Islamic Psychology in Modern Life

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Theory and Practice for all. Tutor: Dr TK Harris MD, Neuropsychiatrist

Learning Objectives:

  • Know what the parts of the mind in Islamic psychology, and how this relates to happiness.
  • Use this structure to describe how mind works in everyday, realtime situations.
  • Describe the qualities of Islamic concepts: Nafs (Emotions), Aql (Intellect) and Qalb (Heart)
  • Understand how wellbeing and good conduct are forged from the Islamic model.
  • Apply this learning to a real-life situation of overthinking ( also known as obsessional thoughts or was-was)

Learner Requirements:

No prior experience required.

About the typical learner:

  • You want to understand Islamic approaches to living well. You don’t need prior experience.
  • You’re curious about how to improve your own mental wellbeing or for others in your life.
  • You’re interested in mental health for your own learning or for your professional or academic needs.
  • You want be effective in understanding how Islamic psychology works in personal or professional life.
  • You’re aware of great speakers Mufti Menk, Nouman Ali Khan, Omar Suleiman or Yasmine Moghahed, and want to take your understanding to a deeper level.


Ancient traditions are coming back in a big way. They are timeless, and deal with the human condition very sympathetically.

Islamic psychology is surprisingly related in its origins to modern psychology and medicine. In fact, the world’s first psychiatric hospital was founded in medieval times by a doctor called Al-Razi, and many of its treatments would be recognised in a modern setting, including counselling, exercise, meditation and so on.

In this course, which is the first and only of its kind on Seeds of Guidance, Islam meets modern science in describing the essence of mental health and real-world contentment across all areas of life. Gain a full understanding of how your mind works. Increase your mental wellbeing using the concept of Tharwatul Qalb, or Mental Wealth, which cuts across all aspects of mental health, from illness right through to exceptional performance and noble conduct (Akhlaaq). Understand the emotions (Nafs), Intellect (Aql), and the Highest self or True self (Qalb). 

Dr TK Harris is a retired neuropsychiatrist who trained in medicine in Oxford and went on to work in a clinical career for 20 years at the highest level- consultant neuropsychiatrist. A long time friend of Mufti Menk, he began writing groundbreaking books that combined Islamic and secular (academic) psychology. He has published seven books so far, three of which were Amazon best sellers in the Islamic Books category.

This course takes the mystery out of the mind, and gives the learner the tools needed to understand it clearly. We will cover a very relevant, working model of psychology and mental health that can be used to help oneself or others. Suitable for learners at all levels, from the lay person up to academic students and professionals who want to broaden their understanding and discover some genuinely useful tools that can be applied in any situation.

Course Content

Module 1: Introduction
Module 2: Human Emotions and Instincts
Module 3: The Intellect
Module 4: The True Self Qalb or Heart
Module 5: Applying Islamic Psychology

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Iara Silva
Posted 2 days ago
Wish to have more of this

Salaam! The course was short but very informative, and I wish that we had more of this kind of subject. As a teacher, it helped opened my eyes to understand myself and my students better. Thanks a lot!

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Posted 1 month ago
to understand all the characters of ourselves

Alhamdulillah it was really an open eye reminder. may Allah accept it and bestow you with what is best for u in this life and in hereafter.

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Elias Mohammed
Posted 2 months ago
Very Useful

Thanks for providing me this chances. keep going may Allah helps you all

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Muskan Khan
Posted 3 months ago
Good course

I wish it had more lessons

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Alma Abdul Sattar
Posted 3 months ago
Explained in such an easy manner

The clarity of content, visualisation, narration and ease of concepts. Very easy and practical. It's very rare that you go through content about the cimplexities of mi d and are not overwhelmed.

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Posted 4 months ago

Very useful

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Samra Rehan Khan
Posted 5 months ago
Islamic Psychology

I really liked the course. it was so insightful. JazakAllah for making this course.

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Posted 5 months ago
Islamic physology

It was good but very precise...it should include more of counseling

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Thasneem Ahamed
Posted 6 months ago
Very useful course for beginners

Good 👍

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Chernor M Jalloh
Posted 7 months ago
Wonderful course

Alhamdulilah I have learned something beneficial for my mental well being. With this course you can navigate through life with ease. May Allah bless the producer and all those whose efforts contributed to the production of this course, aameen.

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