meditation Procedures4. The Qur’an and the Contemplation of God’s Creation5. Contemplation as an Unrestricted Form of Worship6. Contemplation of the Invisible and its Limits7. Individual Levels of Contemplation8. Experimental Science and Religion: The Cosmic Laws9. ConclusionNotesBibliographyIndex of Qur’anic CitationsGeneral Index