Muslims seek peace of mind through ritual worship and service to mankind, believing that only the remembrance of God can ease the soul’s tumultuous passage through this world. Modern psychology and psychiatric practice, however, seeks to explain human happiness and well being in very different terms. How does the Muslim doctor and patient navigate this unfamiliar terrain?
This series will, God willing, address the following issues:
How should religious people respond to the prevalent aetiology of depression?
What affect can the Unseen world have on our mental well being?
What are the criteria for mental capacity within Muslim law?
Can patients ever be treated against their will?
How have Muslim scholars treated the different faculties of mind and soul in the past?
Are these classifications outdated?